It’s been a quiet day around here. Industrious, as usual, but quiet. I realize that when I am alone, I don’t talk or even play music very much. I am a person who relishes being alone. I realize that sounds crazy to those of you who have been sheltering alone for months on end, but I like having this alone time.
Today I made a couple of Chicken Pot Pies for a customer who missed out on Friday (because of the Perfection Crisis) and for a couple of Monday North Bay customers. No dill this time. An additional lesson to yesterday’s list: fresh dill is MUCH stronger than dried. They came out beautiful and yummy. Took one over to my son, Jack and one to D’Arcy, and packaged the rest up for delivery tomorrow. Made pasta dough to roll out tomorrow morning for the North Bay orders and now I am headed up to the sewing machine to knock out a few masks for family and customers. I haven’t been sleeping well, so I am hoping to get into bed before 10 for sure.
Willi is having a good time getting to know the little one and enjoying time with his family. His mom, Patti, sent me a photo of the proud uncle today. I will include it below.
Orders for Wednesday (SF and East Bay delivery) should be placed by Monday night www.marthaavenuefood.com
Meals on Heels at Oasis this week features a Mediterranean influenced menu: Pomegranate Glazed Chicken with Couscous and Harissa-Honey Roasted Carrots, a Méza Platter with Hummus, Babaganouch, Muhumarra, Dolmas, Feta, assorted Crudité and Pita, a Fatoush Salad, an Orange-Pistachio Honey Cake and a flourless Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake. Orders for Meals on Heels can be made at www.toasttab.com/oasis/v3
I am looking forward to tomorrow and getting to see the North Bay folks, my mom, and hopefully getting a swim in. Needing to keep some of the feeling of summer. I think that this pandemic and quarantine has us all stuck in isolating, internal, introspective winter-energy and it’s hard when the season is in conflict with that. If you can, find some things that still feel summery… so that your body and heart can feel the shifting seasons and not be stuck in that winter feeling. Drink sparkle water with lemon slices or watermelon. Eat corn on the cob with butter dripping down your chin. Enjoy a sun-warmed peach. Take that zoom call out onto your front stoop and sit in the sun for a while. Or the fog, if you live in the avenues. Find the pleasures. Hug yourselves for me. Xoxox