What Claire Ate: February 25th, 2015

26 Feb

Breakfast was coffee and a piece of bread.

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Then I finally finished an article that should have been done days ago. By the time that was all done and edited, it was late in the afternoon and I still hadn’t showered. I decided I might as well go ahead and run, so as to not need two showers. I set out to do 4 miles and ended up doing 5, which was surprising to everyone involved.

That 17 seconds really bugs me though.

That 17 seconds really bugs me though.

After that, I ate two pieces of cold pizza, took a shower, and then took an Epsom salt soak.

Two squares of this

Two squares of this

To celebrate my victory, I seared one of the duck parts I had butchered yesterday.

Served over a lentil salad

Served over a lentil salad

I washed it down with the beer Sean had bought me for Valentine’s Day.

Not bad at all.

Not bad at all.

Then I kind of went crazy and ate all of the things.

Cookie butter ice cream

Cookie butter ice cream

Rasher bacon

Rasher bacon

Olives

Olives

I only drank half of this.

I only drank half of this.

Then I drunkenly cured my other duck breast (not pictured: the legs I have dry-brining).

Coffee-cured, to be exact.

Coffee-cured, to be exact.

Oh and I also had two cheesecake bites, but forgot to snap a photo.

I slept really well.

What Claire Ate: February 24th, 2015

25 Feb

Tuesday was a pretty excellent food day. I didn’t really have breakfast, but brunch, the first course of which was a slice of cold pizza.

<3 cold pizza

The real meal was this baby kale and lentil salad with rasher bacon, topped with a duck egg.

Very good.

Very good.

I wrote some words, and then left my house around 4:30 to make it to my basic bird butchery class with the Portland Meat Collective. I grabbed a cappuccino at Bushel & Peck before class.

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The class was awesome and informative (though I was the slowest when it came to the actual butchery), and we got to eat a lot of duck once the instructional period was over.

Live mousse, pate, and duck prosciutto (the first two were made in class!)

Live mousse, pate, and duck prosciutto (the first two were made in class!)

Yay! Wine! (I had three glasses)

Yay! Wine! (I had three glasses)

Radicchio with duck cracklings

Radicchio with duck cracklings

Duck breast (which I helped cooke!) over lentils.

Duck breast (which I helped cooke!) over lentils.

Our practice birds were packaged up for us to take home. and I’m having a hard time decided if I want to try my hand at duck prosciutto or not. (I kind of just want to sear and eat the breasts.)

So many parts!

So many parts!

After class, Redacted and I went to get dessert.

Salted maple creme brulee.

Salted maple creme brulee.

I had more wine.

Rose, this time.

Rose, this time.

I only ate a bite of this mint; not enough chocolate.

I only ate a bite of this mint; not enough chocolate.

When I got home, Sean was hungry, so he made mac & cheese. I ate some, because I am a monster.

Walmart brand tbh.

Walmart brand tbh.

It was a good food day.

What Claire Ate: February 23rd, 2015

24 Feb

Breakfast was coffee, both hot and iced. I only got a pic of the iced.

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Lunch was at Whole Foods. They were trying to do a Mardi Gras-themed buffet, but the red beans and rice were all wrong. (You can tell by looking at them.) I still ate them though.

Not quite.

Not quite.

Then I made some things and wrote some words.

I ate one of these

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and one of these.

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Then I wrote some more.

After some evening errands, we had dinner at Old Chicago.

I ate about half of this, tbh.

I ate about half of this, tbh.

The End!

What Claire Ate: February 22nd, 2015

23 Feb

Sunday was mostly errands and chores. Breakfast was a duck egg with rasher bacon.

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I ate some turkey jerky at some point.

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Then I went for a 2.6 mile run, bringing my total mileage for the week to 10 miles.

Afterwards, I made some fancy brie bites and drank some cherry 7-Up. (I’ve cut back on alcohol because I have my first 8K on March 15th.)

So good.

So good.

Not pictured: a spring roll and two more brie things.

I then had more 7-Up and watched The Oscars.

Two more.

Two more.

The Oscars were pretty boring, but I made a sandwich, and that wasn’t boring.

Brie and rasher bacon

Brie and rasher bacon

Then I just ate all of my boredom, I guess.

Finally, a plant.

Finally, a plant.

Leftover elk chili from The Meating place.

Leftover elk chili from The Meating place.

A cookie our roommate made

A cookie our roommate made

The last bit of Cherry Garcia.

The last bit of Cherry Garcia.

Then I went to bed.

The End.

What Claire Ate: February 21st, 2015

23 Feb

This whole weekend was really beautiful, weather-wise, so Saturday we took an impromptu trip up to the coast.

But first I ate half of a bagel with butter and cream cheese.

IMG_2514We stopped for coffee on the way.

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Our first stop was the Tillamook cheese factory. (My dad used to take me all the time, and it was weird going without him.)

So lunch was ice cream, I guess.

Strawberry

Strawberry

Oh and we also had cheese samples.

Oooh heaven is a place on earth!

Oooh heaven is a place on earth!

And a fudge sample.

Triple chocolate.

Triple chocolate.

Next stop was Manhattan Beach.

Sean got in the water.

Sean got in the water.

After that, we stopped for a beer.

Cream ale.

Cream ale.

Then we went to another beach (which I can’t remember the name of) and walked around and watched the sun set.

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The we went to dinner at the Big Wave Cafe in Manzanita.

Eola Hills Chardonay

Eola Hills Chardonay

House salad

House salad

Oyster shooter

Oyster shooter

Sturgeon over a potato hash

Sturgeon over a potato hash

Eola Hills Pinot Noir

Eola Hills Pinot Noir

Marionberry pie

Marionberry pie

My sturgeon was fantastic and Sean really enjoyed his fish and chips. All the desserts are made in-house, by the owner’s wife, and the crust on my pie was the flakiest I’ve ever had.

I still don’t “get” oysters, though.

After we drove home, we watched something (I can’t remember what) and ate popcorn.

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Then I took a bath and went to bed.

What Claire Ate: February 20th, 2015

23 Feb

Breakfast was coffee.

Pretty pale this morning.

Pretty pale this morning.

Lunch was a The Meating Place Cafe, a little sandwich shop attached to a butcher shop.

The "Italian Stallion" with mac salad.

The “Italian Stallion” with mac salad.

I bought some of that British bacon.

I bought some of that British bacon.

Supper was at a food cart pod. I had Peanut Satay “poutine.”

Not very pretty but quite tasty (though a little rich).

Not very pretty but quite tasty (though a little rich).

Washed it down with this.

Washed it down with this.

Dessert was an grilled almond butter sandwich with coconut and chocolate ganache.

A+++

A+++

Then I died.

What Claire Ate: February 19th, 2014

20 Feb

Breakfast was coffee and more coffee.

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Ice version

Ice version

Lunch was sauteed baby kale with curry salami and a mangled fried egg.

The yolk broke :(

The yolk broke :(

That evening, we picked up some things from Trader Joe’s. I ate their sample.

Corned beef something.

Corned beef something.

We bought their new olives, which I ate while fixing dinner.

Five, I think?

Five, I think?

Dinner was lentils with onions, carrots, and kale.

Surprisingly good.

Surprisingly good.

I had seconds and added some chopped olives.

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Then I ate some of this business.

A+

A+

The we had a little date night in, playing Battleship and eating junk.

"Springtime" goldfish

“Springtime” goldfish

Mini tacos!

Mini tacos!

Pizza bagels!

Pizza bagels!

The end!

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