Tuesday, May 15, 2007

In praise of excess

Hot diggity! Cherry season has begun. This past weekend, I bought 2 pounds of Brooks from Frog Hollow Farm* and another pound of Tulare. Scott thought this was excessive, but did the cherries last until Monday? No. I have eaten cherries to the point of self-injury. No other food has this effect. To put it in analogy form:

"Amy is to cherries" as...

a) Bush is to privacy
b) "Lost" is to narrative
c) Cats are to catnip

Answer in my next post. Meanwhile, I'm sure cherries are chock full of antioxidants or somesuch. It's not like I'm eating Pringles, right?

There's plenty of other good produce in the market, too. Last night, I steamed some asparagus, fava beans, and baby artichokes and made a lazy aioli with store-bought mayonnaise and leftover basil vinaigrette. All green! So simple and delicious.

*Scott, my birthday and Valentine's day are very close together.

1 comment:

Liza said...

I have just recently realized how simplicity is beauty, even with food. I love snacking on natural food that does not need any type of cooking - the other morning I had one hard boiled egg, that's about it. I felt like a health freak, but it also felt good. If you can eat food all day and not be weary, I recommend joining this sweepstakes with Gourmet where you can instantly win a trip for 2 to a top resort. Sign up here http://condenast.eprize.net/gourmet/index.tbapp?affiliate_id=1v
I know this because I work with gourmet. Good luck with a cherry on top! :)