After another senseless tragedy in Boston I again turned to comfort via food. After 911 I made soup…a lot. Just ask my kids, who seemed to wonder about my constant chopping, sautéing, and simmering. That’s also when I pulled out my old knitting needles and re-learned to knit. I think in these times when we’re unable to control our world it’s nice to bring some comfort into our lives and cooking is pretty obvious. I’ve heard this is quite a common reaction so I just go with it.
Upon hearing reports, then checking to make sure family in the area were safe, I automatically turned my attention to cooking up something delicious. It’s not baked goods or sweets I crave at these times, but healthy, honest well cooked meals. I want us to take the time to sit down, open a good bottle of wine, and enjoy conversation with one another.
I decided on Steelhead, asparagus and salad. All favorites; healthy, nutritious food to make us take our time and appreciate life. I added roasted garlic and onions to the asparagus and cut a Meyer Lemon from my little tree, along with fresh basil from my window. Strawberries in the arugula salad added a touch of spring.
I’m old enough to remember when we never gave a thought to school shootings, bombings at sporting events or mass murders in shopping malls. Unfortunately the generation that my children were born into never will enjoy that innocence. How very sad that it has become a way of life for them. Peace to everyone.