It could have been something I ate, or the three day bug a neighbor mentioned is going around…whatever it was today is the first day my energy is back. Unfortunately, I missed out on a visit to a nearby farm, my friend D’s party (she gives the best ones) and a jazz concert…but there will be more of all.
After a couple days of Coca Cola and Saltines (blech!) I want to fill my belly with good stuff – greens from the garden and some rustic bread. For this I will be turning to Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food and her recipe for Chard Gratin (p.310), which will use up the stems and leafy bits (yay, I hate to waste food and the chickens don’t care for the stems) of some of the chard holding fort in my garden.
This morning I treated myself to a cup of chai in a handmade mug made by Harold Kaplan of Rooftop Pottery with Lemon Peel from Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants. I met Harold at the Burlington Farmers’ Market and picked up the Lemon Peel at the Kneading Conference Bread Fair, so my drink was filled with a bit of wander. Harold transforms clay into art and his stall or website is well worth a visit.