Fatayer Laham

Meat Mixture

2 lb lamb (2.15 lb)

2 medium onions (ended up very fine grate because we used food processor

3 yukon gold potatoes (1.5 lb) shred and liquid squeezed out

3/4 cup lubne

2 lemons (just over 1/3 cup)

jamaican allspice (3/4 tsp)

Vietnamese Cinnamon (3/4 tsp)

1/4 tsp lowrys seasoned salt

2 T salt
Dough

followed recipe in book.  (page 55). No butter used.

cut into 36 balls and let rise again for about 30 minutes.
Rolled out to tart size circles (just over 5″)

Notes:  our lamb wasn’t super lean and it caused a good amount of grease to spill out.  look for lean lamb.

Two scoops is enough meat for each (leveled… no heaping)

Brushed butter after pulled out of 425 degree oven.  took about 22 minutes.

First Spring Planting

After clearing out most of our winter crops (we still have one productive Kale plant and leaks that are finally starting to grow

In the past years, our sugar snap peas have yeilded very small crops.  both were from starters and were late to get into the ground.  this year, following Portland Edibles plan, we planted seeds.  Our experiment was to alternate the seeds between two verities that mature a couple weeks apart.  Just the fact that planting from seed is starting out with significantly more plants is exciting and the instructions say to not thin them as they like growing clusters.  

Meetup @ Oregon Cullinary Institute

We went to a meetup at the culinary school last night with Meet-up.   It was overall a fun evening.  A 4 course dinner for $18 can’t be beat either!  I can’t say I was particularly interested in knowing anyone at our table any better, but there was plenty of conversation to make the evening interesting.

It was fun knowing everyone cooking and serving were students.  In some cases it was pretty obvious, in other cases I thought I was in a fine dinning establishment.  (my lamb loin was perfectly cooked.)

For $18, I think we will go again, though, my vote is we skip the Meetup group next time.

Big day!  actually meeting with a realtor. 

The Portland housing market is scary for any buyer with houses we’d be interested in going for 10-20% over asking.  But we are looking and just in case that perfect house comes on the market, we’ll have  our realtor on speed dial.  While our list of wants is quite long, our actual “needs” list is short:

Here’s the ideal house:

2-3 bedroom

2 bath

Off-street parking (preferably with a garage)

walk score of 85+

We’d love to stay in our neighborhood, but that just might not be realistic… 🙁