Thursday, May 04, 2006

Eat Locally, Day 4

Rahul got us some free tickets to see The Silent Holy Stones tonight at the Kabuki--part of the SF International Film Festival, it's a movie about a young Tibetan lama who becomes obsessed with watching TV.

Unfortunately, we didn't feel like planning what to do about dinner tonight, so this morning we woke up and couldn't think of what we should do about dinner. Should we break the diet and eat at a restaurant near the Kabuki? Should we trek across town and try to eat at a pricey restaurant like Greens that uses mostly local foods? Should we bring something with us for dinner? Or just skip it altogether?

I brought a lot of food to work, so I guess I'll probably eat leftovers, but we'll see--maybe we'll need to eat out tonight.

Dinner, May 3:
Scrambled eggs with onions and soy sauce
Sauteed asparagus
Oven fries with ketchup
A little bit of Lundberg Farms risotto with carrots, salt and pepper
Salad of romaine lettuce and apples with the usual oregano-lemon-olive oil dressing
Honey-lavender ice cream--this came out way too strong. I steeped 2 Tbsp fresh lavender leaves in 2 cups of 1% milk, strained it, then made a custard with 3 egg yolks and 5 Tbsp honey, adding a teaspoonful or so of vanilla extract, and froze it in the ice cream maker. Whether it was the honey or the lavender doing it, something about that ice cream made our throats burn and it really wasn't the mild, delectable treat I was looking forward to.

Breakfast, May 4:
Two slices of leftover banana bread. At least it was home-made, not store-bought.
Coffee with soy milk.

Lunch, May 4:
Fresh, crunchy leaves of romaine lettuce topped with egg salad: one hard-boiled egg chopped and mixed with plain nonfat yogurt, salt, pepper, and chopped nasturtium leaves for a spicy vegetable bite. I wish I had celery, or some pickled nasturtium buds to use in place of capers.

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