06 March, 2011

What I Grubbed On Today (Dinner)...

I had a hankerin' for a simple "Scandinavian" dinner and this is the result of my cravings:

Smoked salmon with homemade dill/yogurt sauce on freshly toasted rye bread; an extra side of smoked salmon; farmer's market beets and parsnips sauteed with garlic and onions in olive oil and rendered duck fat (my new favorite staple); a simple salad of farmer's market Romaine lettuce with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper; and a glass of Trader Joe's "Two Buck Chuck" Shiraz wine. 

Rye bread from local bakery Cheeseboard, smoked salmon from IKEA's food shop, Greek yogurt seasoned with a little fresh garlic, dried dill weed and seed, mustard seeds, salt & black pepper left to sit for 30 minutes to absorb flavors.

What looked like a regular beet at the farmer's market...

...surprisingly turned out to mimic candy-cane colors on the inside! Now I know it's officially called a Chioggia beet.

For dessert I continued on the grape theme with raisins, along with a handful of Trader Joe's "Dark Chocolate Covered Powerberries," (açaí, pomegranate, cranberry, and blueberry fruit juice pieces). Hot damn!


  1. Yum yum yum! This all looks so delicious. I'd love to follow you on one of your farmers' market/cooking day!
    You make me want to cook!

  2. I go to the North Berkeley market on Thursday evenings, or the Downtown Berkeley one on Saturday mornings...come with me!


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