Monday, June 8, 2009
So Saturday at the market in WW was the best of the spring so far. Beets, baby turnips, radishes, baby carrots, baby potato's and fresh herbs all in and looking good. The first cherries of the year, though from Yakima, were in as well. Strawberries were quite a bit bigger and a little more sweeter. Greens were abundant. Did a brunch on Sunday on the Dusted Valley patio. Wanted to keep it simple and brunch comfort food. Made a couple Frittada's, one with asparagus, salad onions and tarragon, the other with black pepper, new potatos and fava beans, each with a touch of Parmesan. Made some breakfast sausage, with a local pig bought from the Milton-Freewater FFA, with some maple and fresh sage. Homemade buttermilk biscuits and the obligatory sausage gravy and cheese grits. Washed all of it down with some awesome bloody marys and mimosa's. Took all of the scraps over to the pigs for slop and had a great day.
Monday, June 1, 2009
So Terminal Gravity rocks! Drove over from WW Sunday, after a fairly rough night, but the 2 hour drive was worth it. They don't open to 4 on Sunday so we killed a little time by checking out Joseph and Lake Wallowa, beautiful place to kill time. The menu at the pub is small but tight. They try to use local produce as much as possible and source the buffalo they use for the burger from a local rancher. We started with a order of the nachos and then had penne 4 cheese pasta and Buffalo burger, washed down with several pints of the IPA. everything was awesome and well seasoned. The portions are huge so come hungry. We left with 5 cases of brew and headed back to Walla Walla, home before dark. What a great day trip!