week 21

v515_4There were so many great food adventures this week. We found our new favorite pizza. We confirmed that barley with greens & cheese is the best way to consume grain. We got back to more holistic eating. We had some great new foraged flavors, which I’ll talk more about next week. (We didn’t get the fun of finding ramps & morels ourselves, but we came upon them through a series of happy events.) We broke bread with several groups of friends & had some incredible desserts.

This is graduation weekend, so I’ve been busy running through town to find summer work, turn in final paperwork & complete all of the university-related items on the endless to-do list. Now, I’m waiting for family to arrive for lots of sparkling wine, sitting outside & cupcakes.


Breakfast: smoothies or granola & almond milk

Sat. lunch: granola & almond milk (after starting the day way late)
Sat. dinner: nachos with refried beans, avocado, tomato & sour cream
Sun. lunch: 
 barley with ramps, asparagus, salad turnips, Swiss chard & parmesan cheese
Sun. dinner:
 homemade pizza party with friends (+ no-bake layer bars)
Mon. lunch:
 peanut butter sandwich & banana
Mon. dinner: salad & French fries, celebrating the end of our capstone project
Tues. dinner: stir fry with tofu, carrots, bell pepper & asparagus
Wed. lunch: spinach & summer squash pizza with goat cheese
Wed. dinner: more stir fry with tofu, carrots, bell pepper & asparagus
Thurs. lunch:  leftover rice, refried beans, tomato & veggies
Thurs. dinner: MORE pizza, this time with goat cheese, greens, morels (!!!) & salad turnips
Fri. lunch: cleaning-out-the-fridge leftovers
Fri. dinner: celebrations with the family at Feast

Snacks: almonds, carrots, no-bake layer bar


Farmers’ Market ($25)
1 lb. coffee
Swiss chard
2 tomato plants
salad turnips

From the Co-op ($60)
almond milk
pepperjack cheese
seaweed snacks (like kale chips)
local asparagus
yellow tomato
habanero pepper
bell pepper
tortilla chips

For our dinner party ($25)
goat cheese
fresh mozzarella
red wine
6-pack of Oberon


  • moldy, old salsa
  • a stale pita
  • plastic packaging from bulk goods & baking ingredients
  • a moldy container salsa
  • lots of compost–actually going to the compost again

About meganbetz

human geography PhD Student at Indiana University; wife, reader, writer, baker, gardener
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