Well, I had written out a whole smattering of thoughts about the new Star Trek film… but then the bit demons ate it. So instead you get another food post. (Sorry?) Happily, I can report that this lunch did not disappoint.
I had been eyeing all the veggies in the fridge, and wanted a way to cook them that didn’t involve stir-frying. I love kinpira, but sometimes you just want something not-fried, you know? So I peeled some parsnips, carrots, broccoli stems and asparagus (O Spring!) into ribbons, steamed them, and tossed them with a little dressing. (I had used a garlic mustard vinaigrette, but if I were doing it again, I’d make the dressing sweeter.)
I stole The Boy’s last two mini-cheeses, tucked some pickles into the corner and loaded up my rice with my beloved spicy, nutty furikake. So good.
It seems strange and slightly sacrilegious to say it, but I’m kind of enjoying the cooler, rainy weather. Being outside kind of sucks, but it’s nice to have an excuse to break out the comfy flannels and curl up with warm drinks again. Our poor Smelly got skunked last night, which was no fun, but hopefully tonight will be a lot less eventful.
Our local fauna were out nibbling on the lawn yesterday morning. Thus far I’ve not seen them in my garden (although I already feel like I’m jinxing things by saying that)… we’ll see if it holds up. This year might be the year The Boy actually gets to eat one of the 8, 462 carrots I plant!