Happy Tasty Weekend Link Roundup

Happy Tasty Weekend Link Roundup

Hey party people! How’s you Friday going? I kind of got my weekend started last night with at Hamlet, Portland’s newest and finest ham bar. We ordered a sampler platter and cocktails. My beautiful libation was called “Meat Versus Melon,” tasted like a Tinkerbell Popsicle, and was garnished with a prosciutto crisp.

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Cheers to you! And here are the links!

I will picking up several bottles of cheaper-than-$25 bubbly

Speaking of bubbly, some people are pretty peeved at Beyonce for “pouring ย a $10,000 bottle of champagne into a hot tub.” But, given that Jay Z ownsย Armand de Brignac, she probably has access to a prop bottle.

I’m gonna make cheddar cheese ice cream. Haters can see themselves out.

Portland has a “proper” bagel shop now.

All carbs all the time.

The importance of a whole-animal approach to butchery

Eating a live octopus looks pretty horrific, actually.

Want to grill perfect steaks all summer long? Kenji has you covered

Stop romanticizing “the good ol’ culinary days.”

These artichokes. My word.

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What Claire Ate: May 27th, 2015

Breakfast was too hard-boiled eggs with salt.

White on white

White on white

Of course there was coffee, but this time it was in a frozen mug (bc we were out of ice) and had a bit of Kahlua in it (bc I am a modern day Hemingway).

IMG_4446Then I ate cheeseballs.

SO MANY CHEESEBALLS

SO MANY CHEESEBALLS

And a bit of leftover pasta that I somehow didn’t get a pic of.

Then more cheeseballs.

IMG_4454That evening, I went to yoga and Sean went for a 20-mile run because he is superior to us all.

When he returned from his quest (around 10-ish) we were both a bit hungry and decided to head to Smallwares for a late-night dinner date.

We each had a glass of this wine:

Very good for 6 bucks.

Very good for 6 bucks.

And a six-minute egg:

IMG_4460We split the arugula pancake and a couple of chicken pops.

IMG_4461I had an oyster (and enjoyed it!). Sean did neither of those things.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR ME.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR ME.

Dessert was a PB&J made at home.

With a cold glass of milk.

With a cold glass of milk.

And fin.

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What Claire Ate: May 26th, 2015

Breakfast/brunch/the first thing I ate was coffee and a bialy.

Iced Americano, if we're being specific.

Iced Americano, if we’re being specific.

Everything on this bialy.

Everything on this bialy.

Then I wrote some WCAs and pitched a bunch of places and applied for a job at a meat counter (to further my butchery skills) and then I rode by bike home.

Once home, I wrote some more things and commented in ROTW. Then I took a bite of cold pizza and went for the worst 3-mile run of my life.

When I came back from that, I finished the slice of cold pizza and warmed up two more.

The cold one looked like this too.

The cold one looked like this too.

I also ate two of those cheesecake things.

IMG_4439Then I laid on the couch and watched Friends with my foot propped up because everything was full of pain.

Oh and I ate this sandy.

Oh and I ate this sandy.

I wanted to soak my feet/ankles, but we didn’t have a foot-soaking tub anymore. I informed Sean of my plight and — on his way home from his trail running — group he purchsed an appropriate receptacle and also a tub of cheeseballs.

He is very good to me.

He is very good to me.

I soaked my feet, ate some cheeseballs, and went to bed (but didn’t really sleep tbh).

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What Claire Ate: May 25th, 2015

Monday’s first meal was a margarita and a “Brian’s Bowl” from Porque No?

And a veggie taco

And a veggie taco

IMG_4423That kept me pretty full for the rest of the day, which was dedicated to making mini Kahlua-infused cheesecakes for Recipe of the Week.ย After those were out of the oven, I went to yoga.

Once I cam back from yoga, I ate about seven mini cheesecakes.

Two of the seven.

Two of the seven.

I came dangerously close to spoiling my dinner but didn’t somehow, which was great because Sean made pasta.

I put lots of cheese on mine.

I put lots of cheese on mine.

Then I painted my nails, took a bath, and went to bed.

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What Claire Ate: May 25th, 2015

Sunday “morning” (around 11) I got up, cleaned the kitchen, did a very small amount of pilates, and went for a run.

It was my first 10k ever, and it was brutal, mostly because I took a wrong turn and ended up on The Hill of Doom.

After that, I died.

Just kidding, I ate a veggie sandwich and drank a bunch of coconut water (not pictured).

IMG_4413Then I took a shower and wrote my review of the s’mores Oreos, which is not yet up. This involved me eating about seven Oreos.

These things.

These things.

That evening, Sean and I went out for a beer.

MORE SOURS.

MORE SOURS.

We decided we wanted pizza for dinner, so we got one to go at Flying Pie. While we were waiting for it to be baked, I had a salad and a Diet Coke.

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Pizza in hand, we walked back home. We then feasted on our very veggie-heavy pie while watching Sunday night HBO.

His and Hers halves.

His and Hers halves.

And that was Sunday.

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What Claire Ate: May 23rd, 2015

We met a friend for brunch at Batter: Griddle and Drinkery, which as delightful.

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Apple and Brie Crepe, with Bacon Jam

Apple and Brie Crepe, with Bacon Jam

Then we went to the Saturday market and got some eggs, then to Powell’s, then home.

I spent the afternoon cleaning out the fridge and cabinets and reorganizing everything. I had a bit of salt pork that needed to be used, so I made some bacon bits and pork fat “croutons” and tossed ’em in a spinach salad.

idk idk

idk idk

These arrived, and I had a few.

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I also had a lot of opinions, which should be on xoJane soon.

I also had a lot of opinions, which should be on xoJane soon.

Before supper, Sean and I enjoyed some rose on the porch.

It was decent.

It was decent.

Supper was baked red potatoes topped with vegetarian chili.

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Sean suggested an unfriendly game of Star Trek Scene It, which we made into a drinking game. (By “drinking game,” I mean we drank while we played.)

I was the Defiant.

I was the Defiant.

IDK what all was in this besides rye.

IDK what all was in this besides rye.

After I lost (I’LL GET THAT NERD ONE DAY) we watched The Office and ate popcorn and sour belts.

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What Claire Ate: May 22nd, 2015

The first thing I did was run a 5k.

After that, I had a “breakfast” of Diet Coke and pound cake because I am a pinnacle of good choices.

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Lunch was a beef heart cheesesteak.

And with that, the beef heart was completely consumed.

And with that, the beef heart was completely consumed.

Snacks throughout the day included a frozen Snickers bar and Goldfish crackers.

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That evening, Sean and I went to Beer Bunker for some evening libations. I had a sour because they are delicious but also don’t make me sneeze.

TPS REPORT

TPS REPORT

After that, we rodeo our bikes down to Division (about 4 miles away) for supper at Sunshine Tavern.

"Dutch Daiquiri"

“Dutch Daiquiri”

Feta and olives and bread and happiness.

Feta and olives and bread and happiness.

A salad with FRENCH FRIES IN IT.

A salad with FRENCH FRIES IN IT.

A very dirty martini

A very dirty martini

Dessert was Salt & Straw, tbh.

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I’m usually very into Salt & Straw, but I was not impressed with their Sea Salt and Caramel. The coffee/bourbon flavor was really good though.

Then, our stomachs full of all of the things, we biked 4 miles back home.

I made a Campari and soda and drank it in the tub while watching Broad City.

THE SCENE OF THE BATH.

THE SCENE OF THE BATH.

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