Claire’s Happy Tasty (Long) Weekend Link Roundup

22 May

Happy long weekend! Do you have any big long weekend plans? I’m going to finally try out this place¬†and do some farmer’s market shopping. Other than that, I’ll probably finally hang up all my art and photos and that stuff.

Maybe I’ll even get outdoors.

Me. I am AngieAnd now, the links:

First off! Here’s some things that I wrote, including my greatest work ever and some moonshine cocktails!

What to drink with a sandwich

Pizza in its natural habitat

A funny and thoughtful piece on giving up drinking.

Would you drink gin that had been infused with ants? (Seems like it would be high in formic acid.)

Sure, why not?

Ugh. Why.

Sorry Sangria! Boozy Agua Fresca is the new summer sipper!

Oh how nice of Monsanto to fund a “reporting boot camp” for all the little confuse food writers.

What Claire Ate: May 21st, 2015

22 May

I woke up with a craving for a sandwich and a bucket of Diet Coke, so I convinced Sean to ride our bikes down to Laurelhurst Market.

Yes. Diet Coke is my favorite.

Yes. Diet Coke is my favorite.

#3, tbh.

#3, tbh.

We biked back, I wrote some things, this went up.

Then I went to get more Diet Coke.

Classic pairing.

Classic pairing.

I had two Diet Coke tall boys, then I cleaned the house for the rest of the afternoon/early evening.

Once the house was clean, I went to work eating a bunch of leftovers that weren’t long for this world.

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Leftover stir-fry, featuring beef heart.

Leftover stir-fry, featuring beef heart, salt pork, potatoes, and green garlic.

Dessert was pound cake because the pound cake is never-ending.

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Sean came back from Whole Foods with a bunch of vegetables and some delicious sharp cheddar.

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I had some and made a martini.

3 OLIVES

3 OLIVES

THEN I ATE HALF OF A FROZEN SNICKERS BYE.

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What Claire Ate: May 20th, 2015

21 May

Man. I feel like this month/year is just blazing by. Weren’t we just celebrating the New Year?

OH WELL I GUESS.

Anyway. Wednesday’s breakfast was no breakfast at all, because it was lunch. (And it was a tomato sandwich.)

With McClure's Bloody Mary chips

With McClure’s Bloody Mary chips

Lunch was followed by and iced coffee, because why do things in order?

IMG_4296Then I worked on a dog treat post and ended up eating some of the ingredients, as you do.

Chicken patty

Chicken patty

Potato

Potato

Once I was done taking pics and getting feed back from the canine taste testers, I threw some of the leftovers in a bowl and ate that.

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I did a bit of mild housework, then went for a 2-miler.

It sucked.

(At some point, I signed up for a half-marathon. So that’s happening.)

After I showered and changed, I biked to Beer Bunker and had some sours while writing. It turns out that sours are the only beer that don’t make me sneeze uncontrollably, so that’s nice.

On draft, don't recall the name.

On draft, don’t recall the name.

VERY GOOD AND VERY WELL NAMED.

VERY GOOD AND VERY WELL NAMED.

After I finished my article (and my beers) I went across the street to Vintage and had some beautiful cocktails.

Bourbon and Punt E Mes and other yumminess.

Bourbon and Punt E Mes and other yumminess.

Punt E Mes and a bunch of other things. (Mezcal, I think?)

Punt E Mes and a bunch of other things. (Mezcal, I think?)

A "Mussolini"

A “Mussolini”

Then I ate these pretzels.

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Then Sean rode his bike to meet me and had a bourbon himself.

Then we went home.

Upon arriving at my domicile, I made a dish of mashed potatoes and fried salt pork.

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I slept very well.

What Claire Ate: May 19th, 2015

21 May

I had cake for breakfast!

I "pounded" it hahahaha.

I “pounded” it hahahaha.

Then I went to Hungry Heart, where I had an iced coffee and wrote this post.

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I biked home and wrote some more before deciding to go for a run.

That’s when I realized I had consumed only pound cake and coffee, so I slammed some coconut water rq.

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Then I went on a 2-mile run.

When I got back, I took a shower and then went crazy eating all of the things.

First I grilled the rest of that beef heart and served it (to myself) over a little salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickled onion.

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Then I ate this stray cupcake.

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Then I ate more pound cake. Except this time I put ice cream and fruit on it.

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Then I felt terrible.

The End.

What Claire Ate: May 18th, 2015

20 May

Monday’s breakfast was coffee.

Consumed at the desk, naturally.

Consumed at the desk, naturally.

Lunch/Brunch was the meal I made for Recipe of the Week, biscuits and gravy.

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I wrote some things and made some pound cakes, then headed over to Lisa’s for soup night.

Delicious soup, salad, and wine.

Delicious soup, salad, and wine.

Amazing onion tart

Amazing onion tart

Pound cake and peach hand pie

Pound cake and peach hand pie

More wine (I had about 4 glasses total.)

More wine (I had about 4 glasses total.)

Not pictured: cheese and bread that was laid out beforehand which was also very good.

THE END!

What Claire Ate: May 17th, 2015

20 May

Sunday had a rocky start as the combination of “pork patty” banh mi, raw beef, and red wine had confused my and upset my stomach.

So I did the reasonable thing and went on a 20-mile bike ride.

I saw these sheep.

I saw these sheep.

After completing the ride, I had a mini cupcake.

It was transcendent.

It was transcendent.

Then we picked up some things form the little European shop, including these delightful chips and some labneh.

So I ate that.

So I ate that.

I ate these two.

I ate these two.

Then Sean ordered a pizza.

We each at half.

We each at half.

I did some more cleaning and other house crap, then spent the rest of the afternoon/evening watching TV.

Snacks were consumed, like these cherries.

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Also another cupcake.

Also another cupcake.

Also two more of these cupcakes.

Also two more of these cupcakes.

The night concluded with the Mad Men finale, which made me feel like this:

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What Claire Ate: May 16th, 2015

20 May

I started the day with a tomato and pickled onion sandwich, because that’s a reasonable breakfast.

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Then I did some house stuff, including putting a bunch of stuff into vacuum bags, which is a lot of fun, as it turns out.

Then I went shopping at Hung Phat for post ingredients, grabbing a Banh Mi for lunch while I was there.

"Pork Patty"

“Pork Patty”

I ate about half of that.

Lisa came over and we made a tartare and drank some wine.

Details forthcoming.

Details forthcoming.

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With fancy salt.

With fancy salt.

Then Lisa made some lamb chops while I ate a Cheddar Bay Biscuit and drank more wine.

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The lamb was served on a pea puree with wilted pea leaves and a date sauce.

It was excellent.

It was excellent.

Lisa had a thing early in the morning, so she left after dinner.

I watched Friends and drank more wine because I had gotten some disappointing new and was a little depressed.

La Croix chaser

La Croix chaser

Oh. And I finished this off.

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