Thursday, May 7, 2009

Runaway Day...

Do you ever have a day that just sort of takes off in its own direction no matter how well you had everything planned? That's what happened to me today. It's not that it was a bad day or that I didn't get anything done. Actually, it was a great day - I connected with friends, ran some errands, and even organized my desk (long overdue). But what I hadn't done was paint! So, at six this evening I decided to go to my studio for an hour before making dinner. I actually finished the little present I am working on (will show you soon) and started on a new piece, which I should be able to post by Saturday the latest.

For dinner, I made our delicious "standard" salad, which always changes a little bit depending on what we have in the fridge and pantry. Tonight I made it with organic romaine lettuce and some leftover lettuce from the garden (I think this was the last of it as the weather is getting really hot), and added an apple, green onion, cilantro, blue cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries and our wonderful homemade salad dressing. I brushed some whole wheat pita bread with olive oil, sprinkled it with sea salt and broiled it until it was crispy. And, voila! The perfect dinner at the end of a runaway day!


  1. What a wonderful day, and you even painted to boot!!!

  2. Oh my, that looks delicious! Can I come over for dinner? ;) Your knitting is wonderful. When I knit (not often), it looks like I'm creating a fisher's net, my loops are always too big.

  3. Raina said...
    This takes me back to our Palo Alto days with the wonderful dinners you and Dan made.
    The salad looks wholesome.

  4. Silke that looks divine! We sometimes put pear, gorgonzola, pecans, and this looks better! Blessings from Amy.

  5. Thanks all for your sweet remarks! Renate, the scarves I knit are made with large needles and big loops - they could be pretty fishing nets! :)

    Raina, yes, that brings back memories of shared meals when we all lived in California. What a great time that was...

    And Amy, that's how our salad got started 15 years ago - a winter salad with bitter greens, pears, gorgonzola and walnuts or pecans and our balsamic vinegraitte. It seems to morph with the years and the seasons.:)

  6. Mmm it's teatime in the UK right now & your beautiful salad is making me so hungry! Your scarves are gorgeous, but I really love the socks xxx

  7. Oh my, keep sharing your yummy dishes! I will have to try this!

    I want to learn how to knit! Your things are lovely!