I just realized that a local food co-op is less than 2 miles from where I live now. I also found out that my co-op membership is accepted there. Yesterday I fixed my bike and took it over there and picked up a few items for dinner. I found figs at a great price and could not pass them up. I also found cranberries, which again, I could not pass up. I packed up my bags and biked back.
I decided to roast the figs, unfortunately I did not have the ingredients for the best recipe I found. I had to put that off for a day. I did however, make the most amazing BLT sandwiches with a lovely sprouted tofu that had been baked and then sautéed to crisp up. Heirloom tomatoes and spring greens on a flax-seed bread makes a wonderful party in your mouth.
Today I had several errands to run. I biked up to Capital Hill to pick up my mail and talk to my bank about setting up a transfer of retirements funds. After I finished up I had a lovely lunch at The Wedgewood. It is a quaint little vegan Thai place. After that I biked up to my co-op. I needed goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. On Friday my partner requested Wiener Snitzle for dinner. I have never made this before, but I am adventurous, although I will not be tasting it.
I found a nice thin piece of pork for the snitzle. I also found spatzel and picked up some fresh eggs and veggies. As I was biking back I realized that my brakes were not functional. I ended up taking the light rail and making an appointment to have my disc brakes looked at, maybe the pads changed.
When I got back, I immediately prepared to roast the figs. These ended up amazing and I served them up on some homemade bread that made it even more amazing. After that I cooked up some wild rice with vegetables. I took chantrels, green beans, kale and shallot sautéed over low heat with mustard powder, cayenne pepper, and some red pepper flakes. I roasted up a handful of the cranberries in the balsamic mix left over in the pan that the figs were in. I took all the juice and poured it into the rice and veggie mix. It was the most amazing flavor combination. I am very pleased with the outcome of that combination and cannot wait to make it agian!