The sole survivor in our otherwise impotent vegetable garden. Granted, the plants were neglected for most of the summer, so I don’t blame them for their sterility. This photo came out more risque than was intended — I was just trying to give this poor thing a proper portrait to honor its existence and this scandalous picture is what I come up with. On a sidenote, I have been judiciously using up that leftover sauce from the Vietnamese spring rolls, with great success. Yesterday I finished off the last of it on some chicken lettuce wraps (absolutely delicious — I put down almost two chicken breasts eaten like so). Used in moderation and with tweaks, I think it could also make a great slaw dressing.
Next couple weeks I’ll be skimping on the posts (and cooking, but not eating). Exam tomorrow morning then off to the city to celebrate and relax. Boston/New Haven next week. Saw the school bus swing around my neighborhood today and almost started walking toward it. It’s been that kind of week.