Portland people say, "Oh, this cold weather must seem mild compared to New York." Wrong. Spoiled by months of easy weather, all we want to do is stay inside. Ron works on his tapestries; I try to catch up on writing here.
a little red hen supposed to be about "bread, politics, feminism." Been falling short on the first. Have not been baking often. A sign of aging...do "they" list this as one of "early indicators" of oncoming _________ (fill in blanks). Other old people must also be weary of endless newspaper, magazine articles on the "A" topic. Enough! It's those midlife folks who angst about what they might get--how not recalling yesterday's grocery list alerts them to getting old. When one is already there, no need for concern about "indicators."
Back to bread. Sourdough starter continues to measure up reliably in ways neither politics nor feminism ever will. Made two long loaves (french bread pans from earlier life) of wholewheat sourdough earlier this week. Delicious, small slices--or can be cut otherwise for sandwiches. Even small toasted with Muenster, very good. Why do I not do this more often?
Two reasons--only me and him to eat it and there is so much excellent artisan bread in town like Fressen. Missing from our weekly lunches for a month or so, we stopped by yesterday to hear David's latest story and buy a take-home pastry.
He reported that it was too cold to ride his bike and how glad he was to be wearing Ron's knit hat. We asked about Tessa who worked there and is now at NYU. No word yet; we figured her hat must be a plus there too.
Sad event is that Ron is no longer making hats. He knit 170, for heaven's sake! Then bad pain in wrist. Not going away--even with steroid, PT weekly. Tried to warn him of problems resulting from "production mode" like I did in turning out 150 red wiggler worms at the turn of the century.
His tapestry weaving is beautiful. Others beside me remark on the inventiveness of his imagery. One of my favorites now as cover for my Facebook page. I do envy his latelife creativity--at least take a bit of credit for influencing his dive into yarn via knitting.
** UPDATE: Edgar, creator of his artisan bakery Fressen, and Delilah, his delightful supporter, just married at Fressen. See Facebook for details.