days of thunder.

Thursday: a perfect dinner at home. Gratuitously-peppered steaks (organic, but still, yes, sorry), oven-roasted rosemary potatoes, a flawless caesar salad, and a very nice bottle of Spanish red wine. Why is this so got-damt satisfying? It felt like absolutely nothing else needed to happen that evening in order to go to bed happy. And yet we still watched Sideways (still funny) and had an improdessert of Scottish shortbread, lemon curd, vanilla ice cream, fresh raspberries, and a drizzle of date syrup. Really good.

Friday: I saw two of my favorite bitches (three if you include the moop) and ate at La Perla twice. The first time at 3:30pm for a lovely plate of ravioli (aubergine-filled with a bolognese ragu) which was a tiny bit expensive but I'd order it again. And then again at 9pm, splitting a pizza. It was a good and recommendable idea, especially the afternoon ravioli.

Today: two vegetarian things that really successfully satisfy non-vegetarian AMERICAN FOOD cravings: a tempeh burger and a buffalo chicken + blue cheese salad minus the chicken (Valess schniztel instead).


tempeh burger.

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp dried thyme
400gr tempeh, cut into 6 equal squares
6 slices cheddar cheese
6 hamburger buns, toasted
Lettuce leaves, tomato slices, pickle slices, mayonnaise, mustard, and/or ketchup as desired

Make marinade, marinate, cook covered in a single layer at 185C for 30 minutes or until all marinade has been absorbed.


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