what i’m eating

I go through of fits of eating the same thing all the time. I believe most people do this. Some friends who have other blogs write about what they reading, wearing, or thinking. Since I’m mostly interested in making and consuming food, I am going to start a part of my blog called “What I’m Eating”

For the past few days, I have been eating Grape Cilantro Almond Salad.

It is seriously the easiest thing in the world to make. You can make one serving or 40, and it is still easy. My recipe is for a single serving.

1 cup grapes, cut in half
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 handful almonds
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
dash salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Eat up.


february into march

With the warmer weather, comes renewed motivation. On the horizon, things to look forward to in rapid excited succession: Mexico! Moving! Summer! Gardening! Bikes! Bare Feet! Culinary School!

In the meantime I’ve been

Having afternoon tea/ champagne cocktails with Annie, who just started a new blog

Eating food with friends

Making Worcestershire Sauce (I’ll let you know how it turns out)

Making my mama dinner. She doesn’t like cilantro, so I subbed regular Italian parsley in a recipe for Thai Beef. The marinade for the flank steak was intense: fresh lime juice, a little oj, a little grapefruit juice, brown rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, salt, pepper, red onion, garlic, red chili flakes, chopped basil, chopped parsley, and chopped mint.

All the ingredients together!

The salad was delicious; medium rare steak chopped over red cabbage, red onion, carrot, basil, mint, parsley w/ a rice ginger blackberry vinagrette.
The glories of grass fed beef should not be forgotten, even in times of great economic stress. This sounds like bougie bull, but I’m serious. We’re not supposed to eat beef that often anyways, why not make it a treat, like once every 6 weeks?

Still drinking coffee. Reading much more, hence a new venture with my friend Joseph Gibson Irving.