Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Day Off

I spent the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah, which celebrates the creation of the world), harvesting the last fruits of our garden. I combined the basil that I had prepared earlier in the season with a tomato sauce that I made today.

We still have peppers, carrots and a small harvest of edible-pod peas in the garden, waiting for maturation. I picked the last of the lettuce and tomatoes today.

Oh, and today, I also took Dad to the Culinary Institute of America for his birthday lunch, I completed a lot of grading, I almost finished reading Orwell's 1984 and I made my own mayonnaise from an egg yolk, olive oil and dijon mustard!