Thursday, November 25, 2010

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole with Vegetarian "Bacon" Crumble

For Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make something unusual, but with traditional roots.  Enter savory sweet potatoes.  I originally wanted to make a souffle, but we didn't have souffle dishes.


Sweet potatoes, ricotta, asiago, lime and green chilis.

Vegetarian bacon, you ask?  Start with some fresh shitakis and saute them until they start to brown.  Just before they are done, add liquid smoke and real maple syrup and let them simmer.  It'll surprise you how much your kitchen will smell like a porky breakfast.

Hopefully, it's a hit tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Home, Woefully Under-furnished, Home!

Welcome to The Urban Agrarians!  We're home!

After a couple of months squatting with generous family, we are finally getting settled in Portland.  It's pretty exciting.

We have a couple of projects in the cannon, but it's still slow going as our minimalist lifestyle is less by choice and more by circumstance right now.

Too cool for bookshelves.

Couches are for ninnies.

But, our radio is rad.

And our kitchen is stocked.

Coffee is crucial to my 5am mornings.

We won't have internet until the beginning of December, so there will be some dead air after Thanksgiving.  But, stay tuned for explorations of Portland and the beginnings of our DIY projects.

It's good to be back.