In which we embrace the plant-base
(Oh hi, it’s been a while, we’re changing things on…
I did carry my camera with me to New Mexico, but I’m a bit overwhelmed with the number of photos I took! So for now, here’s what I’ve been seeing through my iPhone lens.
Roux got a postcard from London! It was very suspiciously around the time that my friends Aimee and Josh were there.
David made fantastic tiki drinks at the Noble Pig/Treaty Oak/Tipsy Texan party for tiki week. One was called the Banana Hammock. :)
Our drink came in a pineapple with lots of umbrellas and super-long straws. And the tiki sandwich from Noble Pig was insanely good.
This is a Mary Pickford. Lovely.
And this is a Fancy Free.
I’ve found my sanctuary – Deep Eddy Pool. We go in the evenings when everyone has left for the day, and just swim and sunbathe and gaze at the sky.
In New Mexico, we had a late dinner at Pizza Inn. Their subs are so good – the bread is crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
New Mexican deliciousness – proper red enchiladas with beans, rice, salad and crema.
My mom made flour tortillas from scratch. She makes the BEST tortillas – they’re thick and filling and delicious.
Another good mail day – I received my copy of Get Jiro! It’s soooo much fun, though I think a lot of it would go over people’s heads if they aren’t’ food nerds.
We went to Tigress Pub for the uncorking of their new barrel-aged cocktail, the Foreign Legion. It’s crazy good. While we were there, it was storming outside, with huge lightning and even an explosion or two downtown. As the rain slowed, a bajillion moths swarmed the air, which drew in a bajillion birds who dove around feasting on them. It was eerie.
We have summer smorgasbord a lot for dinner now. I just cook up some quinoa and bulgur, throw in a side vegetable (steamed broccoli, or cucumber/tomato/yogurt), hummus, feta, and whatever else we can find.
I felt like having tea and crumpets. Justin calls any little cookie/cracker/sweet thing that goes well with tea a crumpet.
Today was another good mail day – a card from a friend and the Israel To Go book, straight from Tel Aviv, that I’ve been pining for and finally ordered.
I hope you’ve all had a great week – and have a safe Friday the 13th!