I love this weather–partly because I get to stay home and work on the book. No outside appointments.
My deck garden is flourishing–I’ve harvested a lot of cherry tomatoes (delicious) and chopped one of my own green peppers for today’s omlet. (As it turned out, all three of the tomato plants I put in this year produce the tiny variety. You garden, you learn.)
I had an appointment yesterday, so stopped by Williams and Sonoma (it’s the Julia thing again, and I haven’t even see the movie yet!) to buy a decent lidded casserole dish. I chose a 7 and 1/2 quart Le Creuset in a lovely shade of blue–do you know what those things cost? I was astounded. In any case, I (along with generations of descendents, given how sturdy this pot is) am all set up for all kinds of savory stews and other delectible dishes. I’m definitely planning to make the Boeuf Bour. again, but I want to try a lamb stew first. Navarin Printanier (Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables, page 345, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.)
I’ve been doing a little theraputic painting, too. I started a new mixed media series called “Showgirls”. My plan is to put some of my art work up on Esty, with gross profits going to our local shelter, Spokanimal, among other worthy creature-related clauses. My sister Sally (yes, the travelin’ buddy) is on Esty as Moonlight Sally. Maybe she can help me get my shop up and running.
I’ll be sure to let you know.
Meanwhile, I’m tweeting pretty often now. Sally assures me I’m not a twit for tweeting on Twitter. She’s just being nice.