While Diana Nyad Was Swimming…


Diana Nyad’s weekend

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, 8:59:02 A.M.
Sixty-four year old Diana Nyad begins her fifth and — she insists — final attempt to swim the 103 miles from Cuba to Florida. For the next 50+ hours, she will not sleep, and she will pause — treading water — only to eat, change in and out of her jellyfish protective gear, and receive brief medical checks.

Saturday, 9ish
Up before the boys and out for a run, after which I have tea and muesli and put two loaves of bread in the oven. I didn’t sleep well so I’m tired and a little cranky.


Welcome Home Carrot Salad

A week of cocktails with this view:


And meals with this view:


Meant we really didn’t care that all our food came off this truck:


But when we came home, we were certainly craving something simple and fresh like this:


Welcome Home Carrot Salad

This is less a recipe than a reminder: sometimes giving an old familiar ingredient a different treatment makes it fresh. And if you’re feeling veg-deprived, this is an easy way to eat a lot of carrots.

One pound of carrots
1/4 – 1/3 cup (to taste) of your favorite vinaigrette (we like this with a particularly lemony dressing)
fresh parsley, to taste

Shred the carrots with a box grater or in a food processor. Toss with the dressing and parsley and serve.