Sunday, May 31, 2009

Back from Vacation and Weekly Menu 5/31 - 6/7

We are back from a lovely week in Michigan. We went to see Matt's sister graduate but we also got to do some great foodie things as well. We picked up two big boxes of dried Michigan cherries, we'd finished our Christmas box a long time ago & needed to restock. At American Spoon we got cherry mustard, pumpkin roasting sauce & an apple & onion relish. The highlight of the trip though had to be a visit to Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor.
#145 - Zingerman's
It was much smaller than I expected but every corner was full of interesting food stuffs.
Though the real gem of this deli was the knowledgeable employees offering tastes of almost everything on the shelves. We did a balsamic vinegar tasting comparing 8, 10 & 20 year old vinegar (finally deciding to buy the 10 year). We were thrilled to see they had the cured & dried meats from an Acorn Edition II pig (the same pigs we'd enjoyed for lunch at Broder's). We couldn't resist picking up some lardo to take back & share with Matt's parents (it was perfect on some toasted Zingerman's baguette).
They were even nice enough to provide us with an ice pack to keep it chilled on the way home. If you find yourself in Ann Arbor make sure to stop by Zigerman's, you won't be disappointed.

On to Monday Menu Planning....

Turkey Yakitori Burgers - From Real Food Magazine

Steak with Green Goddess Salad - Alice Water's dressing

Herbed Balsamic Chicken with Blue Cheese - From Bon Appetit

Grilled Fish & Asparagus - I'll see what fish is fresh in the store that day

Stir Fry - With the fresh items from that days CSA box

Smoked Cherry Stuffed Pork Lion with Cherry Mustard Sauce - Matt has been dreaming this one up with the dried cherries we got in Michigan

Spinach & Caramelized Onion Tacos

I'm also planning on finally making the Rhubarb Sorbet from Two Peas & Their Pod.

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vanillasugarblog said...

I just love spending lots of time in stores like that one. Have you ever tried that green goddess dressing? So good!

Stephen Gross said...

I'm really glad you made it to Zingerman's. I've been there many many times... Did you try the brisket? If not, go immediately back to Ann Arbor and get it. I assure you.


Stacey Snacks said...

I wonder if this Zingerman's is related to the famous Zingerman's mail order that we have in NY?

Looks terrific!

Jeff said...

I love Ann Arbor and such an awesome little town. Although not a university of Michigan fan.

That place is only a couple hour drive and I can never find lardo around here. Guess it is time to load up the ipod for a road trip!

Stephen Gross said...

Yep, the mail order Zingerman's is the same place.

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