A New Season
Yet I will make them all the same. Already I have a few exciting running events lined up (a 1/2-marathon on February 4, and plans to register for July's San Francisco Marathon), and want to actually try some speed training this time around. I will write more articles about apartment living for the San Francisco Chronicle. I will finally make that much-needed eye appointment. I will sock away more of my salary into savings. I will go to the dentist! I will drink less coffee and take more trips to the beach. I will set my alarm 15 minutes earlier. I will go to Yosemite at least once and try very hard to get to Tahoe for a ski trip. I will get serious about yoga. And etc.
On the cooking side of things, I want to go to the farmers market every week if I am in town and avail myself of whatever is in season and really make do with that. No more running off to the organic market on a whim because I must have a certain ingredient that will cost me twice as much and probably won't taste as good. I will read up on Deborah Madison's delicious "Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers Markets" -- a book I've sorely underused in recent years. I will simplify. I will cook veganly at least once a week. I will entertain more -- starting with this weekend.
New Year's Resolution Menu
Cauliflower soup with shiitake mushrooms (sorry, Kate)
Leek and baby potato gratin
Green winter salad
also: hummus, olives, and a cheese plate with Cowgirl Creamery cheeses