gazpacho and artisan bread

Nothing like cool chopped vegetables on a hot summer night.  Tonight’s dinner was great.  It’s amazing what a few hours to myself can do for my disposition.  Not that this dinner prep required so much effort or time.  Just that having had the day mostly to myself, I was in such a calm peaceful space, so relaxed.  During the day I unhurriedly practiced piano, worked on my Creole and meditated.  Only hockey could have made today more perfect.

The gazpacho was easy enough
(made easier by the use of a food processor)
1 cucumber (remove seeds)
1 red pepper
1 red onion
5 tomatoes
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic 
salt and pepper to taste
 

I’ve also been playing around with artisan bread in 5 minutes a day.  I borrowed the book from the library and have been enjoying reading it.  As an aside, I sometimes wonder what librarians think.  I mean, mine in particular.  There was the period where I borrowed anything and everything about transgender – from the Billy Tipton story to Chaz Bono’s documentary DVD. I went through my knitting book phase.  Then there was the death and dying rituals period when I was compiling prayers for work. Followed by the “Family Handyman” stint – what a great magazine.  I now have in my possession “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day” and “Flour – Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe”.  I’m multifarious, you’ve got to at least give me that. And if you’re not loving this food blog… give it time, and remind yourself that my next venture could be even less interesting.

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About halitentwo

i am. god is. we are. as soon as i write something about me i change, am different, evolving. i am trans. i am a parent. i am a partner. i am a human. i am attempting to live a well-lived life in the spaces in between, beyond definition, fluid, dynamic, omnifarious and always changing. hopefully growing.
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