What Claire Ate: February 28th, 2015

1 Mar

I woke up pretty late, but still had time to shower and grab a coffee before going to the whiskey pairing Class being held at The Old Gold for Render’s #FemFoodFebIMG_2692

I didn’t get a pic of every whiskey and every plate — I was to busy paying attention to the class — but I did get a pic of the menu.

IMG_2693But when the quail eggs came out, I couldn’t resist snapping a photo.

The prettiest plate.

The prettiest plate.

I also got a pic of the dessert.

More like beignYAYS.

More like beignYAYS.

After class, we went to get Sean more food (the small plates hadn’t quite filled him up). I got a Diet Coke and ate some of his chips.

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Then we went to Fry’s so Sean could get a headset. Fry’s is a pretty weird place, tbh.

Then we went home.

I cleaned some things, ate a popsicle, and made some bone marrow.

I then ate that bone marrow.

I then ate that bone marrow.

This pop.

Wrong order, but you get the idea.

I also ate this pickle.

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Around 9 pm, we headed out to Prost to meet some people for some drinks. I drank 3 beers (only two pictured) and got some soup.

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Fueled by German beer, we stopped to get McDonald’s on the way home.

It wasn’t the worst choice, but it was a terrible choice.

Womp.

Womp.

This will be the last WCA for a bit, as the next five days worth of food will be featured on xoJane.

So. I guess I’ll see you later.

What Claire Ate: February 27th, 2015

1 Mar

Guess what? Breakfast was coffee.

Does that SHOCK you?

Does that SHOCK you?

Lunch was from our favorite Indian buffet.

IMG_2672Then I made and photographed three dips for Recipe of the Week on xoJane. I’m not posting them here, but you can see what they were on Tuesday, when it goes up on the site.

Our roommate came home and wanted to try out a local brewery, so we did.

A very nice black IPA.

A very nice black IPA.

After that, we went home, drank wine, ate junk food (including the dips), and watched Star Trek (for obvious reasons) and House of Cards.

Wine #1

Wine #1

Wine #2

Wine #2

Evil itself.

Evil itself.

Delicious frozen foods.

Delicious frozen foods.

The end.

What Claire Ate: February 26th, 2015

1 Mar

The day, like so many others, started with coffee.

Pro tip: All of my iced coffee is just whatever was left in the pot the day before.

Pro tip: All of my iced coffee is just whatever was left in the pot the day before.

The first thing I ate was a sample from Trader Joe’s.

Veggie soup or something

Veggie soup or something

Then I spent some time cleaning out my fridge, which included eating the rest of the leftover pizza.

Yup. All of it.

Yup. All of it.

Supper (if you can call it that) was cheesy lentils.

AKA "bowl of mushy savory stuff"

AKA “bowl of mushy savory stuff”

Then I rendered as much fat as I could from my duck wings and carcass, so I could confit the legs. I also ate the little bits of extra duck meat in a port sauce.

Terribly plated, but delicious.

Terribly plated, but delicious.

I had a beer because THE DRESS was seriously stressing me out.

The colors mocked me.

The colors mocked me.

Then I had this bowl of cereal.

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And I ate the heck out of some frozen candy.

PBC

PBC

Turtle

Turtle

Around midnight, my duck legs were done roasting. Sean and I ate one while huddled over the stove. The other is being stored in its own fat, so the flavors intensify.

Very. Excellent.

Very. Excellent.

What Claire Ate: It Doesn’t Really Matter Because Leonard Nimoy Has Died

27 Feb

Let’s all just listen to this on repeat.

LLAP

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!

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