Cool refreshing Pellegrino in a big round wine glass.
THEN, on the BIG plate. This shell thing that she made out of parmesan cheese. Made extra open so all the salad could fit inside - knowing how I love a gargantuan salad. Feild greens, red onion, crisp corn cut from the milky cob, craisins, and her own luscious homemade garlicy balsalmic vinaigrette.
The tuna was bought fresh, that morning, all pink and thick and wonderful. Salted and peppered and coated wtih black and white sesame seeds, and seared on both sides for no more than two minutes, served rare, the way God intended it, sliced thin and served with a drizzle of aioli and horseradish sauce. Absolute heaven.
Well, if that's not enough. Dessert was another delectable delight. Not too sweet, but wonderfully chocolatey, these 70% pure cocoa muffins, made with real cream and my own backyard Shady B Ranch happy hen chicken eggs. She was whipping them up when I got there. When she took 'em out of the oven, timed perfectly for the end of our main meal, she poked a chunk of that immensely rich chocolate down inside the middle of the muffin, served it on top of some yummy homemade whipped cream with real vanilla bean flecks in it, and topped it all off with little rubies of strawberries, coated with more of that reduced balsalmic vinegar. Coffee with real half and half. More blissful heaven. Nobody puts chocolate and strawberries together like Kimy does. It is one of her specialties.
I wish I could recommend to you, a reservation at the restaraunt Kimy. The first time I had dinner there, I asked her husband, sort of jokingly, if he ate that way every night. And his answer to me was,
"Yea, actually we DO."
Good food is not fattening.
Eat real. Cook more. Find joy in the food you eat. Share it with others. Shop for it often. Eat at home. Buy fresh. Buy local. Eat organic. Eat slowly. Say "mmmmmm" throughout your meal. Rub your belly. Relax in the moment. Take photos of your plate. Eat more vegetables. Arrange your plate for color. Eat a salad every day. A good one. And always say thanks.
Eating good food and making good food choices is the best thing you can do for yourself.
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