Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I don't know why this keeps happening

a second non-knitting food-related post. I guess it's because I'm trying to eat more intensely. I need to weigh less, but I love food and refuse to give it up or see it as the enemy. Instead, I'm trying to get MORE pleasure from less food with the hope that I will eat fewer calories. I suppose I should eat nothing but poached chicken breasts and celery broth, but that's not how I want to go.

Of course, I am knitting indiscriminately--or fiber-ing indiscriminately--buying, dyeing, knitting, dreaming. It'd be great if I could sublimate all my eating desires towards yarn activities. And then if I could sublimate the food-sublimated-yarn activities to actual physical activities. But let's not get crazy. Wait--does watching Olympics burn calories?

So, a food thing. This is my favorite summer lunch in variations. All include pain au levain from Bread Alone. All include farmers' market tomatoes: heirloom or cherry. Finally, each has ricotta. Sometimes sheep, sometimes cow. Ooh, and the last picture features ripe peach on one. Then a little dash of sea salt, olive oil, or honey as one sees fit.

It does make me happy. So sue me.


misplacedpom said...

so when are you going to make me lunch, huh?

Eliza said...

And I can't blame you. That looks DELICIOUS!

Do you think that knitters imagine too much? Do we knit because we dream?

limonene said...

Ooh, with tomatoes and peaches in season, it really is the most wonderful time of the year.

nicolina said...

so you know, if the athletes sweat, then yes, the viewer burns calories. it's hard being a spectator!