Guess who didn’t do a speck of schoolwork today? … If you’re looking at me, you’re looking in the right direction. Why is it that what should be the most relaxing day of the week tends to be the most hectic?! It must have something to do with the fact that my sole activity is not sitting on my butt at work… hey, I’ll take it. (But right after I’m done here, I am going to have to get down to business. Sigh.)
Yesterday, I mentioned that my Alphebruary “T” came with quite a long tale. There will be no tale told today, because this isn’t the “T” to which I was referring… but it is a “T,” nevertheless.
That would be fresh tamarind, which I’ve never even seen before in my life. Now, I have some gripes about this fruit… it’s outrageously expensive ($4.99/lb!), yet most of it is refuse.
Cracked shell in the lower right; exoskeleton in the upper left; fruit in the center. Yes, it looks like a pile of crap. No, it doesn’t taste like it. It actually is quite an interesting mix between sweet and sour, with neither flavor being very prevalent. But there’s not much to eat on it; it’s mostly a large pit in the center of each “pod.” I am glad I tried it, but I definitely will not be purchasing it again!
However, I do think I ought to start purchasing kamut berries in bulk. The bag I have now cost me $5.99, and that is just not going to work if this becomes a regular occurrence. You see this?
Yeah, I know, they look like living creatures. I’ve been told. But they are sprouted kamut berries, and they turned into this:
Oh. My. Goodness. I think this is even better than the sprouted wheat berry bread!! I wish it didn’t require so long and labor-intensive a process, but really… this is so worth it. (And just by the way, if you try it — wait to slice into it. If you don’t let the loaf cool down first, you’ll think it’s raw. It’s not.)
Here’s that “Pat on the Black” polish I mentioned…
…which actually does look black in this photo, despite my purple sleeve, because I was too lazy to move myself into an environment with better lighting. I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it — it’s purple! (Or you can enlarge the photo — you can tell on my sloppy edges, it really is purple.)
It totally got all mushed together before I ate it… but it looked so pretty! (Steel cut oats, pumpkin pie spice, Truvia, chia seeds; divided, pumpkin mixed into the smaller portion, and “swirled” into a bowl.)
I am very, very, very, very, very sad to be going back to work tomorrow. The only co-worker whom I actually like is on vacation (I still want to go skiing), and I just do. not. feel. like going there… and we’re going to have a total heat wave! 52 degrees, can you imagine?! (Oh, but it will probably be frigid in my office. I conveniently forget such things.)
Time to work. At least it might distract me from my weekend gloom! I hope.
“Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.”