Today was Saturday, and for the first time in .... six weeks? I did not go up to the Capitol. There are other protests brewing (perhaps Monday? definitely coming up) and although there were probably people walking around today, and I know there were bicyclists zooming around to protest the Governor's proposed cuts to bike and walking paths, it was freezing cold and I was tired and wimped out. The wind was cutting. Instead, I spent some time with Claudia. We ate lunch at the Somer House in Mt Horeb, where I had the Tofu-salad Sandwich (billed as "vegantastic!") It was pretty good! (Photo courtesy of Claudia.)
This is the best soup I've had in ages: "Rustic Farro Soup" from Andrea. I broke my no-buying streak to get some fresh kale (couldn't find escarole in Mt Horeb, but this was fine) and fresh thyme. First I had to get out the ancient diet scale I bought when I was first pregnant (because the doctor was suspicious of my diet, so I had to weigh and prove how much I was eating). That's because the recipe calls for "seven ounces of farro," which turns out to be about a cup."Red-wine marinated tofu" was new to us. Both this and the soup recipe called for wine, and I had some to use up. So I used Lambrusco. So sue me. This tofu was excellent. "outrageously easy big bread."