Feeling a bit flat this arvo with the inevitable challenges of starting a new business and work direction, I was, if truth be told, tempted to fake it. You know, just grab some random image from the web, write some random blurbage and stay feeling flat and crappy.
I did promise myself from the outset that this 91 days of blogging was for me, a way of lifting spirits, enlivening me, keeping me truly awake to taste and smell (and maybe even to the satisfying sound of serving saucy tagliatelle into a bowl). When I stop in presence, I am in awe of all things beautiful and that includes the gift of vibrant food.
With that in mind and within 15 minutes of bunging open the freezer, the pantry, the fridge and the garden gate, this tagliatelle with tomato, basil and a hint of garlic sauce, finished with a touch of That's Amore's baby bocconcini, emerged.
She was steaming and sighing with flavour, the pasta heavy with sauce and grateful for the local tomatoes that made it - last summer's backyard crop sewn, nurtured and preserved with reverence.
Do I feel flat now? Hell, no! I feel as pumped as tagliatelle plumped with home grown, home made tomato sauce.
What's your favourite pick-me-up meal?
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland