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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Kitchen blogging

The latest benefit of wireless — kitchen blogging! Oh baby!

I'm corresponding with some West Coast folks so rather than lose a day or two in the response time, I just plunked the laptop down on my kitchen counter. So while I'm preparing my family's Thursday night feast and catching up with the folks in Oregon and Arizona, I'm also blogging. Gotta keep the paper towels handy, however, to keep from messing up the nice white keys of my MacBook.

Fall is all about nature's bounty. So while that strong cool breeze blows in my western kitchen window (sadly, I'm in a fleece sweatshirt because I'm chilly), my kitchen is filled with the intoxicating aroma of jambalya and sausage. As I pour myself a glass of pinot grigio, I reach into my bowl of homegrown tomatoes. Mmm, so fleshy and aromatic. I could live on tomatoes and mozzarella and cabernet sauvignon. Since I have no mozzarella (or cabernet), tonight's tomato concoction is a simple mixture of cubed tomatoes, cucumber, onion and celery tossed with a red wine vinaigrette.

All my culinary efforts, however, will quickly dissipate as my boys arrive home from football practice. They'll suck up the food faster than the steam-cleaner sucked up the dirt in my carpets.


Jill said...

Italy - we need a writer's something or other in Italy, Wendy. I even know someone who can loan us his Tuscany abode. Yup, that's the ticket.

Wendy Hoke said...

How right you are! A home in Tuscany. I'm going on to Shaw Guides to see what's in Tuscany. Septembers is good, no? Ciao, bella!

K-Oh said...

I'm sure there are many writers' retreats and workshops in Italy! In fact, I read of one in Assisi (is that spelled right?) that appealed to me so much-- high on one of those numinous hills, within earshot of the nuns singing below.

Ah Italy-- where every tomato is perfection.

Jill said...

Well - there's the three of us. If no one else has one scheduled, let's plan our own! :)

Wendy Hoke said...

Count me in. Kristin?