this week i…(part II)

February 4, 2011

1. Found Dundee Marmalade at the supermarket. It’s made in the U.K. and contains thick chunks of Seville orange rind. Marmalade on toast was a breakfast staple of my Mum’s when I was growing up.

2. Baked cookies just because I knew I’d want about 38 of them the next day. It was a good decision.

3. Discovered Ines Rosales Tortas de Aceite or Olive Oil Tortas from Seville, Spain. Handmade and individually-wrapped, they’re a beautiful thing to enjoy on a sleepy weekend morning with a cup of strong coffee or a Saturday afternoon with slices of sharp cheddar cheese.

4. Remembered how much I love yoga and how challenging it is for me.

5. Had proper English bacon (a la the bacon sarnie) with runny fried eggs and sourdough toast for dinner. Agreed with Dan that it is one of our favourite dinners of all time.

6. Cursed the winter cold. About eighteen times.

7. Made whole wheat butternut squash waffles. Oh yeah.

8. Hit up our local pub for some white winter ales and onion rings….then came home and made spicy turkey chili for dinner. Glorious, I tell ya.

9. Cooked chana masala. It blew my brains out, as per usual. While I cooked I listened to my Band of Horses record, drank lots of red wine and watched my cat do this:

It was pretty awesome.

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Holly February 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

this week i went to bed at 8pm, woke up at 7am and finally felt rested. word.

p.s. i REALLY want one of those tortas…

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Sue February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Spent the week battling cold/flu/cough. Lots of soup !

Made turkey rice soup with stock and meat in the freezer since Thanksgiving. Turkey was cooked on a smoker/grill, so lovely smokey taste.

Made chicken wild rice soup and actually followed “how to make stock” instructions from the Fanny Farmer cookbook. I agree that pulling the meat off the bones after an hour (and returning bones and skin to stock pot) kept the meat very tender.

And today on a snowy day in Texas we will be featuring minestrone with turkey Italian sausage !

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Kaley February 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Those tortas are amaaaazing. Seville oranges too. My bf’s parents love them.

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emily (a nutritionist eats) February 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

…I haven’t eaten out in over a week! (a small miracle)

Those tortas are AMAZING! I almost bought some more last night, but then didn’t because I would eat them all. :)

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makiuzt February 5, 2011 at 12:40 am

ok, let me think…i seldom do a weekly summary so it’s a really good question! so this week i…

1. started a new twitter, made up my mind on what to focus on!
2. checked out a book from the library called “the flavor thesaurus” (Niki Segnit) and was overwhelmed by her flavor wheel!
3. roasted a cornish hen with lemon pepper, first in my life!
4. saw the king’s speech and had beethoven all over me for two days!
5. realized i really did very little in a week
6. promised myself to work on more adventures in the weeks to come!
…the end…

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Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Sigh. That is the perfect week.

I did yoga this past week too, and also realized how much I love it. How challenging it is. My arms were both upset and happy, all at the same time. :D

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Kristen February 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

1. Survived the Chicago blizzard!! Thanks to lots of hot cocoa, which amazingly tastes better when you add the slightest hint of salt – I nearly gagged when my friend told me, but it’s surprisingly true!

2. Discovered the ostrich burger

3. My roommate came home with “chalk board paint.” We now proudly sport an entire chalk board wall (black), complete with semi-accurate caricatures of ourselves, mountains, purple rabbits, and walruses? Odd, I know.

The thought of butternut squash waffles is making me drool… must try.

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