Friday, September 5, 2008

Something beautiful

So I thought I'd take a break from things unpleasant and horrible to show you what Sophie and I found at our produce market the other day.


It's a bright saffron-colored cauliflower. Sometimes, I explained to Sophie, you buy something just because it's pretty.

She agreed, and we added it to our hoard of tomatoes, figs, nectarines, and other goodies that will soon be gone.

Sophie allowed me to steam half of it (it was sort of her cauliflower), but the other half she kept for making an appetizer for us.

She drizzled raw florets with a little olive oil and lemon juice, topping it off with a sprinkling of black flaked salt.

She then paired it with a mixture of the most delicious little golden organic Thompson grapes and almonds (don't ask me where she came up with that combination).

Ok, that's very lovely and all, but don't get the idea I'm still not seething with rage over campaign goings-on. Do you think for just a minute people could stop discussing Sarah Palin's lifestyle choices and focus instead on where she stands on the ISSUES? Because then it would become alarmingly obvious that her views are very extreme and not in line with those belonging to many even within the Republican party. Right? Right????? Please tell me yes. Because I think there is something really wrong with a person who believes that a war is necessary because it is "God's plan."

Ok, ok. I'm back to meditating on the beauty of a cauliflower. These are tough times, you know. 

14 comments:

purpleflowers said...

Yes, you are right. She is a wolf in sheep's clothing. I dread seeing/hearing her in the news media for the next two months. Hopefully, after Nov. 4th, she'll return to where she came from.

lisagh said...

I agree with you completely.

That cauliflower is lovely.
(wink)

preppy little dress said...

yummy, i love your recipes! the photos are a bonus!

KSK said...

Yes, scary. How did Gloria S. put it? One 72 yr old's breath away from the presidency? Scary. I can totally understand why you are turning to cauliflower for a focal point. Breath through it baby!

A. said...

Have you heard the latest? Apparently her church sponsors a program that tries to "convert" gays.

Utterly frightening.

NJDecorator said...

and the idea that they think adding her to the ticket would "turn" Clinton supporters to vote for them is even scarier.

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Angelina said...

Does McCain's camp think the rest of us are blind idiots?

The cauliflower is gorgeous!

Leslie Ann said...

As a registered, moderate Republican, I am COMPLETELY offended by the choice of Palin. And McCain has sold his soul and is nothing like the candidate I supported in 2000.

My candidate did not get the nom. so not sure what to do. No one represents me or my kind/ :(

Trish said...

But was the appetizer good? My six year old is starting to get interested in helping me "cook" and while I try not to discourage her, sometimes her combinations are a bit over the top!

Traci Anne said...

Completely agree. It's insulting that just because she's a woman, apparently American women are supposed to flock to her. No dice.

More, More, More said...

love cauliflower (her not so much) - I actually have a good cauliflower recipe - you cut it in thin slices and in a pan you cook up some bacon (cut pieces so you don't have to crumble it) and then use about 2 TBS of the bacon drips (yeah bad I know) add paprika, sugar and red wine vinegar, salt and peper bring to a boil and pour over the cauliflower pieces to wilt it a bit and it's lovely very delicious salad for all seasons!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I agree that both the cauliflower is beautiful and Palin is the most extreme candidate possible. No sex ed AND no legal birth control. Hello...this is all kinds bad! And what the heck happened to religious freedom? Oh geeze....don't get me started....

J said...

What really gets me is that if she was a man, there is no way she would have been chosen.

The cauliflower is gorgeous! I love how creative Sophie is in the kitchen.