After a week or two of cooking in our kitchen it needs a thorough cleaning to remove the build up of cooked grime on the stove, mop the kitchen floors, get the crumbs out of the utensil drawers, etc. Today was that day for me and it was the perfect day to stay inside and do it with freezing cold rain and wind all day. And my kitchen really needed it after last weekend being super busy and last week insane. When I was finished, I was glad to have vegan chowder leftovers to reheat from last night for minimal mess.
And maybe it’s just been a really long time since I’ve had non-vegan clam or corn chowder, but this time it tasted more like a traditional chowder. It was a perfect, comforting lunch to enjoy while watching the wrath of mother nature outside. I followed it with a blood orange, a fun treat I got in this week’s farm box. Would you believe I had no idea these existed before watching the intro to Dexter years ago? When I first saw them, I really wanted to try one, but could never find them in the traditional grocery stores I was shopping in at the time. Now they’re one of my favorite oranges with a slightly sweeter, pomegranate-like taste to me and I love that I can usually find them in the Whole Foods produce department.
This one was so red, it was almost black inside and had a slight blueberry flavor to it as well – a wonderful treat.
Since the weather was still crazy in the afternoon, hubby and I decided to see a movie – Paul. It was a fun movie, hilarious and not taking itself too seriously. We followed it by a trip to Whole Foods where I picked up another new vegan wine – Stephen Vincent Pinot Noir. For $13, it’s a great pinot that’s not too fruity and does not have an after bite. I also really like the crimson and must continue trying all their wines. :-)
It was perfect to sip while preparing rosemary potato wedges for dinner using the tiny potatoes I got in our farm box again and they’re very simple to make.
Just slice them into quarters and toss with a little olive oil, salt, dried rosemary and nutritional yeast.
Than bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees and they get perfectly golden and crispy.
How was your Saturday?