it all started with a cup of home-made chai tea.
then to the farmers’ market. with spring springing, the market is really picking up. our bounty ended up being 90% protein. the seafood stand at our market is amazing, and the key is an early arrival to secure the most delicious bits. today our haul included calamari, scallops, ahi, pork shoulder, tulips, habanero plants, duck eggs, and hog ears for the dogs.
next, we made a stop at Temple Cafe for a cup of coffee, makes me cry thinking of the stuff i drink every morning at the hospital cafeteria.
at home, we made quick work on the garden. finishing our planting for the season. we put in our tomatillos, heirloom tomatoes, amaranth, flowers, leeks, eggplants, brussel sprouts, sesame leaves, habaneros, bolivian rainbow peppers, and edemame. looking forward to see how this years’ crop turns out.
then i took advantage of the nice but relatively mild weather and went for a 5.5 mile run. a lunch of frito misto was next, composed of some of the calamari and scallops from earlier. this was followed by a visit to the local dog park (dwight only snapped at a few dogs). and then to a local bonsai show where i came home with a new pot and lilac bonsai i most definitely did not need.
finally, after a quick workout number 2 for the day. we cooked up an amazing dinner out of our tartine bread cookbook. we used left-over sourdough bread we had baked to make croutons, made tuna confit with the ahi from the market, and prepared our own harissa and chermoula. then we assembled a soup with veggie broth over croutons and tuna confit, topped with the harissa and chermoula, with a fried duck egg on top. soooooo delicious. had some kirin and IPA in there as well. needless to say, i am exhausted now, and full. with two tired dogs as well. wish i could replicate this day, but i doubt i ever will.