Sunday, February 28, 2010


Last weekend I was in Austin and this weekend I was in Charleston. I've eaten a lot of heavy foods (french fries, burgers, cupcakes, etc) these past couple weekends. Tonight I was craving (non-fried) vegetables.

I made a curried kale + lentil soup to use up my kale. I just cooked an onion and some garlic in olive oil, then added the kale, then the (already cooked) lentils, and then added chicken broth and water (and salt, pepper, and a dash of curry powder). I pureed it before eating. It tastes good and healthy. I made some cornbread muffins to go along with the soup.

Yesterday I went with some of my good friends to Sermet's Corner, a small cute restaurant I use to frequent while I was living in Charleston. We had a leisurely lunch (two hours) and I had a couple glasses of some sparkling wine. I finally had a moment that I use to crave weekly when I was living there. My Saturdays and Sundays were always spent studying at the library, grading or doing homework. Every single weekend. I would bike past all the cute cafes on the weekends on my way to and from the library and be so envious of the people hanging outside drinking beer. I wanted so badly to finally be at a time when I actually had free time and didn't have that constant feeling of being behind or not doing enough. Grad school really takes a toll on you.

Anyways, I was happy to be downtown right in the area where I used to bike past and actually be one of those people relaxing with friends!

(Meg, remember Sermet's? You and I ate there once)