I've been on a real Japanese cooking kick ever since I went to Oto's last week. I've been making delicous miso soup (so easy and cheap!), and the other day I concocted this salad.
The co-op had these beautiful little savoy cabbages, and surprisingly, they are also quite cheap. Two tiny heads were like 1.50. I chopped those, along with a fuji apple, and made a dressing of rice vinegar, a splash of mirin, sesame oil, and miso. I let it sit for a little bit with the dressing on. Delicious! Oto's has lots of lovely sashimi grade fish, and it's about five bucks for enough for a light meal for two.
It appears to be mushroom season and the sac co-op has tons of fresh mushrooms, including chanterelles, golden trumpet, black truffles, and maitake. Does anyone have any treasured recipes for using these? I don't want to let the season pass me by.
I wen't to Sam's hofbrau this weekend, which I'm sure many of you are aware is pretty badass. There was a huge line, including many with walkers, canes and larks.
A friend told me that her son excitedly cries out "meat on a chain" when they are going here to eat. Of course, I didn't capture that in a picture, but if you've been there you've seen it.