Optimistically, I'm nearing the half-way mark in my 91 day, spring feel-good food project. Realistically, I'm over a third the way through. It all depends on how you look at things it. That said, I'm not counting down the days as though it's some horrendous chore. It isn't. I'm enjoying it - and making the time to ponder a good-food moment and share it is also a privilege. It all depends on....
Admittedly, sometimes I'm tempted to give it a miss, which I wouldn't, absolutely couldn't because the world would end. Didn't you know? If I set a goal and 'fail', yes, the world ends because we're tough stock us Italians and we have that stubborn obstinacy (like donkeys) that if we say we're going to do something, we do it. Or we give it our damnedest at least. (Tough word to spell, that one. In fact, I don't think I ever have. See what writing a daily blog can do for you? You get to learn words like damnedest. Say it a few times over. And a few more. Now, it makes no sense whatsoever and sounds really silly, right?)
I also get to stop and actually inspire myself daily with food in some way and then do what I love most: write about it. Most? I'm not sure. I love the lot: the food, the growing, cooking and sharing and the words that spill out afterwards.
Speaking of which, I'm yet to have my feel-good food moment today (although I did shovel sh..loads of cow and sheep sh.. around the garden today, but I'm not sure if that counts. It didn't feel that good. It didn't smell that good either. In fact, it didn't present that well either and the texture was all wrong. Too grainy. As for that element added on at the last minute, a round of Seasol, it should've been left off entirely. It would have meant a much more balanced dish, er, mound sorry. As for the taste, we didn't go there or we might've ended up in a world of pain.
I hate seeing hefty cravat-wearing judges feeding their faces.
As for my feel-good food moment of the day, unlike other blogs, it's not about what I made. It's about what I'm going to make later. Flourless Orange Cake sans fat and dairy! See, there is a God.
Please share any good dairy free cakes. My feel-good endorphins will be forever thankful.
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland