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Sunday at the Market & Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Loaf alla Smitten Kitchen

April 26, 2009

The recipe from Smitten Kitchen was rather perfect (if not caloric–mine, the way I followed, served 12 peices, each I figured out has 260 calories, 12 grams of fat (2 are saturated), 60mg of cholesterol, 145mg of sodium, 1mg of potassium, 33 carbs (20 are sugar), 5 grams of protein, 2% vit A, 4% calcium, 3% iron (based on 2000 calorie diet). I used Face Greek Yogurt (full fat) and organic, wild frozen blueberries.

As you can see, even with all the calories and fat and sugar and oh my!, two of us managed to nearly kill the damn loaf in a matter of two days. Yeah, heathens.

I haven’t been posting as much because there has not been as much worth sharing lately. My produce shipment has been much the same (chard, oranges, apples, blah), and most of our meals have been grilled this and that and nothing terribly exciting or new. (Last night we had some sockeye salmon in a lime-cilatro marinade that I wouldn’t make again grilled alongside some zucchini and swiss chard with caramelized shallots).

I did make my way to the Ferry Building in San Francisco this morning for the first time in probably a year. It happened to be one of the 6 Sundays a year the mayor decides is “good for business” to shut down the embarcadero and allow bikes, skateboards, and walkers to take over the street in front. I was chatting with the gentleman who helped me at Cowgirl Creamery (I found half a mt. Tam, some pecorino genero, and a small goat-looking cow’s milk cheese from the soft case that tickled my fancy at the moment, thanks for asking) about this and then we both stared at the 3 sets of double doors which had not seen a single body enter them for several minutes. I commented that Mr. Newsome probably does not buy his hair gel at the ferry building, and the gentleman added “even when he is in town.” ;)

I very rarely shop at the building because despite the quality, there is hardly anything I’d consider a bargain. The $1.80 I spent for a grapefruit macaroon from Miette? Probably the best value of the day.

I picked up some organic russets to add to the leeks that came last week in my shipment, some ginger, some garlic, some shortbread and a Pain Epi from Acme. I grabbed a beautifully trimmed pork tenderloin (you’ll perhaps see him later this week), and some very thick bacon. I came home, we gorged on Mt Tam with our Acme, went for a run, then a long bike ride (the man managed to kill a tube on his bike again so he walked half the way), and then proceeded to make more Potato Leek Soup, sans 1/2 the butter and thankfully with homemade stock from the attempt at chicken pot pie I made last week (sorry, no pictures). So alas, all I can do today is point you towards old and other recipes (I made Katie’s artichoke and chard dip yesterday for an afternoon snack with Rainbow Grocery‘s flax tortilla strip chips. It turned out great but I used Canadian cheddar and imagine the mozarella would have been better).

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  • Reply Katie April 27, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Epi is my favorite! I think I could live off of epi and butter.

    Glad you liked the artichoke dip!

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