it's been a cool few weeks, we've even turned off the AC, and tho it's mid June, temps are going as low as upper 60s at night. in other words, it's heaven. it's perfect. so, we've been taking advantage of this time to shift things around the abode, to combine our belongings, as well as letting things go. it's a freeing feeling, being able to part with the "mine" to make room for the "ours".
the thing about this whole moving process, what makes it so hard, is that while we try to make sense of the living space, we also have to continue with the actual living. grocery runs, putting out the trash & recycling, planning for mini-vacations, staying up to date with fruit picking schedules, as well as home diy projects. it's exhausting. stressful. and a learning experience.
what i am hoping to do every week for the foreseeable future is participate in the Food Matters Project. since being with dw my relationship with food has evolved. we just picked up our first CSA loot this weekend, went berry picking and this week's menu looks heavy with roasted beets, salads of parslane + arugula, and new to me: kohlrabi. with any luck, the recipes chosen every week will be adaptable enough to include CSA items.
this week's recipe was a difficult one for us, in the sense that i don't like cherries and dw doesn't like fruit + chocolate together. but while picking blueberries + beets, we saw the sour cherry patch was open so we made a detour. i won't lie, i'm still not a fan of cherries and dw... well, i don't think he'll ever outgrow his
unusual dislike for fruit + chocolate combo.
adapted from the food matters cookbook by Mark Bittman, pg. 555
makes 2 sandwiches
since i am dairy free, for my sandwich i used coconut oil.
2 TBL butter (or coconut oil)
1/2 cup halved pitted sour cherries
preheat oven to 400F.
butter (or coconut oil) slices bread. spread cherries evenly on top and then sprinkle with the chopped chocolate. top each sandwich with 2nd slice of bread, butter/coconut oil on top.
cover sandwiches with baking sheet & weigh down with something heavy, let sit for 5 minutes.
remove weight and baking sheet. bake the sandwiches until the bottom of bread is browned lightly, about 5 minutes. flip and bake for another 5 minutes.