What the fuck is this? I think it was actually lovely, despite the disgusting photo. It was shaved fennel, beets, and turnips with a basil vinaigrette, leftover from last week some time. Quite delicious. Also I had blueberries for breakfast.
I made lunch for a little Boy Lunch Club (and Maresa!): Mark (Maresa’s bf [can I just brag here that I introduced them?]; my sweetheart’s boss and our dear old pal Juan; and our politician pal Hector Rodriguez, who is a county legislator and who you should vote for soon if you’re, like a Democrat and live in New Paltz and stuff. Hector’s one of the good ones, which means a lot coming from me because I FUCKING LOATHE DEMOCRATS SO MUCH.
I made us black bean soup (I wanted to make white bean and escarole soup, and had bought escarole at the farmer’s market specifically for it, but I have FINALLY run out of a giant bag of white beans, so I am now tackling 10 lbs or so of black beans.) and squash blossoms fried with Shirley (my sourdough starter’s name, god these posts must be so weird to someone who hasn’t been reading the blog forever. Like, should I explain every time about Shirls, or about how I have 50 lbs of beans hanging around I’m trying to use up because I used to run this food business until I had this nervous breakdown and…no, I’m not even going to bother. LIVE IN THE NOW, LAGUSTA! The fabulous, fabulous now.) and Dr. Cow cheese in the middle—I treat my friends right!
I made (and ate) some peppermint frogs because the library was having some sort of Harry Potter party and commissioned a treat and people told me frogs + peppermint is a HP thing. So pretty, no? I’ve got this all-natural food coloring I’ve been tinting cocoa butter with. It’s fun.