For dinner tonight, Tank made pesto and served it with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes on a gluten free baguette. While it was incredibly delicious, can these tomatoes really compete with those beauties?
So here I sit. Pining for (a) tomato season and (b) Palestinian tomatoes, which seemed to be perpetually in season and flavorful.
In which the Mirror of Erised is correct and I celebrate my birthday by going on The Making of Harry Potter tour at Warner Brothers in Leavesdon.
According to Dumbledore, the Mirror of Erised shows you your heart’s deepest and most desperate desire; while I was hugely excited to go on this tour with Jon for my birthday, I’m not sure it qualified as the deepest, most desperate desire of my heart.
After work last night I went to yoga. Yoga has kicked my butt this week. (I am proud to report, however, that I attempted Bird of Paradise pose and did not fall over! I didn’t get my top leg straight either, but you can’t win them all.)
Afterward, Jon and I tried a new thing for dinner: Gazpacho. My favorite Kiwi sent me her recipe to try — I couldn’t find all the ingredients, but I tried.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a Culinary Adventure, so I searched around for new quinoa recipes to try this week and found one for a Santa Fe-style Quinoa Salad* (in my Gluten Free Vegetarian Kitchen cookbook). Even though it called for picante sauce, which is not something that’s usually found around here, I wanted to try it — I figured we could work something out…
THEN: I found a bottle of Kroger Medium Picante Sauce at the local grocery store. This was a shocker as (1) there are no Hispanic Foods sections of the markets here, and (2) when such items are found, they are rarely gluten free. I decided to buy the sauce, even though I couldn’t confirm in-store that the item was gluten free. After a call to Kroger Customer Service this evening, I got a green light. Gluten free!! Huzzah!!