Hoppin’ John with the greens available from the garden
First it was icy and wet and then it was just cold and wet. I chose to work from home and was grateful for that aspect of my job.
Almond Fruitcake with Buttered Calvados Glaze, Culinary Bay (from my potted tree, currently inside), crimson crisp apple from Eastern Market
A friend, who is on the board of directors, invited me to help set up and serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Latin American Youth Center. I took this afternoon off instead of tomorrow afternoon and helped out. I met several inspiring people and many kids who like cookies.
There’s a lot of art on the walls and some poetry. This reminded me of how grateful I am for what I have and where I am in life.
With the invasion of arctic air, I needed to harvest most of the remaining beans, peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
Some beans were dry, most were still fresh shell beans, and a few handfuls were still tender as green beans.
I had intended merely to get some lemongrass for tea. Jai Lakshmi.
I welcomed myself back home with lentil wheat berry soup I made and froze before I left to go on vacation, including yoga retreat and study with Cyndi Lee, with just-picked from the still reasonably abundant garden, kale, garlic chives, and a mild jalapeño pepper added in.
In recognition of Durga Ashtami.