Thursday, July 19, 2012

And the flip side of my life.

I took Jocelyn's suggestion and piled all those roasted veggies (tomatoes, squash, carrots, onions, garlic) into the blender and ended up with three quart bags of veggie sauce to freeze. It'll be like bringing out summer when it's dreary. But this baby - an Old German tomato - was too beautiful not to be used fresh. It went into a salad of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, basil and cubes of mozzarella, tossed with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
As I drove to the grocery store after work to get some ingredients I lacked for dinner, I was lost in thoughts of planning the menu. Some guy pulled up alongside me and leaned out his window to leer at me. I was so startled when I noticed and turned to look at him that I burst out laughing. From his expression, I'd say it wasn't quite the response he was hoping for. I was still laughing about it when I got home. I wonder in what universe this tactic might work for a man?

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  1. leer is an interesting word :^)

    are you sure he wasn't looked for a recipe?

    i'm leaving you an opening to answer creatively

    :^)

    love
    kj

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    1. I don't understand the question enough to answer it creatively or otherwise!

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    2. see what happens when i try to be witty(ier)! i meant 'are you sure he wasn't looking for a a recipe?' but even that is pretty lame.

      maybe i'm too old to be leered at so i forget how you knew he was leering :^)

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    3. It was pretty unmistakable - he was leaning out the window, nodding in that Joey-from-Friends way, with a dopey smile on his face. Smile isn't quite the word - I can't quite describe the facial expression. Sort of smirking. The dictionary says, "A desirous, sly, or knowing look."

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  2. I'm going to figure out a way to use 'leer' in a conversation today.....thanks for the mission to liven up my day.

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    1. You're so welcome. It's a useful word. :-)

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  3. He was probably left puzzling for the rest of the day over what in the world made you start laughing!

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  4. the ingredients of this salad cause that I want to try it now!

    Blog about life and travelling
    Blog about cooking

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  5. wow... the tomato is really cool and fresh and should have been eaten fresh as you did :) yummy dishes :)

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  6. I love a good salad. You laughing at that guy was probably an insult to his masculinity, he probably thought he was HOT! LOL

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  7. That salad sounds wonderful, esp. With the addition of an avocado. I quit trying to figure out the actions of odd men.

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    1. I know it's a waste of time to even wonder about it, but it was one of those real WTF moments.

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  8. I'll throw my crazy idea into the comment pool. "leering man" may have smelled all that great cooking you have been doing lately.

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    1. How could leering man do that when I was in my car, windows shut, pre-cooking?

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    1. I do like cooking for a man with an appetite. :-)

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  10. haha! You do have to wonder if that technique has ever worked for Leering Guy :)
    And that salad sounds delicious.

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    1. It couldn't possibly, could it? Please tell me it couldn't.

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  11. Leering is SO Crass...
    Ogling is MUCH better!!!

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    1. Bleh. He needs to keep his eyes on the road.

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  12. oh my that med dish looks great...i love summer tomatoes and def be nice to pull some of that out on a dreary day...

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    1. I like cooking year round, but there is something special about summer foods.

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  13. What do you do with the vegetable sauce later on?

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    1. Spaghetti or lasagna sauce, marinade for seafood.

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  14. Men have the most peculiar idea about what makes them hot. Mostly the very things that make women run a mile. Like uncalled-for leering and fondling and patronising drivel.

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    1. It's bizarre. I'm never sure if it is purely delusional or if there is an element of hostility/control in it.

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  15. Planning, cooking, hungry man, it all sounds heavenly!

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  16. I would have laughed too, it's just so ridiculous when they do that. Veggies look delish.

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  17. You deserve credit for knowing he was leering. I'm so dense I pobably would have called 911 to report he was having a seizure. Love summer non-cooking.

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  18. Reading about you laughing at the leering man made me start laughing here as I was reading it.

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    1. Oh, that's funny - that means he also got vicariously laughed at!

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  19. The salad sounds wonderful! I may make that tomorrow with the peppers I'm stuffing. Yum!

    Weird men like that are just disturbing. No way around it. Doesn't it make you wonder if he got lucky just one time and eternally hangs on to the hope that it will happen again?

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    1. That would be the perfect accompanying salad for that.

      And yes - I wonder what sort of woman would encouarge that in a man?

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  20. I am delighted to think of you being "saucy" all winter long!

    Your food posts always warm me through and through. Such great food, so well appreciated.

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