Howdy

by Patricia on July 27, 2009 · 2 comments

view from the trail

How are all of you? I’m okay. I’ve had a fever of unknown origin for a few days and I smell of illness. You know, the I’ve been in my pajamas much too long kind of a smell. But my temperature is down to only 99.5 today, woohoo.

I probably don’t need to point out that cooking has been the farthest thing from my mind these last few days so unfortunately I have no recipe to share with you today. I’ve failed at the nablopomo thing also but I’ve decided that is not so bad… I should have waited a couple of months to try it and I should have planned a bit more before embarking on such a challenge.  Ah well.

While I have not been cooking or baking, I have been thinking about food a fair bit. Things like ceviche and stone fruits (no, not together).  And I hope in the coming weeks to find the time to make all of these dreams come true. I also started reading David Lebovitz‘s The Sweet Life in Paris and so far I love it. He has such a great voice, and the recipes are intriguing. I can’t explain it really but the last few months I’ve been really into French things so it really is up my alley. By French things I mean everything from trying French foods and restaurants, reading about people who have lived there, etc. I guess the last few months is not really the right timeframe… I’ve been a bit of a francophile for a few years but the last few months it has cranked up. I don’t know if it’s all of the Julia Child talk leading up to the Julie and Julia movie coming out or reading her book My Life in France. Or if it’s just been the amazing restaurants I’ve been to with Dan (La Toque in Napa, La Note in Berkeley, the Plumed Horse in Saratoga, etc). Or is it just the fascination with food in general? I’m not sure. My next step I think is to learn a little of the language as well as more about the cuisine.

Anyway, I hope I wasn’t too rambley today.  What’s on your mind these days?

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1 Melissa July 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Glad you are feeling better. The only thing French that I care for is a french fry, but I don’t think that counts does it? Oh, maybe chocolate mousse?

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