|Our home is now figuratively and literally a Piggy Heaven!|
Yet another snowstorm impeded the weekly speaker from presenting at The Log, but luckily the much anticipated meal was not hindered by the volatile winter weather. In fact, the cold temperatures outside made the hearty lentil, barley and chard soup all the more appealing. Rather than a homogenous liquid, this week's "soup" was more characteristic of a decadent earthly mush, each bite bursting with varied texture and umami flavor. The salad boasted pungent flavors, as well - sharp arugula leaves coupled with succulent blood oranges, fresh carrot rounds and apple slices, crunchy pistachios, and creamy goat cheese ensured bites of great intensity, a light vinaigrette allowing the strong flavors to complement one another. The rosemary herb bread epitomized a savory side, the elastic dough coated in farm butter melting in my mouth. A final breath of winter - the apple gingerbread upside down cake was overwhelmingly warming, the spices reminiscent of a cozy hearth and merriment. Feasts like this make it difficult to acknowledge that my Log Lunch days are numbered...but for now, I'll live in the present and simply be grateful that less than one week separates me from another fresh, tantalizing meal.
...and an alternative salad, charred romaine with decadent Ceasar dressing and sharp cheese, prawns on the side.
|Subject to frequent documentation...Mom's chicken pot pie is a work of art.|
|Hot cross buns? Wildflour Bakery's "bohemian" sticky bun, with apricots and walnuts|