I’ve spent this week concentrating on two things when it comes to cooking and eat:
1. Eating out at all my favorite places in Madison. I know. I know. This isn’t about indulging and then “suffering” because it won’t be suffering at all! It’s about a lifestyle change. But Madison has more restaurants per capita than any other city (or so that’s always been the rumor) and there are so many great places to enjoy here. I had sushi this week, ate at my favorite Mexican place, enjoyed locally produced ice cream, a BLT and fries (pictured above) and had Wisconsin (see, see) deep fried cheese curds from a great restaurant that serves a lot of local food, The Old Fashioned. Yum.
2. Cleaning up my pantry and fridge. I tried oh-so-hard to not go grocery shopping and finish using up any leftover ingredients that I had around. One can imagine, that by the end of the week there wasn’t much to work with in my kitchen. I think all that is left in the pantry, as I write this, is a bag of brown rice, wheat bran and Thai rice paper. The fridge: cranberry juice and spicy spring greens (from the farmers’ market last week).
Read the rest of this entry »