What I ate: July 9, 2012

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon. With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

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Walked to the bank, about 1.2 miles total.


Lunch: Spicy sesame beef with sugar snap peas. With sugar snap peas from CSA Week #5.

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Since I wasn't home from Wednesday - Sunday I never had a chance to do my post-CSA shopping or prep, so here we go.

I started the soaker and poolish for a batch of whole wheat bagels yesterday. Today I made the dough, formed the bagels and left them to sit in the refrigerator overnight, to be boiled and baked tomorrow.

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I made the dough in my newly repaired KitchenAid mixer. Surprisingly the gear case housing in the Professional 600 6-quart mixer is made of plastic. I managed to crack it and strip a few teeth off a gear. Thanks to The Mending Shed I was able to buy a new metal gear casing to replace the plastic, a new gear and the special grease for the mixer. And even download the service manual! I highly recommend them if you need to service your KitchenAid mixer and you're relatively handy.


I made a batch of carrot ginger salad dressing with miso with a carrot from CSA Week #5.

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Prepared salad veggies with carrots, celery, cucumber, radish, mushroom and red onion.

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Vacuum sealed in jars they'll last for 5 days.

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And salads with the lettuce from CSA Week #5.

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Sliced, vacuum sealed and froze some leftover end-pieces of Mom's steak she gave to me as treats for her grand-dog.

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There was a small bunch of tiny beets in CSA Week #4. I peeled and sliced them. Normally my red cutting board is for meat, but I also use it for beets for obvious reasons. I also wear gloves.

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Here are the beets vacuum sealed with salt, pepper and olive oil and ready to go into the sous vide for 45 minutes at 180°F.

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All cooked... not very much there. And also not very red.

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Snack: 0.7 oz. pretzels and a Saranac Session IPA beer.

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Dinner: Salad with lettuce, carrots, celery, cucumber, radish, mushroom and red onion with Olivia's croutons and Annie's cowgirl ranch dressing.

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And my spare ribs. I know I had ribs yesterday but all of the sudden I had a craving for my ribs, which are spicier. With 3.1 oz. Cascadian organic shoestring French fries, seasoned. And homemade barbecue sauce. I ate 3 of the ribs and saved 1 for a pork sandwich for a lunch.

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And 2 glasses of 90+ malbec.

ate.2012.07.09.e1.jpgDessert: 4 squares of Green & Black's hazelnut currant dark chocolate bar.


Weight at beginning of the day: 122.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 121.8 lbs.