Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Day in Food

I had lunch with Sarah today and it was about doggone time.

We met up first at the Farmers' market. How I love thee, Farmers' market.

She will be cooking up some Moroccan stew and a peach pie. I'll be making Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad, along with something blueberry/rhubarbish.

Over my Panera Greek Salad she gave me all the skinny on her newlywedness. Word on the street is, I get first rights on the For Real wedding pics, pending their arrival. I'm thinking this calls for a full-blown FPFG interview with the bride. Don't you agree?

I knew you would.

The scary part is, she said she would be interviewed by me only if I would then be interviewed by her.

My adolescence - most of which she was privy to - flashed before my eyes. And then I thought of all of those times I called her that name. And then I get all hivey and my pits got clammy and in an unfortunate knee-jerk reaction, I hissed "Ozzzzzzzzyyyyyyy....".

In retrospect, that may have been the wrong response.

After lunch, while Cory and Calvo went fishing, and Silo napped, Ruby and I made cupcakes.

And then I made this for dinner with pea pods from our garden. (And no, Martha Stewart is not paying me...yet.)

I implore you to make this drop-dead delicious meal. Especially if you happen to have an Asian child or two in your care. Calvin had seconds, then a cupcake, then polished off the rest of the rice. White rice - it's in their blood. I've never seen anything like it. Kimchi? That's another story...

After the Littles were tucked in, us Bigs hit the garden and came in with a bucket of loot, including our first very woeful looking Pink Girl tomato. I'm hoping to high Heaven that her sisters buck up and represent.

And speaking of woeful...have you ever seen a sorrier excuse of a pie photo?

Alas, the never-ending peanut butter pie finally gave up the ghost. It was time. A memorial service was held in the North cornfield. Please send more pie in lieu of flowers.

36 comments:

  1. Would love to read both interviews!

    My garden is finally starting to come in good. Been putting up some things from the Farmer's Mkt. that I am not growing. My freezer is getting full of fruits and corn and my cabinets have some canned beans and potatoes. Can't wait to put up tomatoes.

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  2. Now that is a farmers market. I went to one this morning that was a little...smaller!

    Lovely dinner recipe!

    :) Laura

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  3. It was actually swiss chard pizza tonight! Tomorrow is the stew and the pie...and there's loaves of zucchini bread in my future! I think I missed you more after seeing you than before, how does that happen? Ps. not to be all full of myself, but is that first snapshot of my arm and my ring???????

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  4. I've commenced vacuuming for your arrival Tuesday. I'm interviewing you for MY blog then - so Sarah, get in line baby - unless, like you are seeing her tomorrow or something. Great post as usual Bo, and I seriously love the new profile pic, I think it would be the perfect photo on your book jacket. Perfect I tell ya. PS - I just might make you a pie on Tuesday. I just might.

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  5. both those recipes look delicious! I will add them to my list.
    I can't wait to read both interviews.

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  6. I am so glad you post on the weekends. Your blog updates are a little sparkle of my evening. Thanks

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  7. Peanut butter pie should never, not ever, be allowed to run out. Or peach pie, for that matter. I wish I had something more substantial to add. What I really wish is that I had a peanut butter pie to send you. Thank you for adding just the right dose of beauty to my evening!

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  8. I love how you spent your day! And I really love that plate!

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  9. I can't believe that you threw a peanut butter pie away!

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  10. What fun! I am going to try your grilled corn and tomato salad. It looks Yummmmyy!
    Warmly,
    ~Debbie~

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  11. I can't wait for the interview. Maybe you should play defense and think of the most embarrassing questions to ask "Ozzy", just to make sure you'll come out looking like tulips...or something like that. No no, that's mean.
    I have unfortunate photos of myself in Freshman Year High school phase floating on Facebook right now, if you could send ideas for how to exact revenge on the person who posted them...that'd be great.
    How come the past isn't like pie?

