Mitch and I ate at Sublime last night. We repeated the cauliflower appetizer because in your life you could NEVER imagine that cauliflower could ever taste THAT good. We shared a chopped salad and I ordered the steak sandwich, while Mitch ordered the pasta with kalamata olives and capers. Everything was delicious but I did prefer the raviolis I ordered the last time we went more than the steak sandwich (just as an FYI). It was much more like a burger, but that said, it was the closest thing to a real burger that I have had since becoming so very veganish. It also came with THE best sweet potato fries I have ever tasted, and I have tasted way too many. Trust me. The owner stopped at every table, which was a nice touch. The waitress let us know they were running out of a lot of food early. So for the locals that might be going in the future, get there on the earlier side. We had 6:30 reservations which were PERFECT. Request the waterfall room. It’s a nice environment and you can really see what’s going on in the restaurant. They also make a great martini!
It’s off to the Farmer’s Market. We don’t need tomatoes because we are getting enough of them from our own garden!!! This is a very big deal. We started a second garden with more tomatoes, lettuce and red cabbage. I am incredibly grateful for the inspiration from friends up north and the cooperation from Mother Nature. We have a bounty of herbs, and it looks like we will have some peppers, kohlrabi and carrots shortly. This project was and is MUCH easier than I ever imagined. Honestly! With lemons on the tree and pineapple plants that look ready to carry babies soon, I hold fast to the dream of someday eating a meal that is all very, very locally grown! In the meantime, the Market is a great place to get our produce and it’s one of my favorite things about winter.
With so many simple pleasures to be thankful for, I am drawn to this quote from a fantastic little book about gratitude (thanks, Rita).
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
Wishing you a day of rejoicing…and may the best team win. Congrats to Mitch who celebrates 13 years of kicking his cigarette habit. We will always celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, regardless of who plays, for this was a day he took back years of his health and life. You will always be my MVP.