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Food notes

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I’ll make a salmon GOPM for The Wife today, along these lines:

1/2 c pearled barley
2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
sliced leek
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 c chopped celery
1 medium carrot, diced
9 oz wild salmon, cut into chunks
good sprinkling Penzey’s Mural of Flavor seasoning
2 sliced Roma tomatoes
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c Kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
chopped red kale to fill the pot
thin slices Meyer lemon (not peeled)

pour-over:

2 Tbsp Penzey’s Country French vinaigrette dressing
1 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp sherry

UPDATE: It came out very tasty indeed. I was curious to see how the pearled barley worked (very nice, a little al dente but done) and the kale (good choice, and lemon slices were a good touch). Worth a repeat.

I’m also going to make a tuna salad. I’m thinking something like this (now updated to reflect what I actually did):

2 cans Wild Planet Albacore Tuna, drained
around 1 cup chopped celery
1/2 red onion, chopped (no sweet onion at the store, not even for ready money)
2 Belgian endive, chopped
1 radicchio (same shape as endive), chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large carrot, diced
1 Haas avocado, chopped
1/2 cup forbidden (black) rice, cooked (producing ~1 cup)
2 Tbsp capers
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, cut in half
vinaigrette made with Penzeys Country French vinaigrette seasoning (with olive oil and sherry vinegar)
a little mayonnaise
freshly ground pepper
1 tsp turmeric
dash of Worcestershire or soy sauce

That’s what I’m thinking now. I’ll look around the produce section to see what I might add. Maybe some radicchio? An avocado cut into chunks?

The idea is familiar by now: protein, starch, a little oil, and veggies galore.

Written by Leisureguy

4 November 2012 at 8:25 am

Secret shave

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I did an unphotographed shave this morning. I decided on the spur of the moment to try Mike’s Natural with a boar brush (the Omega 40033 Mighty Midget), since I now knew more about making lather with that soap. In fact, the boar for me did not work so well with that soap as did the badger. My next go with the soap will be with a horsehair brush.

Nonetheless, I got a fine shave with the Tradere Straight Bar—really an excellent razor—and a Gillette Rubie blade. A splash of Saint Charles Shave Bulgarian Rose aftershave, and I’m sitting here enjoying a BBS result.

Written by Leisureguy

4 November 2012 at 8:14 am

Posted in Shaving

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