Archive for the ‘Food’ tag
I recently read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. He had spoken at the Web 2.0 conference I attended last November and it was a compelling talk. After reading the book and hearing about Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms I decided to sample some Grass Fed Beef.
Having taken this objective, my first task was to find out where I could buy grass fed beef. I looked online and found a few local farms that would sell me a whole or half cow. That was more than I needed. A friend told me that New Season’s Market carried it. I packed the family in the car and took a trip out to the store. They carried one cut, a New York Steak. I bought it.
To prepare the meat, I marinaded it in a Yoshida’s marinade overnight. I then cooked the steaks on the BBQ, carefully using tongs rather than a fork (no holes). You can see the finished product below.
Now it was time to sample the meat. Typically I am not a fan of steak. I’ll eat it in a pinch and think it tastes ok. This steak was fantastic! It was tender and moist and full of flavor. I’d say it was the best steak I’ve ever had (including the Kobe Beef I ate in Japan). I’ll definitely be back for more.
In case you’re looking for local sources of Grass Fed Beef and other meats, here are a few places I’ve found (mostly through my friend Holly). Let me know of other places in Oregon. I’d love to try them out.
Kookoolan Farms – Heirloom Breed Chickens
North Valley Farm – Lamb
We’d been meaning to do it for a long time.� When we first saw the Dinner’s Ready sign, it immediately seemed like a good idea.� After all, what’s not to like about someone preparing your meals for you?� I wondered if it might not be too expensive.� I also wondered if I’d like the food.
Last week we took the plunge.� There was a coupon in the local paper. � We brought up their website and browsed through the menu.� It sure sounded good.
Grilled Tequila-Lime Chicken with Rice
Thai Red Curry Beef and Jasmine Rice
Shrimp with Penne Pasta & Roasted Pepper Cream Sauce
These sound like things on a restaurant menu, not what I might cook for dinner.
Tuesday night was Chicken Fettuccini.� The chicken was very good.� The meal didn’t go as well as planned though, mostly because of completely unrelated events (ever have one of those days).
Wednesday night was better.� We had Shrimp and Rice with Vegetables.� I’m sure there’s a fancy name for it, but I can’t remember it.� Turns out Emily doesn’t like shrimp.� That’s ok though, because I do.� There was a ton of shrimp in this dish.� Karen and I both walked away full.� The rice was good as well.� There were peppers, snow peas, and a few other vegetables in the rice.� It made for a good meal.
That’s all we’ve tried so far.� Next week we’ll work our way through the rest of the menu.� If you’ve tried this before, drop me a line.� I’m interested in whether it’s something you’d do again and what you though of your experience.