Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Where did all these friends come from?

I didn't realize that I'd built up such strong ties to Seattle until I got ready to break them. I leave for Asheville in less than two weeks. Suddenly everyone under the sun wants to see me before I go. Not that I'm complaining. I'm quite touched, actually. My social calendar has never been this full. Where have all of you been for the last four years??? I'm just kidding, of course. I'm a bit of a recluse and I think I've turned down a lot of social plans. Once again, my problems are of my own making.

I am realizing this week, that I love my friends. Even though I don't see them often enough. Even though I would rather sit at home by myself most of the time rather than go out and do something. I really love them and it's going to be hard to leave.

In related news, my brother just moved to Portland from the east coast. I mean he just moved to Portland. He was kind enough to come up here and visit me before I go and make me a phenomenal gourmet meal. The picture above is of his delicious chocolate cake with endive sauce. My brother is a brilliant vegan chef who wastes his talents cooking meat dishes.

Raw dish of the week - Arame Cucumber Salad

My lemon was so crappy that I only got a tablespoon out of it, but the recipe called for 2 tablespoons. Even so, this was very good and took very little time to make.

Ingredients: Arame, cucumber, red onion, Braggs Liquid Aminos, lemon juice, sesame seeds.


Matt said...

I have to really start doing better presentations for the food...I think next time something more linear might be better. If anyone wants the belgian endive sauce, I can provide that.

hightechsurvivor said...

I thought it was all BEAUTIFUL!!! I just can't believe I forgot to take pictures of the other 3 courses. I got distracted by all the deliciousness.

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Raj said...

Well, I'm looking forward to you moving to Asheville because then I'll get a chance to visit with you. So hurry up!