Monday, September 17, 2007


All this talk about food has got me thinking about how to sum up my feelings and practices regarding eating.

I love to eat good food.

Sometimes I love to eat bad food too.

I love food for how it looks, tastes, comes together, where it came from, where it didn't come from, who I am enjoying it with, and the reasons people gather to eat it together. For me, food is positively correlated to joy. When I am depressed and lonely I don't eat...when I am happy and joyful, I put on weight.

I am no supermodel, nor do I want to be. I am outside the social norm for height (short) and weight (portly). But, I can jog a few miles. I can hike into the mountains with my knapsack on my back. I can walk, swing a bat, kick a ball, ride a horse and sail a boat...without wheezing (or losing...beside the point, I know...but I couldn't help it).

And if joy correlates to food, and food can correlate to some joy-induced weight gain...well, as it turns out my special friend likes curves...I think if she could put a "weight loss clause" into our partnership agreement, she would. Bonus for me.

Hm...I guess it continues to be a work in progress, with attitude adjustments made as my physiology changes (and falls apart...maybe I will post the laundry list of injuries I have had to accommodate)

After that rambling, I leave you with the fabulous food I made last night...I should have taken a picture:

- 1 cup of homemade cashew/walnut pesto (made CSA box basil). Cut with about 0.25 c of half and half, pour over 1.5 lbs penne rigate. I topped the pasta with 1 lb peeled and deveined tiger shrimp that had been sauteed in butter with leeks and garlic.

- Romano green beans (from our CSA box), steamed, with a touch of butter, salt and pepper.

- Green salad with butter lettuce, arugula, spinach, a smattering of fennel tips, tomato, and cucumber (all from our CSA box)

- Homemade Green Goddess Dressing (delicious spin off of the Annie's Goddess dressing)

- Pinot Grigio (Pepperwood) and an anonymous Riesling.

We added in some new friends and a documentary night viewing of Word Play....

Talk about joy....


cindy lund said...

i thought you might enjoy this food porn based around the mr bento lunch box- the round dishes remind me of yours...

i also noticed a link to flexcar on your sidebar there. you guys using it? are you carless?

Fun Girls said...

Not carless yet...but once the little red wagon kicks the bucket for good, we will be entirely flex, flexcar that is!

Thanks for the Food Porn link, its right up my alley!