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Monday, September 30, 2013

MoFo 2013, day 30: All Fall, Two fer One

Another awesome fall day, another fantastic fall salad for the last day of MoFo. Sorry bout dropping off a bit towards the end. Life sometimes, you know?
Picked up a leek ($1) at the Union Square market on Friday and just now got around to preparing it.


No grit here. Washed 'er up real good.
Brown rice on to cook, threw the leeks in near the last 10 minutes or so. Despite still being up to my eyeballs in collards, I threw the leek rice over spinach. Had an opened can of pumpkin (hey, at least I waited til the last day of September to mention the p-word) and some rehydrated shiitake mushrooms to throw into the salad as well.


Black pepper and Braggs on top after the photo.
Yesterday I went to a Mets game with G and some friends, the last of the season. It was a gorgeous day.

                                            Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere

We fueled up before the game with another fall classic, oatmeal:

Warm rolled oats, cashew butter, raisins, and a pear from the farmer's market. RIP 2013 baseball season. RIP MoFo, see you next year.
And finally, here is a sleepy ball of fur:

33 comments:

  1. Haxan, you are sleek, mysterious, and- though you may not like it, possess a high hug-ability factor.

    I am jealous of your leeks. Actually, I'm intimidated by them. I never know when to use, say, a scallion, over, say, a leek...chives...shallots; it's so confusing.

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    1. Yeah, I kinda get that... I only buy chives if they're specifically called for in a recipe. Shallots are expensive and mellow so I rarely buy them...Scallions I mostly use with Asian foods, although my friend throws them on everything. Leeks seem the most substantial, so I use those in soups and to flavor rice and stuff.
      Though that's the beauty of the farmer's market - I probably wouldn't have bought the leek if I were at a regular market, and just used a regular onion or something. The leek called to me!

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  2. Leeks! Yay! I think cooking them with rice sounds excellent--& super easy. Soon it will be time for all the potato leek soup... :)

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  3. I was about to ask what sport the Mets is, but your handy RIP solved the riddle for me. It's Cracker Jack sport!

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    1. Indeed! Peanuts & cracker jacks. I indulged in the peanuts.

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  4. What a sweet picture of Haxan!! Such a pretty kitty, how do you get anything done and not just cuddle her all day?! That is a great pic of the Unisphere! It's such a landmark for Mets fans I think and your really captured it so beautifully! I'm going to start cramming some oatmeal in my face soon, yum! I get the giant bags of GF oats from Trader Joe's for like $3 and they last so long. Looks like some great toppings in yours!

    Awesome job with MoFo! Congrats on making it through and thanks for all of the great posts!

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    1. Hahah, it's hard! Luckily she won't let me cuddle her for long, so I can get some work done while she sleeps under my bed.
      Thanks for reading, Sarah.

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  5. You did a much better job on MOFO 2103 than 2012. Best pic of Haxan I've ever seen.

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    1. No, I'm just referring to FF's last MOFO where she got drunk, fell in a pothole and lost her camera well before MOFO was officially over.

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    2. If I did worse than last year, I'd probably just have to give up.

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    3. AND I didn't fall in a pothole during mofo!! That was earlier in the year. :(

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  6. What an adorable picture of Haxan! So snuggle-y. Also, agreeing with Greg, it was a beautiful day at the Mets game. I thoroughly enjoyed your MOFO experience, and thank you for all the hard work!

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  7. Thanks for letting us down gently - 'bad news - MoFo's over. Good news, here's a cute cat photo!'

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  8. what a pretty fluffy kitty! ohh & now i want oatmeal!

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  9. Fur ballin'! <3

    Also, leek rice? Hell yes. You did an awesome MoFo this year, loved all the posts!

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  10. You rocked the MoFo like a real mofo.
    The leek rice salad concoction is brilliant and sounds soooo satisfying for a fall meal. Not sure about the pumpkin in my salad, but i 'll try it.
    I love your cat.
    Ttrockwood

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    1. The pumpkin was good on the rice, though I might as well have thrown it into the rice while it was cooking.
      I love my cat too!!! Do you have any??

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  11. Is there cocky -leeky soup in your future. Thoroughly enjoyed your Mofo posts, it's like hanging out in my hometown with an anonymous friend. Let's Go Mets! and Cats.

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    1. Less leek, more um...something. Team mets and also cats forever. Hope you got found.

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  12. The chopped leeks look vibrant and I would love to make some leek soup right away. What a cutie!

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    1. Leek soup is really tasty. Do it do it!

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  13. Hexan is so sleek and shiny, and really knows how to sink into a couch cushion. As for leeks, I love them and always want to buy them but am put off by the grit that I know is waiting inside. Damn, I'm so lazy sometimes. Gotta get some grit.

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    1. She owns that couch. Knows all the ways to get comfortable.
      This particular leek wasn't super gritty to begin with, that helped :)

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