Before I get to the photos from this weekend’s camping trip, here’s what in the pipe for the next few days.
I’ve got a post brewing on advanced lipid profiles featuring three readers who’ve agreed to have their results published for discussion. This has been in the works for a while, but I was waiting for something to come up to liven things. That happened today. A reader sent in a lipid profile you won’t believe. I’ll leave it at that.
The reading of The Vegetarian Myth continues and I think I’m ready for another installment, this one specifically dealing with the moral issue.
I’ve been poking at a more substantial post advancing a case for grassfed beef. I’ve delayed that primarily to make sure I’m sure. I’m sure.
Among that, I’ve got dozens of Links & Quick Hits to get out. Anyone like these? The idea is this: I don’t usually like just posting a link to one post and writing about it unless it’s something I have a whole lot to say. I like connecting dots, so I usually wait for something else or two to add to the mix, so that in total, it offers something unique in terms of integration. But there’s also a lot of great stuff out there, so my link posts of six items is a way to get them out there, and also to briefly comment on them.
Alright, here’s some photos and comment about this weekend’s camping trip to Point Reyes, just north of San Francisco.
One of the first things we did was to get steaks from Marin Sun Farms’ Butcher Shop, not a mile away from where we were camped. The manager was more than happy to sport his t-shirt.
We also got some free range eggs that had marvelous orange yolks when we medium boiled some the next day. Then I saw the rack with the beef jerky and had to get some. On the same rack they had both dried beef liver and kidney and I thought we might try them. I guess I’m not a good label reader…
Well, I didn’t care much for the jerky, nor the kidney or liver. Neither did anyone else. It was my mother who pointed out that the kidney and liver were "pet treats," as you can clearly see from the label. Well, maybe they ought not put it on the same rack as the pet treats, but oh, well. We all had a good laugh. Yep, I fee my family pet food.
We also got fresh oysters, lots. They were shucking amazing. My preferred "sauce" is a simple vinaigrette with vinegar, chopped shallot & garlic. I usually use red wine vinegar, but I used apple cider vinegar this time. I prefer the red wine.
My other brother griller some, and we used butter & garlic.
Dave also made some oyster stew: half & half, whole milk, celery, onion, parsley, chili powder & paprika.
Sunday, we went to Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station and loaded up. Nope, I didn’t indulge in a single wafer. The Blue was super amazing.
Well, that’s enough, for now. Until the next time I feed my family dog food.