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- Gonna leave this here until it’s no longer relevant: Turkey reminder! We’re partnering with Village Acres Farm to bring you pastured birds raised by Reiff’s Poultry Farm. For more info, or to pre-order, visit the Village Acres website or talk to us at the stand.
- Fennel and leeks and eggplant, oh my! And cabbage and broccoli and cauliflower, too!
- No fresh meat this week (pork next week), but we’ve got a good stock of pork chops, chicken legs & thighs, lots of yummy sausages, and oh-so-much-more in the freezer.
- It’s a good thing I write this newsletter every week, because it just helped me remember that it’s Third in the Burg. That means we’ll be open until 8pm on Friday, sipping wine and maybe even snacking on something (no promises there, since I just remembered it’s this week!).
Scroll down for the full list of what we’ll have this week!
I just checked, and the only food pic I took this week didn’t turn out so well. The food was fine — a fried rice-inspired farro/spinach/scrambled egg breakfast, topped with carrot ginger dressing. The food was good, except I added a little too much salt, but the pic — meh.
But it’s okay, because what I really want to talk about tonight is recipe bookmarking and sharing, and I need your advice.
The thing is this — I scour the web (and even hardcopy cookbooks) for recipe inspiration like it’s my job. I figure, it sort of is my job, and I love doing it, so… But how to keep track of all the yummy looking things I find? And is there a better way to share them with you — or anyone who might be interested — than randomly linking to them in these weekly missives? What if I wanted to find something again? What if you wanted to find something again?
Over the last few months (maybe longer), I’ve experimented with a few different strategies. I’ve got my Google bookmarks, of course, which I never ever think to go look at again. I’ve got a Pocket account, which I actually love for keeping track of things I want to read, but doesn’t really have a good way to share a collection. I add websites to my personal to do list (I use Todoist, mostly) and sometimes even remember to go back to them, but there’s really no way to share that. Pinterest is the obvious choice, but I get really sick of them feeding me wedding pins (I’m not planning a wedding, I don’t understand why you’re doing this!) and keto pins and vegan pins and….I just want to see food! I also want to be able to tag things, so I can later find all the egg recipes, even if some of them are also pasta recipes, but Pinterest has Boards and Sections, but a given pin can only be in one section at a time, so I can see eggs or pasta, but something that’s both might fall through the cracks when I’m looking later. (I also want to be able to tag things #eggs #winter #fall so I can search by ingredient or by season.)
There’s also Raindrop, which I’d never heard of until I embarked upon this search but seems like it might be exactly what I’m looking for, except that when I type “eggs” into the search bar, it returns only one recipe, even though I have two recipes tagged with “eggs”. So…maybe not ready for primetime?
And then there’s the very barebones Pinboard, which does allow tagging, but isn’t, you know, sexy.
So here’s my question — would you enjoy having access to all the recipe links I’m squirreling away throughout the course of looking for good things to eat? Are you already using any of the platforms I mentioned above, and would like to see me use them? Do you know of a better platform to use? (Here’s what I really want — a community curated/social site where we each have our own boards (or whatever), like Pinterest but with tagging, for RECIPES ONLY (and only real ones, that, like, actual people can actually make), where it’s easy to see not just the recent pins, but also pins from the same time of year in previous years. Know of anything like that?)
I bet there are recipe only sites… but for some reason I haven’t looked into those at all. Do you use anything like that?
Anyway! to facilitate gathering feedback and ideas (if anyone’s interest at all!), I’ve setup a little survey on the subject. I’d love to hear from you! (Even if it’s just for you to tell me this is not worth trying to figure out…)
P.S. Recipe bookmarking is not all we’ve been doing — in the past week painting (or at least priming) has begun, an exposed brick wall has been sealed, a walk-in quote has been had, POS exploration has continued, and I’m pretty sure some other stuff I can’t remember right now.
P.P.S. We did cook more things than just that not-so-picturesque farro thing, they just weren’t very picturesque, either. But my favorite was chili and cornbread! Coming soon to my kitchen are mac & cheese, Korean BBQ sausage stuffed delicata (but maybe Grandpa’s chorizo?), and maybe something like this paprika-rubbed chicken but just with legs and thighs and maybe at a higher temperature for something a lot less than two and a half hours…
Fall Veggie Love
PIE PUMPKINS (nevermind :-()
Greens, Hearty & Delicate
- Rainbow Chard
- Green Curly Kale
- Baby Mixed Kale
- Mesclun Mix
- Lettuce Mix (urgent use only)
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Pink Lady Apples
- Golden Delicious Apples
- Figs (in the cheese case)
- Cremini (arriving sometime Thursday morning)
- White (see above)
- Shiitake (see above)
- Oyster (already here)
- Lions Mane (ditto)
Onions & Garlic
- White Onions
- Yellow Onions
- Red Onions
- Green Bell Peppers
- Yummy Snacks
- Red Beets
- Rainbow Carrots
- Bunched Watermelon Radishes
- Sweet Potatoes
- Yukon Gold Potatoes
- McGrath’s Original
- Sesame Original
- Irish Oatmeal Pan Bread
- Parmesan Olive Herb
- Pumpkin Ginger
- Nutty Irishman
- Baguettes (frozen only)