MARTHA AVENUE-Day 30! Today was a pretty darn decent day. Woke too early (as is my wont) but I went downstairs with my best pillow and curled up on the couch and promptly fell back asleep. It was nice to have the luxury to not have to jump up at the rosy crack of dawn and to just be able to let my body rest. Finally rolled off the couch around 9am (unheard of lie-in for me) and headed off to Costco.
I am finding that the more folks are required to be masked everywhere, the less careful they are at being a social distant 6' apart. Despite the Costco employee standing near the baked goods with a bullhorn, describing the need for distance and the mask requirements. The line was short though (only got through one chapter of my book) and I was home before noon.
Willi has gotten Calum hooked on "Those Dutch Things"... a Dutch Baby. Basically a sort of combination between a pop-over and a pancake, baked in a hot cast iron pan in the oven. So, we have gotten into a daily Dutch Baby ritual... sometimes with berries, sometimes just with maple syrup. I feel positively jealous while I eat my greens and eggs.
Willi spend the day making a huge batch of Ragu and a fresh batch of the delicious Potato-Wild Onion Vichyssoise. It's a gorgeous spring green, vegan and YUMMY! I baked plum tartes, a batch of brownies and a double batch of the OMG Orange-Chocolate Chip Buckwheat cookies. And then went back out into the wilds of SF to Rainbow to get jars and radishes for the Pozole garnishes. The Pozole comes with a smaller jar of shredded red cabbage, chopped cilantro, fresh lime wedges, sliced radish and crushed chips for a garnish to the soup. You just heat up the soup and dump the contents of the garnish jar on top for a feast!
Rainbow is such a great store and the employees there are so kind and compassionate. I feel so good about spending my money there. And even the long line to get in is spent reading my book. Today, I only wished I wore another layer for when the line got too deep into the shade.
Home again to find mail from two friends... lovely notes and little presents from Karen and Stephanie. I am so very grateful for my wonderful community of friends. We made some pork fajitas from the leftover pork shoulder, a tofu/onion/kale/peppers mix for me and strawberry shortcake for dessert... not very Cinco de Mayo, perhaps, but delicious. We used the yummy scones that Merrill had brought to us last week. So so good. And then Jamye came up with some homemade tortillas and her crazy good peanut butter bread. Drowning in plenty!
And now, I contemplate my delivery schedule for tomorrow. So looking forward to seeing more friends (albeit masked and 6' away) and bringing some of this deliciousness to the greater East Bay! El Cerrito, Martinez, Walnut Creek, San Leandro, Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley! I feel like I want to pull out a real paper map to plan my route like we did back in the olden days.
Whipping up a few more masks tonight before I turn in because a few folks have asked to buy them. Let me know if you are in need. I picked up some fun floral fabric from my mom's house yesterday, so I will have a selection of fun looks!
Orders for Friday can be taken until noon on Thursday, or even better by tomorrow night.
For now, take good care. Sleep as much as you need. Be kind to yourself and to those around you. Hug your people. Hug yourself for me! xoxo