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In The Dooryard. August 18, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Dinner with TCR.
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Dinner in the dooryard tonight.  Leftovers from a long list, lightening the fridge, with fresh touches from the garden.  Curries, salsas, chicken and ribs, refried succotash with local corn, implausibly sweet and spicy.  The light fading, the fire holding back the night as crickets and cicadas call forth the half-moon and stars.

It’s beautiful out here, warmed by the fire, cooled by a gentle breeze, a confused margin tracing a wavering curve up the side of my face.

Yawning, stretching, I say goodnight and reluctantly retire to my second floor bedroom; five o’clock comes early for this boy.

At the window I fidget with the fan, then notice my housemate Holly, still by the fire, perhaps contemplating a bit of her home-made peach and basil ice cream.  I grab my camera and set up for a thirty second exposure; it looks like this:

Flames flicker, prayer flags flutter, and I’m off to dream the dreams of summer.

Good night.

The Hundred Yard Diet. July 15, 2008

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If you’ve been here for The Duration, you’ve heard this before.

I try to “eat local,” but I’m not a strict “hundred-mile diet” kinda guy. I like my coffee in the morning, thank you, and occasional chocolate isn’t obscene.

Well, it can be, but that would be another post. 😉

But… where was I? Oh yeah, eating locally.

So besides getting most of my fresh veggies from local farmers’ markets (there are skads of them!) I also try to pick my own free, organic, zero-carbon-footprint food as often as possible, and in the summer that’s at least weekly.

So what could be better than to find the most splendid delicacies right in my own back yard?

These li’l sweeties found themselves on top of some Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake ice cream, courtesy of Ultimate Spawn, who took a walk down to the store while I made dinner. Then we watched Cool Hand Luke (one of her favorite movies, how cool is that???) and ate berrylicious gobs of goodness.

We both make little noises when we’re enjoying our food, so it was a cool little slice o’ life.

Which is to say, “Thanks, Gurrrl!”