Photo by Kady in Colombia
Jetlag is such a bitch. I didn't go to sleep until after three last night. I woke up only after my dad blew his nose extraordinarily loudly at 11:30am. I'm the kind of person who always wakes up around 8 or 9 so I wasn't in the best of moods. I had planned on going to the market today and didn't have much time, so I quickly got dressed, poured myself some coffee in my Smith College travel mug, and went to the market listening to a David Sedaris interview on my phone.
The market was full of people, and I was happy to see that the two local, organic places had long lines. Annoyed? Maybe a little – who likes long lines? But seeing everyone choose local, organic, in season produce made me feel hopeful. I was in line behind a little old lady who was lovely. I grabbed a huge head of cauliflower. We talked about cauliflower. This is huge. Yes, but isn't it beautiful? Yes, but how will I cook it all! You don't have to cook it all at once, you can also freeze it if you dry it well – listen to the grandmothers!
I prepared a seasonal menu for this week and I got everything from the two local, organic places at the market and I felt like a winner. My kitchen now feels whole: half a head of red cabbage, half a stalk of celery, fresh beets with the greens still attached, kale, fennel, red onions, half a butternut squash, garlic, cauliflower, apples and pears. Beautiful!
Here are some links for this beautiful day...
the more we learn about nutrition, the more we ignore
ten ways to cook with beets (I need some ideas for the beets I just bought!)
how to create a capsule wardrobe (since I talk about this a lot)
this vegan protein salad with tahini dressing sounds so good!
Alice Gregory on wearing a uniform
I still want this hair
mercury in fish – learn which have the most, and which are in trouble
oat-crusted maple plum galette... I want one!
I've done this already... cleaning out my closet... somewhat... maybe I need to do it and be stronger
isn't this a lovely tattoo?
adding protein powder to things other than shakes - yes! so good
I love Emma Watson and her style!
another beautiful tattoo...
yes to maple tahini vanilla granola? Hello, obsessed with granola here...