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  12. Anxiously awaiting the interviews! All the food looks great. I made 2 loaves of zucchini bread and put some in the freezer for later. Gotta do blackberries tomorrow. BTW, loved the book homie!! :)

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  13. Sounds like a delicious day! Greek salad, oh how I love a good Greek salad. That grilled corn & tomato salad sounds so good! And those cupcakes - yum. Even the pie looks good. Everything tastes better when it's being eaten with those you love most don't you think?

    I'm jealous of your garden goods. We've had the most unusual weather this year and ours is quite behind. I had to buy cucumbers today! :(

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  14. What a day you had...looks like it was yummy from the start to the finish! Hope your Sunday is just as great. BTW, I love Everyday Food...such easy, everyday recipes!

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  15. Isn't the farmers market divine? There are several here in the UK that I've been secretly stalking every day since my vacation here!

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  16. OK, is it wrong that I want to eat that pie right now? Before 8 a.m.?

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  17. totally starving now....heart your blog!

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  18. I love it that you posted where you got the recipe. Im always looking for new dinner ideas.Thanks!

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  19. You are my kind of girl. I am always thinking three meals ahead myself! Yum!

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  20. sounds so good and that Farmer's Market...so beautiful!!

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  21. Is there anything better than the farmer's market? I think not. By the way, you deserve whatever you get from Sarah. I'm also partial to Every Day Food recipes but right now I am all about Barefoot Contessa recipes. She's my woman.

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  22. I think I may be making that stir fry recipe very soon! Yum! And that PB Pie, my mouth is watering!

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  23. honey, any picture of pie is beautiful. speaking of beautiful, i'm wondering what the odds are of running into a certain tallish witty farmgirl and her passel of adorables this weekend when i'm in her (your) neck of the woods. fair-to-good? excellent? i can bribe with pie, if necessary.

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  24. Speaking of white rice - being in the blood. My kiddo's (though not Asian) love rice too. And they CAN'T eat rice without it being/sticking E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E, but where it's supposed to be.

    I actually had the thought to ask someone (I'll pick you),sometime, how in the world Asian families or Asian kids can eat so much rice... and it not be messy?? Or, is it still?
    Know what I mean?? Is it an art form? Any tricks or hints on how to at least clean it up effeciantly?
    It doesn't help that we have carpet in our dining room. Maybe we should try using Chopsticks?? At least there would be a valid excuse...or,reason. My kids are 3 and 1 - almost 2.

    Oh, and honey... I have seen a sorrier excuse for pie. Although, yours still looks delish.

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  25. You all in the warmer parts of the US are so lucky to already have produce from your garden! We usually are just starting to get a few early things like beans, peas, or berries. I would LOVE to be able to have my own cucumbers and tomatoes already! Have you every tried Lemon Cucumbers? They're handsdown my favorite.

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  26. Oh man, you should warn people not to read this post while hungry. What a fun day with delish food! That PB pie looks soooo yummy, nothing is better than merguine pilled high!

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  27. Please come cook for me...pretty pretty puhlease:)

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  28. yes, please come cook for me too. you put my kitchen to shame! (i love kimchi :))

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  29. Any picture of pie is good with me. The cukes recipe is from Tasty Kitchen ...MaMaw's refrigerator pickle recipe. I have found that it makes 3 half pint jars per recipe when you stuff them full. So good and so easy too, and they get better as the days go by.

    And yes, that was my strawberry cake you recently read about...I salivate just thinking about it.

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  30. I too love Farmer's Markets! We started a new one in Council Bluffs this year - now if only my garden would start producing more than just tomatoes.

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  31. Hip hip hooray for fresh fruits and veggies! My hubby would probably devour the entire peanut butter pie if I made one!

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  32. Greek salad at Panera makes me hungry for it even at 9:20 in the morning :) And who made that PB pie? YUMMY.

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  33. You can't show us a pie that looks that delicious and NOT give up the recipe!!! You have no idea my level of peanut butter addiction here girl!

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  34. Everything looks so yummy! I love farmer's markets.

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  35. what a perfect day
    & seriously, the pie looked fabulous to me
    xo

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