Abrupt Shift In Conversation

September 24, 2009


Do you want to talk about something else?

Because I do.

Preferably something that does not involve people dropping dead or dying or being sick or hospitals or funerals or, you know, stuff like that? I had the worst nightmare in the history of nightmares last night, something about being SKINNED ALIVE? I do not know. I think it’s better I forget. My mind is in a weary place.


MY CSA HAS BEEN GOING GREAT! Surprise, surprise, I never kept up with the CSA posts. Part of it is me being lazy but the bigger part is that I’m a boring eater so I usually take every single vegetable I receive and toss it with pasta and call it a meal. Um. Sorry? I thought I might have some crazy recipes to share, some AWESOME DISCOVERIES but really my summer has been veggies veggies pasta with the veggies veggies pasta with the veggies – WHAT THE HELL IS TATSOI? – pasta veggies pasta…

Last night, I made Vegan Yum Yum’s roasted pine nut and eggplant lasagna. I used homemade tomato sauce, whole wheat lasagna noodles, CSA eggplant, added some CSA basil and skipped the breadcrumbs.

I haven’t eaten it yet because the process took me super long and my roommate and I kept getting distracted by watching YouTube videos and dancing around the kitchen so. Um. I haven’t actually TRIED the lasagna, okay? But I packed it for lunch and in a little while, I will heat it up and see how it came out.


What else.


So, I received an e-mail in the middle of summer that essentially said PANIC PANIC PANIC TOMATO BLIGHT! No tomato shares! And I was all bummed because it was like, I FINALLY SIGN UP FOR 20 POUNDS OF TOMATOES and then they all get fungus and die cannot be eaten. That sucks.

HOWEVER! Then! Oh king of kings, glory be! I received an e-mail a few weeks ago that said even though the vegetable farmer’s tomatoes died went bad, the FRUIT farmer had some tomatoes! And you could have a 20 lb. box! For $15! And I was all SIGN THIS PLAYA UP NOW!

They were yellow heirloom tomatoes and they were divine. I made two huge batches of tomato sauce which are hanging out in my freezer, I put a bunch of them on a pizza, I made a huge caprese salad and then The Roommate and I took to eating about three a day, on a salad or on a sandwich or on its own like an apple. I don’t think I ingested anything for about two weeks except tomatoes. I don’t regret it. My digestive tract probably does. But I don’t.

Speaking of digestive tract, I am once again giving up dairy after a fleeting love affair with cheese. My skin has been completely awful this summer and I was all, “Hmmm…what the 15 year old is going on here?!” It might be the cheese. It might be the sugar. It might be the wine. So, in essence, it is my boyfriend, PCG who is the reason I am ingesting all this crap. (KISSES SCHNOOKUMS!)

And hey! That’s about all that’s new with me! What’s new with you guys!? I’m completely enamored with the recent fall weather and very much look forward to upcoming autumn-esque CSA deliveries of sweet potatoes and butternut squash. I have big plans tonight to veganize this very Octobery Martha Stewart recipe for TV night.

Speaking of which, are we all watching Glee? If not, you should be. You can catch all the episodes on Hulu so I don’t really see any reason NOT to watch other than maybe you’re a big fat jerk who doesn’t know what the best show on television is.

There are some exciting new developments happening career-wise for me but nothing has actually solidified yet so I don’t want to jump the gun and be all HOORAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY if it’s just a “Eh. Whatever.”


Here’s to life, to life, l’chaim. To no more dying. To the autumn leaves which will soon be blazing orange. To the frozen tomato sauce in my fridge. To the switching out of summer dresses for winter sweaters. TO VEGAN PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES, CAN I GET AN AMEN!?


  • Tim Eimiller

    This post has made me SO hungry. I’m going to go make some pasta right now. But I’ll have to settle for Ragu. Haven’t seen Glee. I tend to prefer shows where people get shot.

  • abbie

    Yay! That’s so awesome that you made sauce. Is it yellow sauce? I tried to grow some green, yellow and orange tomatoes but only my red ones survived, but maybe next year.

  • TheSpectrum

    It IS a yellow sauce! Sort of yellowy-orange which is a little off-putting to look at but tastes SO GOOD.

  • Mom

    Hey, hate to bring the subject up with all those great food promptings, but the funeral is tomorrow. So, we’ll discuss ‘rising’, as in yeast? Or everlasting life.

  • Jo, from way down south

    my FAVORITE season is autumn, we just went on a long weekend trip to the Alabama gulf coast, it was still summer there and had a most wonderful time, when we arrived home the wind was blowing and there was a crispness in the air, hello fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    : )

  • Jo, from way down south

    pumpkin burritos and pumpkin waffles!!!!!!

  • Tim Eimiller

    Autumn is my favorite season as well. I think late Spring and early Autumn are the best times of the year, weather-wise.

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