Complete protein

The cold, snowy weather and my general laziness have kept me from accomplishing too much this weekend, but we’ve managed to eat well. I satisfied multiple cravings last night in one meal: roasted salmon with yogurt-dill sauce; quinoa salad with corn, tomatoes, feta, and mint; and oven-roasted Brussels sprouts. So freaking good, I didn’t even take the time to photograph anything.

Tonight we took Ted and Teresa out to the new and very well-reviewed Highland Kitchen, improbably located in Somerville right next to the sketchy QF Mart where that one guy got sick from Chinese Colgate toothpaste containing antifreeze. The place was amazing: warm, convivial, Big Star and Professor Longhair and the Kinks on the stereo, and bustling with happy people on a blustery Sunday night. I sampled the Periodista and Somerville Sidecar, both of which were well-mixed and potent. We shared a seared scallop appetizer with Meyer lemon relish, and I completely swooned for the grelicious chicken liver crostini. My oyster po’boy was a bit nontraditional, containing some diced tomatoes and non-iceberg lettuce, but it hit all the right spots and then some. I think I must have been suffering an umami deficiency, since remedied.

I was fairly productive on the knitting front, and I’m about two-thirds done with the scarf made from the delightfully squooshy and soft baby alpaca yarn Terri gave me for Christmas. The earthy moss greens, creams, and brick red is making a very pleasing zig-zag stripey pattern in the mistake rib I decided on, and it’s so lofty and huggable, I can’t wait to wear it. Photo TK.

2 Responses to “Complete protein”

  1. lla says:

    Visit lla

    eating well and productive knitting? Sounds like the BEST kind of lazy weekend!

  2. Terri says:

    Visit Terri

    Ooo! I happened to go to Highland kitchen with Amy and Colin on Wednesday after knitting and I thought it was pretty good! We had a good time, anyhow.

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying the yarn! I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with. :) I’ve been knitting away for Ezra myself.

  3. Heather says:

    Visit Heather

    My brother is freaking OBSESSED with that toothepaste story, I can’t wait to direct him to your blog!

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