After my shopping spree Monday afternoon w/my Arkansas transplant neighbor Kimberly who’s gone through a tornado or two yet was scared shitless about the impending hurricane, I like an idiot ate most of the food that could be eaten in case of a black out that afternoon: crackers, sardines & an apple & peanut butter. The lights went out Monday at 8:50PM. Tuesday morning I made a pot of tea and had some granola and the end of a quart of plain yogurt & blueberry syrup.
Fortunately our water was running tho it was not getting hot and we still had gas in the lines so the stove was working. After a walk around our neighborhood Tuesday morning to survey the aftermath of SanDy I steamed off the two ears of corn I bought from a farmer in Bristol RI that explained it would be the the most Dlicious corn I’d have all year because it had gone through the first early season frost. I served this with tarragon & garlic butter I had in the freezer, another tin of Brisling sardines in olive oil topped with my Salt of D Earth which Kimberly thinks is just THE BEST, those killer 34 Degrees Rosemary Crisps and Kimberly brought up a hard boiled egg which I whipped into egg salad. We finished off a good Cabernet barely said good bye to each other as she went off down stairs. We both retreated to our warm comfy beds and nice music. Because we ate this meal so fast I appropriated these visuals but I hope to draw & watercolor these items for this post in the near future.
PS: I slept soundly after this meal, lulled to sleep by the wind & wine until we ventured out again into the pitch blackness around 9P. I finally caught a signal on my cell and learned that life was as usual above 36th Street and I’d be needed at work the next day. We went and drank whiskey at 2A.