Cranberry pancakes & cinnamon chili February 26, 2006Posted by merp in Food.
More good eats this weekend. Yesterday morning, I made really yummy pancakes with the rest of a bag of frozen cranberries. Then I added some craisins for good measure. And the key thing was a few drops of natural orange flavor. Oh yes–and yogurt and labna. **Anything** is better with labna! (Mediterranean yogurt the consistency of cream cheese.)
And then Aaron made truly amazing chili tonight, with cinnamon stick, star anise, and a whole lime. Pinto, black and kidney beans, plus some fake sausagy meat (though he really made a case for real meat; I’m losing this contest). And I have no idea what else, but seriously awesome chili. With cornbread made with real buttermilk in a cast iron skillet.
I think we are going to be eating more meat. We have already started eating fish regularly, though still scouting out the best fish sources in town. Really not a great seafood locale. But there are several sources for local, organic, free-range, grass-fed meat: Moore family farm, Stan (a farmer friend of a friend)–both sell at the farmers market all summer, and Moore meat we can get through Fruited Plain.
And that takes care of most of my objections to eating meat. Still not great for your health, but small quantities never hurt. I’m still not crazy about meat. But again, good quality stuff in small quantities is really the way to eat it.