- Carne Machaca from Arizona… yum!
Terry Holzapple and I used to work together in Texas on archaeological projects in the 70s.. We’re both in Oregon, now.. having lonche at La Fondita, close to our house..
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“simple food is an act of defiance”
Brooks Headly. NPR Morning edition, Jan 1, 2015
Blackeyed peas for New Years Day
Well, I hope to be out of the KC area by the middle of May. Thence to Salem, Oregon. I’ll not miss Brownbackistan one whit. I will have a place to garden and to have a smoker again. No more apartment cooking. Yahoo!
The carniceria closest to us in Salem. El Torito.
Will be glad to be there.. real strawberries.. not those cardboard ones from Las Califas. Serious wineries, more craft brewing. Hell, I may get me a cajun cooker, too. Quien sabe?
Tacos from El Sureño. A block from El Torito
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Got some of these yesterday at El Torito #3. My friend Marta was there (she’s the main cook at El Korita and was buying a passel of poblanos for the restaurant) and asked what I could do with them. She said “put them in a caldo or a soup”. So I did.
Shelling garbanzos with a chilaca chile (a green pasilla).
I had some stock from a dish I made last weekend, Chicken with Lemon & pine nuts. I sauteed a chopped onion and parboiled the garbanzos in salted water. I added a chopped red bell pepper to the onions and softened it. I added the garbanzos, some cooked chicken, then three pints of stock, and some cooked brown rice and simmered this for about 45 minutes. Here’s how the soup came out. It was great.
Chicken soup with fresh garbanzos.
Wow.. this was great. They made their own beans and the cole slaw was not some bland and overly sweet grocery store salad bar mush. I was most impressed. This was for the grand opening at Local Pig, a an artisanal butcher shop that produces charcuterie in the East Bottoms. This is about two blocks from Knucklehead’s, a music venue where have I occasionally sat in on accordion at the blues jams, just north, across the railroad tracks.
The Local Pig has a nice interior.
There was quite a crowd, even when I got there a bit after noon. It was chilly and windy, in the 40s, but pleasant. There seemed to be a rather well-behaved crowd.
The crowd is served.
The plates were quite nice. The buns/rolls were amazingly good. Not some sort of Bunny Bread/burger bun dreck.
Here’s a photo of my plate.
Pork plate at Local Pig's grand opening.
If I had known, I could have gotten some ribs. But I didn’t. Here’s a plate of rib remains. Sigh. Whimper.
Had I just know; I could have had a rib or three. Shucks.
Lest we forget, the guest of honor… a noble beast..
And here’s the guest of honor with the woman who was nobly serving the Boulevard Ales on tap. Good work, folks!
The Guest of Honor and one of his Minions..
Not forgetting, EL TORITO #3 (I think it’s number 3) just opened its new supermercado on the north side of Independence Avenue, across from ACE Hardware. It’s a really nice place to shop for comida and has a great carniceria.
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Use dried beans. Please. Here’s how, from Ruhlman.
Make the time for dried beans. Relax.