Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday Dinner, July 18, 2010

We eat happy meat... Before I get comments from folks that don't believe any meat is happy, let me explain. I have a very soft heart and while my boys didn't even flinch when we told them where meat came from, I am more inclined to feel bad for Wilbur the pig. I decided that if I was going to eat meat, I needed to eat meat that was treated well and I wanted to waste not. What I found out is that I really like grass-fed meat, much more than grain fed, and I love offal (but that is for another post)...

We get our meat now from Marin Sun Farms, as part of their Community Supported Agriculture program. Each month we get a box full of lamb, beef, goat, chicken or pork. (By the way, I absolutely love goat - you should try it if you have never done so). Jason is our meat expert, and he prepares it sous vide, grilled, braised, roasted, and this week for our Sunday dinner...smoked.

First of the season heirloom tomatoes from Mariquita Farm
Balsamic reduction, feta, smoked almonds

Smoked cross-rib beef roast and lamb shoulder, bbq sauce
Polenta with parsley root
Braised turnip greens, fennel, baby walla walla onions
Pickled turnips

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