Friday, April 01, 2011

32nd of March

Finishing up Day 26 of my 30 Days Vegan Workshop and most of the time I've enjoyed the challenge. Doing without eggs and dairy has been easier than I thought it would be. The challenge was the grocery shopping, food prep, and cooking - complicated by the fact that I've been head chef, sous chef, wait staff and chauffeur since March 1st. I've been feeling pretty proud of myself but I almost blew it this evening when at Happy Hour the martini I had came with the blue cheese stuffed olive. I gave the garnish to my husband and gave myself a pass on what little "blue cheese" contamination the alcohol may have suffered. I like Rachel Maddow's cocktail philosophy:

"You're never supposed to eat the garnish. The garnish is not a snack. The garnish is there to modify the liquor that is in the glass. It is not there to provide you a tasty treat to go along with your drink. The drink is the treat."

and three beautiful things:

  1. Sun, glorious sun today. (I'm pretending not to hear the rain that has already started falling.)
  2. The house was cleaned today AND the lawn was mowed.
  3. Been enjoying the blooming hoya carnosa... the sweet smell is tolerable.

1 comment:

Rian said...

If that's the case, pity those poor bartenders who stuff blue cheese into olives.