August was crazy and I hope that things get back to normal a little bit for me.
I went shopping today and here's what I got:
a bag of carrots
1 head of lettuce
1lb of Italian Roast Coffee, ground
1 lb of brown rice
1 pkg of 6 sesame pita loaves
16 oz container of Greek style yogurt
2 1lb packages of Trader Joes penne rigate
The craziness of August produced a lot of waste. It might take the month of September to get back to normal!
My favorite discovery in August had to do, perhaps not surprisingly, with cucumbers and mint. At an afternoon tea for my mother's 75th birthday in Tucson, Arizona, there were pitchers of water with cucumber slices and sprigs of mint. It was so refreshing, especially since I'd spent the morning walking around in 108 degree weather, admittedly in the shade and water mists of La Encantada outdoor mall, but still in need of something cool, simple and not loaded with caffeine and corn syrup.
It takes a long time to get from NYC to Tucson. There are no direct flights in the summer. And the airlines charge for food now, and it's as expensive and bad as in the airports. However, in DFW airport I discovered Dickey's Barbecue. A barbecue meat sandwich with a side of cole slaw set me back $7, but at that point I hadn't eaten all day and I was starving, and it was fantastic. Really good cole slaw, too, not overdressed! All other air travel food should hide their heads in shame. I want all my connecting flights to be in DFW from now on.