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Saturday, July 28, 2007 

pre-august(ine) update

in the midst of planning my next menu... thinking of something light that suits summer's final days. i think modest proportions of the following would be a satisfying supper with a nice dry pinot noir:

Stuffed Artichokes*
Sweet Basil and Tomato Angel-Hair Pasta
Black-eyed Pea Salad with Grilled Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette
Roasted Portobella and Carmelized Onion on Small Ciabatta Rolls

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this week has been much like a vacation. my delightful young cousin has been in town, and i've spent a great deal of time with young folk and one sweet soft-coated wheaton terrier.

i start classes in twenty-some days, i have a new abode (henceforth referred to as the villa) and i'm getting a jump on things by reading greek and some feminist theology. yes, i realize that i should be using my time reading for fun -- something tells me i might not have enough time for caputo, derrida, fiction (with the exception that i fully intend to reference the former two in papers), but i'm just too damn excited.

and am i crazy to be actually excited that i'll soon be writing papers?!?

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well, i've promised to surrender my computer over to a young one so that she may determine the fate of a few Sims (2, of course). i've got to finally unpack the mounds of clean clothes that deserve to go into a chest of drawers (or is it a dresser? is there a difference?)

things are good here.


*still looking for a satisfactory recipe. anyone??? everything i can find recommends some mix of bread crumbs, lemon juice, and fresh herbs.