I couldn’t leave without reporting on just a couple last things, though. First up, check out what arrived on my doorstep yesterday!
My first order from Arganica Farm Club! I bought a Living Social deal for a one-month subscription to this CSA-like organization that delivers local, direct-from-farm groceries to your door. Basically a dream come true for me, since you get the wonders of a CSA but you actually get to pick and choose what you’re buying. Well, it’d be a dream if it weren’t so ridiculously expensive under non-groupon circumstances that is.
The deal included a produce crate full of goodies, as well as a $25 gift card. I spent that on the seafood and goat cheese, and everything else was a surprise! I just hope that things don’t go bad before I come back from the City of Brotherly Love!
In an attempt to ensure that the aforementioned horror does not happen, I froze the fish filet and used up the following ingredients in this week’s crowning cooking achievement:
The trick to getting really nice scallops is to make sure they’re good and dry before they hit the pan.
Pat them down, then add them to a nice hot skillet with some EVOO (or butter). Only flip ’em once and remember, they cook FAST.
I served mine alongside some caramelized onions and summer squash. Not a bad presentation, eh? That’s because I actually tried this time, hahaha.
I also grilled up that ear of corn in the skillet – a little unconventional perhaps, but it worked! Chalk it up to me being far too lazy to actual wait for water to boil.
So hopefully I’ll be back after the conference with many new tidbits to share on both health and blogging! I’m not aware what the wi-fi situation is going to be up there as there unfortunately seems like there’s some confusion surrounding that, but I’m sure you’ll still be overloaded with posts and tweets and updates. Just one last thing before I go: the winner of the Adora Chocolate giveaway!
Congratulations, Andrea! Email me your details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend, everyone! If you’ll be at HLS later on today, let me know! I’ll look something like this: