All the Spokane food-related stuff that I can't figure out how to wedge into my other blog.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Paella over the fire

Whoa Nelly.

Stine and Lynn came up to the river. Stine pulled off the best camp fire dinner I've ever had.


I didn't get the detailed method but basically: sear the chicken in the pan over the hot coals until brown, then add aromatics, broth/stock, rice and cook slowly. There's some spice thing going on there that I didn't get. And there was even one local morel diced up in there.  Good eats.

We're inspired to try a stewed beef dish tonight on the coals. More on that later.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Boyds Country Inn: "Trekkies and Testes"

Yes. Those are deep fried beef testicles.
There's a lot going for Boyd's Country Inn:
  • They have free WiFi. At the edges of Ferry County, this is rare bird.
  • They have Northern Ales beer on tap. It's the Amber, which is my least favorite, but the thought is nice. They should run the lager.
  • They have deep-fried bull testicles (in season only -- which, apparently is spring. They buy a bunch, have a testicle festival, then freeze the rest).
  • They play rad movies on the TV above the bar. To wit: today, it's Star Wars. 'Nuff said.
  • It's the closest boozer to the river place (4 miles).
Btw: "Trekkies and Testes" was what the owner said after I praised the menu + TV entertainment  she was spinning. Natural born marketer there.
Yes. That is C3P0 on TV.