Thursday, September 20, 2007

Grilling Adventures

As many may know, I've been a vegetarian for about 2 years now, but recently I've been letting humanely-raised chicken back into my life (I'm weak, what can I say?). Well I've found this great Amish chicken at Bloomingfoods, and I just adore it. It's what chicken is supposed to taste like, you know? Anyway, I should also tell you that I never really learned how to grill, because in my family it's kind of a man thing, and I just never bothered to learn. Anyway, my uncle is here in Bloomington this week and he offered today to buy me a grill as a belated birthday present, and I obliged. I had to get a little 18" tailgate-style grill because I am not allowed to have the real deal at my apartment, but, as usual, I work with what I've got. So I set the grill up (quite a feat, if I do say so myself), got it going, and threw the chicken on there. I marinated it beforehand in some Italian dressing for a little while (it makes the chicken juicier and gives it a little more flavor). It turned out deliciously. I served it with some salad and it was a perfect late summer dinner. And so ended my first experience with grilling. It went well and I'm excited to try some vegetables on there.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Farm Bill Funny

Here's a funny but informative video on the Farm Bill that I came across today:


Lost Time

I apologize for the lack of updates here lately, I've been super busy and I had no idea anyone was actually reading this, but as it turns out people are reading, which makes me happy :). I don't have much that's new and terribly interesting to write about but I did pick up some wonderful veggies at the farmer's market the other day and made a delicious meal of them.

The last time I got to the market was a couple of weeks ago, but my parents were with me so I got more food than I normally would since, of course, they were paying. I bought sweet corn, green beans, new potatoes, and pears, among a few other things. Dinner that night was a-mazing. We had simply steamed corn and green beans, the latter sprinkled with a little lemon juice and sea salt-- delicious. The potatoes I boiled and hand-mashed with some Applewood smoked bacon, green onion, and fresh minced garlic. They were wonderful. The pears we have been munching on for the last couple of weeks and they still taste juicy and delicious. And that's about all I have to relate for now!