Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cream of the Crop

Last night, I got home late after the Blackhawks game and I was just exhausted.  My delivery from Irv and Shelley's Fresh Picks had arrived and I took a picture for you guys.  This is the picture I thought would be just fine and dandy to illustrate the bounty of organic produce that arrived yesterday:


Like I said, I was tired.  This morning I took a much better picture.


In case you do not have a degree in agriculture, that is lettuce, crimini mushrooms, ramps, arugula, saute mix, chives, chard and carrots.  Please, if you have suggestions for what to do with all this, let me know.  Thanks to Kim for advice about the ramps.  I am definitely going to try her pesto idea.  The rest is up in the air.

I've been doing great with eating at home.  I've discovered that I love beets and homemade kale chips, thanks to my friend Stacy, who owns the garden that I covet.  By the way, no progress on the garden front.  I was eyeing those upside down tomato things at Walgreen's yesterday.  We shall see. 

My food pictures continue to be just terrible, as evidenced by this picture of the delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu I made last week:


Yummmmmm.  I sure do have a gift for photo composition.  

Oh, and here's Coop on his birthday, posing with an equally regal statue near the Lincoln Park Zoo.


I'm still a Diet Coke addict, have been getting my butt in gear for Lyme Disease, am rooting for my fellow Chicagoan Lee DeWyze on American Idol, and am enjoying not scraping snow off of my car window every morning.  Now we're all caught up.

7 comments:

  1. Ummm... you might mention that Coopie is not wearing a muzzle.

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  2. Ummm.... you might want to mention that Coopie is not wearing a muzzle.

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  3. Why is coopie's beak all strapped up??

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  4. Okay. So you need to go to gardeners.com. I just got the catalog and it is rife with container gardening options. You WILL grow vegetables this summer if it is the LAST thing I comment upon. Damn. Ended with preposition. Know it's an outdated rule but it still bothers me.

    Woohoo for Diet Coke. Especially when paired with organic produce. One kind of balances out the other, I like to think.

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  5. The veggies look tasty. You'll have fun finding recipes to use them all up.

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  6. The veggies look tasty. You'll have fun finding recipes to use them all up.

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  7. Ummm.... you might want to mention that Coopie is not wearing a muzzle.

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