Posts tagged with “Food”
The weather has started to turn for the better here, and that means we can leave our house to venture outside.
One of Tanya and my favorite places to go is Red Fish Blue Fish. This food truck (actually it is a container with a kitchen and a living roof) on dock that serves up some of the best fish I have ever had. This place is amazing and often worth the 30 min wait that it takes to order.
This was Oliver’s first trip to the dock to wait in line (you can see it in the background) and we ate some great sustainable seafood.
It is nearly the end of the year and two things happened
- I got a futsu squash in our vegie box
- Tanya gave me the Flavor Bible for Christmas.
I looked up winter squash in the book and got inspired for a recipe to make and I thought I would share it.
- 2 small winter squash (futsu in this case, but also used something else, like kobucha)
- a batch of rice (1 cup dried)
- 1 Onion
- 2 Apples chopped, peeled if you have the time
- 1 tbs Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- A handful Toasted hazelnuts
- A few splashes Apple cider vinegar
- 3/8 tsp cayenne
Methodology and process
The Flavor Bible guided me towards an apple, nutmeg, ginger, winter squash mix. I thought of serving it with rice to make it kind of like a pilaf. I was a little worried about the sweetness of the squash and apples, hence the cayenne and vinegar.
- Roast the squash
- Cook a batch of rice
- Fry the onion, add the nutmeg, ginger and cayenne (to release the aromatic goodness)
- when the time is right (you will know), add the apples and cook together
- Add cider vinegar, salt and pepper and taste it, adjust as needed
- Add 1/2 the hazelnuts to the mix, then mix in the rice and squash
- Top with a few hazelnuts and eat dinner
I used apple cider vinegar and cayenne to cut the sweetness, and it seemed to work. It had a nice taste, there was a decent kick of spice followed by a slight nutmeg flavour. It worked, and I was happy, Tanya said it was good just the way it was, but I would have added more squash and vinegar.
I also added some leftover chicken and that made this side dish a full meal.
Oliver was apparently not happy with his feeding tube today, he pulled it out while I was changing his diaper. Likely this was accident, but soon he won’t be need it.
In the last two days Oliver has made more and more progress.
Only twoNone of his feeds are through the feeding tube (they are all orally, breast or bottle). And the Neonatologist has handed Oliver off to the pediatrician. This means that he no longer needs the specialized skill-set of the neonatologist.
Portland is a fun place. Both Tanya and I love this place, and why not, it has all the stuff we love, cyclo-culture, amazing beer, foodie options, cool districts, chilled out just enough and just a little rough around the edges to make it interesting.
This isn’t an extensive list, we only had two days in Portland and one day was July 4th (everything was closed). These were our favorite activities.
- Rent bikes, if you have a little ones, go Dutch with Clever Cycles
- Get away from the heat in Forest Park
- Buy a baguette from Ken’s artisan bread and and fill it with goods from City Market
- Go to Hop Works Bike Bar
- Eat a Swedish breakfast at Broder, show up early to avoid a line
- Check out Alberta Street
- Eat ice cream from Salt and Straw
- Check out some of the many farmers markets
- Drink coffee in one of the cafes and think up skits for the next season of Portlandia
Tanya and I are foodies and our travels usually have a food and drink spin, so if that isn’t your thing, download a copy of Travel Portland Magazine for many more options of what to see, do, and eat.
While walking down the Alberta street in Portland, we noticed this queue of people. At first we thought it was for some new night club, but it didn’t look like a night club. Upon further investigation, we found that people were waiting 45 minutes for ice cream. Tanya being the ice cream lover she is just had to find out if it was worth the wait. So we waited in line.
Worth the wait?
It was pretty good ice cream. Rich, creamy, full flavour, I guess it was worth the wait. I have waited over an hour for seafood, why not ice cream?
Great Pizza in Seattle
I took this photo in our trip to Seattle back in February. We didn’t have a car and we wanted to try this pizza. So we spent about two hours on the bus to get to this joint, it was worth it. Delancey makes good pizza. You can even see the guy making pizza dough in the background.
This is part of the reason why I love Victoria so much. When you are out riding, you can stop at a ton of places to pick up some good bread, purchase some amazing smoked meat at the Whole Beast and find a nice quiet and interesting place to eat it. This time we went to the Government House and enjoy a great meal in the warm sun in May. So perfect.
What the heck are you supposed to do with radishes? I only really know about placing it in a salad of some sort. Now I am not a huge fan of radish, I don’t like that spiciness that it has (although, I do like spicy foods, radish spice is different).
Part of my Saanich Organics veggie box I was lucky enough to receive a bunch of radishes. I went onto food gawker for some inspiration. It looks like you are supposed to roast them (unless you want to eat them in a salad, then you can eat them raw). So I roasted them, for about 15 minutes at 325. I also covered them in olive oil and thyme.
Not enough Time
I pulled them out of the oven, and they looked tasty, so I took a photo. They probably could have been in there for another 10 minutes, but they were still tasty. So now I know what to do when I get some radishes in my veggie box.