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.