Food on the Brain

This morning I rolled over in bed and the sun was shining through the blinds straight into my eye. Tonight, I’m sleeping with sunglasses on.

Jamie Oliver is coming out with a new Italian cookbook!!!!!!! I’m very psyched. It’s coming out in the UK Oct 2, so it should be here around the holidays. I’ve barely cracked his last one, so I’ve got a lot of recipes to try. Hopefully after we get back from South Africa I can take a week off and just hang out at home and cook.

Had a moment of kitchen-design inspiration yesterday. I think I’m going to decorate the walls with chef-autographed oven mitts. (I’m not completely sold on the oven mitts, but I’m not sure what else I could send through the mail easily without breaking. I want it to be an actual thing, not just a recipe card or piece of paper. Whatever it is, it has to be cheap. A plain white bread plate would probably be ideal, but it’ll probably break. Might have to take a trip through Ikea or Target to see if anything else will work before I start sending out for signatures.)

The weather is amazing this week, so I’m hoping to get some kayaking in after work. Haven’t been able to go for a couple weeks.

Okay, this entry is decidedly not funny, so I’m gonna wrap it up.

FOOD UPDATE: Yesterday was a crazy food day. Lunch at Quick Pita in Georgetown (had a mispronounced chicken gyro). Dinner at Jaleo . Split 6 small plates: Garlic rubbed Bruschetta with really thin sliced prosciutto (or something really similar to prosciutto), Beet salad with greens, blue cheese, pecans and tangerine (I think) slices, Salmon on roasted tomato confit, sauteed scallops on yellow heirloom tomatoes with onion, Cod fritters with this sweetish dipping sauce, and a cheese sampler. Dessert was Espresso ice cream for dessert somewhere in DuPont Circle. Made up for it at the Gym today. Will be hurting BIG TIME tomorrow.

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