In two days the refrigerator went from no fresh produce to being packed with it. We picked up an Aldi order Tuesday and my monthly Misfits order came Wednesday. The bag on the second shelf is full of fennel fronds cut from the four bulbs I got from Misfits. I'll be making more fennel frond cubes while saving some fronds to use with steamed fish. Unlike basil, the fennel fronds can be frozen as they are, I just like the convenience of the cubes.
The bananas were already here, they did not come that ripe. I really like Cara Cara oranges and Aldi had them.
The potato and onion bins are now full. Aldi has sweet potatoes the size of, well I don't know. They are huge.
The itty-bitty tomatoes will be used with shrimp and pasta.
These are the fennel cubes I mentioned. I had some in an ice cube tray ready to transfer.
This was a quick tour of the kitchen, the things essential for life. The heart of my home. There is a pantry and sort of a butlers pantry as well. Yes, only two of us live here, do the cats count? I like frozen vegetables and if they are going to be steamed that is what I go to. But fresh produce, greens for salads, adding to sauces and soups. Roasting vegetables, asparagus on pizza, in eggs... I feel sort of lost when I have a bare refrigerator. I think that's a universal feeling. I got something I haven't seen before, Romanesco Cauliflower. It looks like a sea creature to me.
Everyday I have been putting some things away which I have left around, never quite got to where they belong, for too long. Some of the neglect has been ennui, some because of pain and fatigue. I've been overcoming the first and working around, as best I can, the latter. As we all know, something done is better than nothing done. My new approach to life. Full speed ahead, damn the torpedos, left this life-form quite awhile ago. And that's okay.