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.