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Garbage salad night.
Warm Stuff.
- shrimp
- hot curry powder
- red bell pepper
- green bell pepper
- red onion
- grape seed oil
- kosher salt
The Rest.
- avocado
- tomato (from the garden … still!)
- mixed greens
- kosher salt
- garlic olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
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We were able to finish off our stock of boudin blanc from Publican Quality Meats the other night. 
Broccoli.
- garlic
- garlic oil
- hot curry powder
- kosher salt
- red wine vinegar
- broccoli
Peppers & Onions.
- red onion
- red bell pepper
- grape seed oil
- kosher salt
Sauce.
- red wine vinegar
- avocado oil
- black pepper
- dijon mustard
Sausage.
- boudin blanc (Publican Quality Meats)
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We just thought taco night felt right. 
- corn tortilla (with green chile) 
- cilantro
- pickled red onion
- raw white onion
- crema.
// red wine vinegar
// garlic
// kosher salt
// creme fraiche 
- chicken.
// smoked chicken thigh w/ kosher salt and chili powder
// smoked white onion
// smoked garden tomato
// homemade hot sauce with garden peppers
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We’ve been using a lot of pickled onion … but it’s just because I pickled an entire onion.  And pickled onion is delicious.  So there’s that.  
Anyway, we made some BLATs to celebrate the RETURN OF FOOTBALL.
- bacon
- spinach
- avocado
- tomato
- kosher salt
- pickled onion
- rustic white bread 
- black pepper
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Squid steaks paired up with some quinoa, good veg and just a bit of chorizo.
Squid Steaks.
- sambal oelek
- soy sauce
- red wine vinegar
- garlic
- squid steaks
Quinoa.
- chorizo
- red quinoa
- sweet corn
- spinach
- tomato (from the garden)
- caramelized shallot
- kosher salt
Topping.
- pickled red onion
- pepper oil.
// grape seed oil
// serrano (from the garden)
// hungarian hot pepper (from the garden)
// garlic
// white vinegar
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A nice bavette cut pairs up with some summer veg to shut down a really amazing Labor Day weekend. 
- bavette
- black pepper
- kosher salt
- avocado
- tomato
- queso fresco 
- patty pan squash.
// grape seed oil
// kosher salt
// brown rice vinegar
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A trip up to Wisconsin yielded some really lovely tomatoes and a few ears of sweet corn that wound up in a “salad” last night.
- tomato
- buffalo mozzarella 
- sweet corn
- pickled red onion
- caramelized shallot
- pistachio 
- grilled bread 
- black pepper
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When life gives you Calumet Fisheries leftovers, make breakfast.
- smoked shrimp
- smoked lemon and pepper salmon
- yogurt
- greens
- coconut aminos
- pickled red onion
- ghee
- tomato
- egg
- kosher salt
- garlic