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Thursday, September 27, 2007

have you heard of this?: diner journal

I may have to subscribe after payday.
Diner Journal Magazine.

Via The Glass Doorknob.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Farmers' Market Report

We've been traveling the past two weekends, so I was glad to resume our Saturday morning ritual at the Worthington Farmers' Market. It didn't disappoint:

We got the most beautiful baby greens mix, plus carrots, new and sweet potatoes, leeks, cantaloupe, onions, a butternut squash, eggplant, jalapenos, sweet corn (still!), and (always great) pork from Curlytail Organic.

We only bring a $20 bill with us to the market every week, so it's been fun for me to look back at the photos of what we got for that amount. This week is the best haul so far, even though the corn is getting more expensive. I'm a sucker for Doran's corn, though, so I'm sure I'll keep buying it as long as they have it, no matter the price. Maybe we'll get corn for another week or two?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Eating our way through Como with Rebecca & Zac

...Or "What I did on my summer vacation." By Ashley and Ben.

Booches: Made Ben a little teary-eyed.

Lowbrow dinner: Highbrow dessert.

The smoked backyard feast: Perfect in every way.

Check out the whole slideshow of our trip to Columbia!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Stuff Ben and Ashley Should Consider Consuming When They Visit Misery

(In no particular order...)

1. Booches - Greatest burgers you've never eaten. This is what God would want White Castle burgers to taste like. They're cooked on a 100-year-old grill and served on wax paper. Washing down with a Boulevard Wheat or Pale Ale is preferred.

2. Flat Branch Beer - The food at this brewery is not that great, but the beer is decent. I particularly like the KT Trail Pale Ale (although, it's no Columbus PA). We can even take a growler home, if it pleases our guests.

3. Chartruese - I recently stumbled upon the Blue Fugue and figured that Ben and Ashley would love this place. The Fugue features a mysterious shot of happy called the Chartreuse that's spiced by some French monks.

4. BBQ - There are plenty of places to get some BBQ in Misery. My local favorite is the Buckingham. Smoked, dry-rubbed meat is their speciality, but I love me some smoked sweet potato.

5. Thai by the River - Down by the muddy banks of the mighty Missouri, there's a little stand that serves fresh doses of the most authentic Thai in COMO (which actually isn't saying much). Cooper's Landing is at the end of a long dirt road that features its own Thai kitchen and beers by the bottle.

6. Ragtag - Although the Ragtag isn't known for its food, the flicks are good and indie. I do enjoy sucking on a spicy dog and sipping a Bells during the intermission while the Ragtag staff change the movie reel. If we're lucky, we might get to see this guy sing old-timey before the showing.

There's more to our new home than these six highlights, but I thought everyone would want to know what their missing this weekend.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Pumpkin Pancakes

I noticed that the farmers' market had pumpkins and the grocery was selling pumpkin beer, so I used my keen sense of deduction to conclude that it is now pumpkin season.

Since fall is upon us, I decided to treat R to some pumpkin pancakes. It's really difficult, so pay attention...

Step 1: Make pumpkin batter.

Step 2: Mix about half a can of pumpkin pie stuff into the batter.

Step 3: Add a bunch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the mix.

Step 4: Make the pancakes.

Step 5: Eat the pancakes.

We followed all the steps and had an enjoyable breakfast on our deck.

The End

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Farmers' Market report

This morning at the Worthington Farmers' Market:

green beans
heirloom tomatoes
kombucha tea (Ben loves the stuff, go figure)
beer brats

*bonus: found spin art on our walk to the market!


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