It felt hard to jump back into the craziness of cooking and shopping and striving today. We had a slow start and didn't get very much done in the first half of the day. Spent a little time hanging out with Calum, getting the kitchen cleaned up and doing mountains of laundry from the trip, chatting with Kristen and Kim on zoom for a bit. Catching up on the orders that had come in while we were gone, picking up a few things for a special order, trying to get back into the swing of "real life" after being away from internet and schedules for a few days.
It's kind of crazy how even in Covid-time, I now have a pretty full schedule and it seems that my time gets filled up so easily. Hard to remember how I managed to do all the other things that are now on hold indefinitely.
Watched The 13th on Netflix tonight. Such an important film. Do yourself and the world a favor and make sure that you see it.
If feels embarrassing to say how little of the mass incarceration system I understood. And how clearly the lines of history from slavery to criminal labor to Jim Crow to Segregation to the current times of mass incarceration lay out. And how giant corporations benefit from the laws that are created. Makes you feel so frustrated, ashamed, horrified and determined that we HAVE to find better ways to do things in this country.
Finally started to actually get our work done around 10pm, so it's after midnight and we are still waiting for the Ragu sofrito to cook down enough to let it simmer overnight. Glad to have this work to keep us occupied and moving forward. Seems so crazy that we are still here cooking after two and a half months.... and still no possibility of other work coming back for a long time, so we will keep cooking as long a folks are hungry.
Buttermilk Biscuits with my mom's Blackberry Jam or my homemade Lemon Curd, is this weeks addition. Also happy to make a special pie or cake for any celebrations (or just because) Peach pie, anyone?
Menu below is for Wednesday June 17th, SF and East Bay delivery. Orders should be placed by Monday night/Tuesday morning.
For now, get some sleep... I will try to do that soon too. Take good care of yourself. Read, listen, learn. Be brave enough to take apart your beliefs and see what really resonates in this time and space. Don't be afraid to speak out; we are going to make mistakes, but its better to try to work towards being better than not to try at all. Love your people fiercely and well. Give yourself a hug from me. xoxo