For the purpose of not cluttering up the MoFo feed too much, I'm just going to recap the second half of the alphabet here:
N is for Nutmeg - Waffles with Orange Nutmeg Tapioca
O is for Olive - Mixed Olive Walnut Spread
P is for Port - Mushroom & Port Tart
Q is for Quince - Quince Glazed Black Bean Cutlets
R is for Rosemary - Rosemary Apple Potato Rosti
S is for Sorrel - Pesto & Peas (Sorrel & Snaps)
T is for Turmeric - Laksa with Fresh Turmeric Pickle
U is for Umeboshi - Simple Onigiri
V is for Vanilla - Vanilla Bean Pudding
W is for Wine - Sunday Seitan Roast with Red Wine
X is for Xanthan - Gluten-free French Four Spice Shortbreads
Y is for Yam - Sweet Potato Chipotle Burgers
Z is for Za'atar - Za'atar Crusted Polenta
Some statistics for the second half of the alphabet:
Least favorite meal of the second half: The only thing I didn't really like was the orange nutmeg tapioca with waffles... I liked the components but it was a weird dinner.
Number of ingredients I had never cooked with before this month (total): 12 (xanthan, umeboshi, fresh turmeric, quince, sorrel, longan, jaggery, kimchi, icewine, fresh horseradish, farro, bourbon) - almost half of my MoFos!
Number of ingredients I had flat out never eaten before this month: 6 (fresh turmeric, sorrel, quince (? not sure), longan, fresh horseradish, farro) - about 1/4 of my MoFos!
Worst chalkboard picture (second half) - port or wine. The port one just looks grimy and the wine one, "vanilla" isn't erased well enough and you can still see it written... upside down.
Best chalkboard picture (second half) - two way tie, sorrel & rosemary.
Number of pictures taken for MoFo, mostly trying to get 26 passable shots of the Emperor not including ones so bad I deleted them instantly: 1308
And last but not least (to me, anyway), best picture of the Emperor that didn't make it into the daily MoFo shots by merit of being taken too late in the day!
That's it! Thank you guys so much for all the love and feedback-- it really made my MoFo this year extra fun and extra special.