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.
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.
A few days after our Roseburg interlude, we drove south, loaded up on groceries at the nearest Trader Joe’s which was about a 45 minute drive from the cabin, and settled into our rental, near Lake of the Woods.
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.