February 26, 2011

bi-rite sandwiches

Jordan and I enjoyed a sunny afternoon in the Mission. We went to Bi-Rite Market – an awesome market full of artisanal and local yummies – to grab a little picnic to enjoy at Dolores Park. We chose two sandwiches and a few of their famous cookies.

I enjoyed the Neiman Ranch ham sandwich with swiss cheese, mustard and mayo on a sour baguette. Jordan had the salami sandwich with romanesco.

And boy, was that ham good. I took my first bite and was transported to a very porky, very perfect place. I actually had to take a moment. I loved this sandwich – a simple combination of high-quality ingredients – and could eat another one right now.

Jordan loves Bi-Rite’s romesco and so he was also stoked on his sandwich. The salami was awesome and paired nicely with the slightly-spicy romesco. Their chocolate chip cookies are also quite good. They are on the crunchy side and we think they’d make perfect ice cream sandwiches.

-Emily

our csa box from eatwell farms

As we described a few weeks ago, Jordan and I joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) group. We’ve been enjoying our boxes of super seasonal and fresh produce and trying new recipes like pasta with kale and portobello, leek bread pudding and blood orange olive oil cake. Our farm is Eatwell Farms and I want to share the beautiful produce we just picked up!

This week we received: lemons, navel oranges, lettuce, parsley, broccoli, spring onions, collards, green garlic, carrots, pink lady apples and butternut squash.

Another awesome thing about receiving a CSA box that I didn’t expect is that it really motivates Jordan and I to plan ahead. We plan our week of meals and shop for additional ingredients on Sunday night, trying tofit each of these delicious edible pieces into our meal puzzle. This culinary problem solving has been really fun – it removes a lot of the I just got home from a long day at work and I have no idea what I’m eating tonight stress and we eat healthier because we’re planning dishes around vegetables. Win-win-win!

-Emily