Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A catch-up post for your Tuesday

Well, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Ours was so stupendous that it took me an extra day to recover, apparently, because I have no idea what happened to Monday. Wait, it IS Tuesday, right? Because when I woke up, I thought it was Wednesday. Oy. I think I need to get a perpetual calendar tattooed on my forearm. Or a corneal implant. Or something.

Anyway, yes, the weekend! It was good. After waking up to gale-force winds and rain lashing the windows Saturday morning, but being determined to visit the farmer's market anyway because I'm stubborn like that, I was thrilled when my inherent laziness resulted in the sun coming out and all the clouds being swept away before I even left the house. It was cold and very windy, but daughter H and I were able to procure victuals any old how.

Yak, eggs, kale, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, carrots and sorbetto. Awesome! I love my farmer's market.

The rest of my weekend can be summed up in one word: LAUNDRY. Ugh.

Let's see, what else is going on?

The redbuds are blooming. Also the Bradford pear trees. The plum tree blossoms are on their way out, and the tree is leafing like crazy. When I've spotted my first bluebonnet and gotten my first whiff of mountain laurel, then I'll know spring is here for reals.

I did indeed go back and re-read Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking, since I wasn't in the mood for anything else. I love that book so much. Every time I re-read it, it's like a visit from an old friend. Gone too soon, Laurie Colwin.

Upon finishing Home Cooking, which I'm likely to do within the next day or so (it's a fast read but I'm reading it slowly, because I love it), I hope to be in the mood for Kathleen Grissom's The Kitchen House, which is sitting here on my nightstand waiting patiently for me to notice it. Irish indentured servants in the Old South! That's got to be good. I hope.

As of this morning both of my children have graduated to nighttime-only retainer use, orthodontically speaking, so that's something.

Oh, and if you're not reading my Facebook page, you really should. You don't have to be a member of FB to view it, I don't think, though if you are that obviously makes things easier. For some reason I feel compelled to post photos and descriptions over there of what we eat for dinner almost every night. Tonight we're having jambalaya, because it's Mardi Gras! You certainly don't want to miss THAT.

Alrighty. I think that brings you up to speed. Soon we will be discussing kale chips and neem oil, though not necessarily together. Because that would be gross. (Spoiler!)


  1. When you say Saturday in TX was 'cold and windy,' I imagine it was about 65...yes?

    Aw, you know I like to tease you warm-bloods.

    I'm looking forward to living near this farmers market very soon... http://www.davisfarmersmarket.org/

    I've never heard of Laurie Colwin's books--but I plan to check them out.

    One last thing...you're killing me with those dinner photos on FB. K.I.L.L.I.N.G M.E.

  2. Yum, brussel sprouts...I roast mine & toss with pomegranate seeds & a little butter when done. Making my mouth water. Also, big fans of kale chips in our house!

  3. Eurolush: Dude, it was like 50 degrees! With wind! It was cold! You know, for Texas.

    Jenn: Wow, that sounds awesome! I love pomegranate with anything. I ended up steaming the sprouts and then caramelizing them in a pan with some bacon, a tiny bit of sugar and some sherry vinegar.

  4. You are right. I am not on FB but I ws able to see! WOW. The food, the shots, the yumminess ...
    I like that but obviously I can't comment not being a member/your "friend".
    So here I am.
    Anyway, I was submerged by laundry too. AND it was cold here as well!