Well, I have never done this before and it feels weird to me in the way that writing in a diary does. But, here goes…
This blog is to be about food. Loving food, growing food, eating food, teaching food and feeding people. I love the stuff. I need the stuff. And I embrace that which is grown responsibly and prepared as close to the source as possible.
My journey with food started approximately 33 years ago, when I was born. At one year old I would raise unholy hell until my morning toast (OT, as I called it then) arrived. I wake up with the same sense of panic for my first meal. I hardly count as a functional adult until that morning hunger has been addressed.
This morning I managed to take myself to the lovely Boggy Creek Farm and do my shopping before satisfying that need, but it was worth the wait. At long last the tomatoes are here and they are glorious. Barrie of barriebakes.com (the most talented bread person in this fine town, if you ask me), was there and I was able to secure her second to last loaf of ciabatta. All of the Pure Luck cheeses were in stock and I chose the old reliably delicious cheve and last but certainly not least, the eggs. Farm fresh eggs are like gold to me. The basket was overflowing and I had to talk myself down from holding them up to break the 6 egg per person limit.
We were out of coffee, so I hit Progress Coffee on my way home for a pound of Owl Tree Roasted Sumatra blend, then home to make everything right with the world.
The perfect ciabatta required nothing more than slicing, the same was true for the cherokee purple heirloom tomato, I spread a coat of cheve on the bread, stacked with two fine slices of the tomato perfection topped with an over easy farm egg and breakfast was served.
The coffee proved to be more challenging, due to an eff up the City of Austin, our water was shut off this morning. Thanks city! But fear not, I had two barely sipped Nalgene bottles that gave us just enough water to brew the coffee.
Since then, the day has been lovely and I am quite enjoying this rain.