In our what’s for dinner segment this week, we are talking fritters.
We are both pretty excited about making shrubs, which are delicious drinking vinegars made from fruit, sugar and (of course) plenty of tart vinegar. Marisa has been making them for years and Joy has just gotten started. They are easy!
And speaking of all things hippie–Marisa has recently gotten back into the groove of sprouting lentils at home.
At the market this week, we’re stocking up on leeks.
In food news this week, we discuss a recent NPR’s The Salt piece that addresses the difficulty of shopping for sustainable seafood, even with the help of all those guides.
Next up: Dinner, unrestricted. As Marisa’s husband shifts away from a low-carb eating style, she is free to add some grains glorious grains to their shared dinners.
Joy shares one of her current obsessions: Bagel Thursday at Essen Bakery in South Philly.
We also talk about meatloaf–there’s a new meatloaf cookbook, A Meatloaf in Every Pot, and a whole lot of opinions on the subject of this humble foodstuff. (Here’s a link to Joy’s favorite meatloaf recipe.)
At the market this week, we are buying some baby kale.
What’s for dinner this week? Leftover pasta frittata.
Picking up on the topic of eating more vegetables, we talked about strategies for eating as many as you can when you’re eating at restaurants.
Joy’s kitchen renovation is provoking deep thoughts on the symbolic meaning of the kitchen table. Julia Child had one, and now Joy wants one too. But can she live without an island? These are big questions.
At the market this week: Unsweetened coconut flakes.
Marisa has seen the light about homemade stocks, thanks to some brothy soups she’s been making lately. The stock has been the star of the show!
During her exile from her under-construction kitchen, Joy ate most of the papaya salads at restaurants around Philadelphia and she shares her favorites. (The version at Bottles & Banh Mi was her favorite.)
We are thinking about starting up a potluck club. Are you in the Philly area? Would you want to be a member? Tell us in the comments.
And finally, at the market, we are stocking up on locally grown and milled flour. Specifically Daisy Flour.