Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lunch & Pizza Dinner

Lunch at work! Dungeness crab with some stuff on the side. Resulted in crab shells in my keyboard.

And last night’s dinner! Used fresh pizza dough from Trader Joes — SO AWESOME. I never remember to make pizza dough 3 days ahead of time, and for $1.99, being able to buy dough is convenient. Numnumnum.

Breakfast at Camino

Poached eggs with black trumpet and king trumpet mushrooms, polenta and greens $12
I love polenta. I love mushrooms and I love greens, how could I go wrong?! (I didn’t.)

Stoneground oats with brown butter, maple syrup and almonds $7
I hate oatmeal, but this taught me that oatmeal drizzled in maple syrup and offset by the crunch of almonds isn’t half bad.

Sweet condiment plate: sheepsmilk ricotta, walnut butter, Barhi dates, and homemade Seville orange marmalade $6
Tasty things that go on tasty grilled bread. Nuff said.

Half a Dungeness crab grilled in the fireplace with grilled cauliflower and chile mayonnaise $16
Dad and I were puzzling about how you GRILL a crab without drying it out. Apparently the trick is to boil it in crab stock to parcook it, brush it with olive oil, then grill it. Magic! Fully cooked crab with a wonderful smokey aroma.

I love going to Camino for breakfast. Unlike Betty’s, they aren’t super-crowded super early. I can wander in at 10 or 10:30 and get seated easily. Second, it’s not your standard breakfast fare. Or at least, it doesn’t have to be. They do offer doughnuts, french toast and oatmeal, but also baked eggs, polenta and salads.

Best Pincorks!

Attempting square images…

Thanks to Shamiq for introducing me to this recipe. But best pancakes ever here. Low heat, so they take forever, but they end up slightly crisp, but soft and fluffy on the inside. Num num num.

Combine the dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fine salt

Combine the wet ingredients in a second bowl, whisk:
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp melted butter (unsalted. or put in less salt. Shamiq says so!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 beaten eggs

Then combine. Cook in lots of butter.


A hat!

In the last few days I’ve made two hats following this pattern. Now my head is all warm and cozy.


Also in the works is a scarf for dad. I’ve made up a diagonal knit-purl stripes pattern, and it’s coming along pretty stripy-ly. It’s also reminded me of why I like bulkier yarn…