A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Monday, October 27, 2008

What I Had for Lunch Today: Chili Noodles with Odd Stir-fry

In the interest of using up the oddest odds and ends, I made this stir-fry for lunch. It's Thai chili noodles topped with the first few ingredients I pulled out of the refrigerator and pantry. It's a red onion, sliced, a clove of garlic, chopped, four Brussels sprouts, shredded, three or four mushrooms, sliced, a bit of broccoli, and a few chunks of Halloween pumpkin-carving leftovers, diced and nuked. I tossed all this in hot oil, then added a drizzle of ginger syrup and a handful of diced tofu bits I had deep-fried. Finally, I splashed in a bit of tamari and some toasted sesame oil. My son, wandering through the kitchen and smelling it, sat down and shared it with me. He pronounced it "wicked awesome."