Saturday, November 19, 2005

I'll Give Up Summer...

...when they pry it from my cold, dead — oh, wait, maybe not dead — fingers.
We took advantage of an unusually warm November week to bask outdoors, and today that meant a summery meal on the patio. The purpose, as much as it was to enjoy picnic food, was also to clear out perishables from the fridge, because we're headed to Southern California (and possibly even warmer weather) Monday.
So. On the left, a potato salad made from Point Reyes potatoes, Point Reyes red onions, Clover sour cream, McEvoy oil, Tulocay's Napa Valley mustard, parsley from the patio, salt, pepper and some fried diced Niman Ranch bacon (the last three items were the only nonlocal ingredients). On the right, local tomatoes from the Civic Center market, McEvoy oil, salt and pepper.
It pleases me that if you simply keep good, simple food on hand, then having to "clear out" the larder can be a feast.
(Though I'm living in fear that Jeanne is going to come over here and rat me out. So I'll confess first. Last night I had a box of Kraft Mac 'n' Cheese. Because I felt like it.)

8 comments:

LisaSD said...

Hey! You're coming my way on Monday! It's hot and dry down here...

cookiecrumb said...

Yeah, that's what my dad says.
I'd love to meet you (whether or not you'd love to meet me) but my mom puts us under house arrest when we get there!
:D

Greg said...

Have fun in So Cal cookiecrumb. We will miss you here.

Rachel said...

i don't blame you! i am just not ready for winter food.

Monkey Gland said...

Cookie, we are freezing our bollocks off over here, it was -4 celcius when I left the house this morning! Still, it was pretty, frosty mist with summer sun breaking through...

Monkey Gland said...

er...that should read winter sun...that'll be the 4th glass of wine typing..

lisaSD said...

How often do you come down? Maybe next time?

cookiecrumb said...

Bye, all! I'll try to post from my dad's computer (or at least the elder community library's computer bank). I'm bringing my camera so you can see what Lisa is up against in that vast wasteland that grows such good food, but serves such crap.
Lisa: I'm down to only a couple visits a year, since we're laid-off and poor *sniff!* but I will contact you once I'm there and see if a hookup is possible.