February 21, 2010


February 21, 2010 - .  

brunch: coffee from Heller’s; hash browns (onion; garlic; shredded, towel-dried potatoes; oil; salt and pepper); 3-bean-bok-choy salad (click for the recipe);


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of some sort of green bean that tasted like olive (Honey what was it called??)
  • 1/2 head of bok choy, chopped small
  • 1/2 onion, chopped small
  • apple cider vinegar to taste
  • soy sauce to taste (just a little bit to round out the flavor)
  • olive oil (sadly what we used was 85% soy, 15% olive oil)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of 2 limes
  • chopped Granny Smith apple

Combine all ingredients.  Add one of the limes directly to the apple slices so that they don’t brown as quickly. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes before serving.

biscuits (click for the recipe) and sausage-apple gravy. The gravy was fried onions and garlic, small Granny Smith apple slices, 2 cups broth from Rapunzel bouillon, rosemary, 8 leaves fresh chopped sage, roasted red pepper, salt and pepper, a roux made with white flour and oil, and Field Roast’s sage and apple sausage (sliced and fried). Apple in gravy received mixed reviews.

adapted from this recipe

  • 0.75 c white flour
  • 1.25c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 5 T Crisco (yum!)
  • 1 cup cold soymilk (stick in freezer for a couple minutes before using)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Combine dry ingredients.  Cut in Crisco.  In a separate bowl, combine soymilk and cider vinegar to curdle; let this sit for 15 minutes.  Then add the curdled soymilk to the rest of the ingredients, and stir.  Roll to about 1/2 inch thick.  Bake at 350F for 6-10 minutes (we took ours out too early, but it still tasted good) on a greased baking sheet.

dinner of sorts: Cajun french fries ($2.85 for the regular size, which is HUGE), ketchup, and complimentary peanuts from Five Guys. Potatoes for the day were from Shelley, Idaho. This is the best food in the entire world.

snacks on bus and after: sour patch kids ($0.99 for generic ones from CVS); more Stickletti pretzels; two clementine oranges; lemon poppyseed cookie from Alternative Baking Company (the store was open at 1am when I was walking home from the DC2NY bus… how could I say no???)


  1. stacey's comment:

    you ate clementines, not tangerines.

    I think that is the biscuit recipe (how do you have such a good memory?). I am going to try to find it online


    katherine's reply:

    thanks. I don’t know orange from oranges.


  2. Shelley's comment:

    The best things come from Shelley. I’ll send pictures from the brunch soon!


  3. emily's comment:

    oh shit, i just looked it up and there’s a five guys within walking distance from my house. i’ll put that information in my pocket and save it for a bad day…


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