Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Zucchini Rest Day

There's still a few pounds of zucchini in the fridge but we need a rest day. Just a day where we can regroup and hope that twenty-four hours is enough time off so that we can enjoy the vegetable again.

See? Getting a farm share is fun!

Mozzarella Ciliegine with Pesto on Romaine with Cherry Tomatoes and Red Onion

After marinating some mozzarella in remaining pesto I sliced up some of the farm tomatoes and red onion. I threw it all onto last week's lettuce which had held up remarkably well.

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken with Cabbage Slaw and Cherry Peach Relish

I had some honey balsamic dressing in the fridge so, the other day, I cut up a chicken and marinated it in the dressing. After 48 hours it was ready to grill. I marked it up then tossed it to the side of the grill to slowly cook while I picked up Jen from the train station.

To accompany it I made a slaw out of the farm cabbage, red onion, carrot, cider vinegar, whole grain mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. I also used up the bag of cherries that has been in the fridge for over two weeks. Surprisingly not a single cherry had rotted, but in order to avoid that eventuality I turned them into a relish with some of the farm peaches, farm red onion, orange zest, balsamic vinegar, cayenne, salt, and cloves.

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

For beer we had this hefeweizen from Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Oregon. This was a pretty good hefeweizen but I was a little bothered by the label. There is a quote on the label that reads:

"The brother of invention."

The thing is it's the Widmer Brothers not the Widmer Brother. Shouldn't the quote read the following?

"The brothers of invention."

For some reason this really bothers me. It bothers me to the point that I'm afraid I did not receive the full enjoyment out of this beer that I would have otherwise.

I revel in being annoyed by the lilliputian.


Nico S. said...

That would make sense coming from a company that lets Anheuser-Busch dip their hands in the pot. Yep, look closer at that logo.

Unknown said...

Oh for shame! Another Anheuser-Busch related beer. Well, no wonder it was less than thrilling. Such a shame. I'm surprised all the hipsters in Portland didn't run them out of town.

Lisa Marie said...

I wonder if the second brother is as bothered by the omitted S as I was when Bunny had Jenny's graduation gift from the both of us engraved "from your SISTER".

Unknown said...

Ha ha. You were probably more upset because you couldn't console yourself with the fact that you were at least getting paid by Anheuser-Busch.