After a late night, with no dinner, a big brunch was in order. So, I squeezed one of the grapefruits I got at the Downtown Farmer’s Market and had some juice. Then I cooked some bacon made by a friend from Richardson’s pork belly, and fried a Countryside Farms duck egg, and a small chicken egg given to me from a garden client from her backyard chicken flock.
Around 11:00, I pulled out the babyback ribs from Richardson Farms, that I had been thawing for 2 days, doused them with olive oil, and seasonings, and shoved them in the smoker. I smoked them for 6 hours really low, and had them for dinner with a strange salad I made from garden fennel, grapefruit, and Full Quiver Feta. This was a very odd choice to accompany the ribs, but it is what I had on hand, and I needed to pull the fennel to start amending the soil for Spring gardening season.
I’ve come to the conclusion by the way my pants fit (or don’t) that I need to lighten up my eating. I’ve given myself an excuse, this challenge, to eat way more bacon, eggs and cheese than I ever have. So, I’ll be making some adjustments in the days to come.