My gosh it is gloomy here in San Francisco. Not only are the days short now as we approach winter, it’s been drizzling and wet for the past few days. Completely miserable. M and I have been at each other’s throats, griping about nothing but moodiness brought on by the weather probably. Lame.
Despite the rain, I was so excited to visit the farmer’s market this morning. My body has been craving homecooked and fresh meals for some time now after Thanksgiving’s excesses and all the traveling we did. We splurged a little and purchased cage-free organic eggs and several other slightly pricier produce options so we didn’t get quite as much as we usually do. Still seems like a lot though. (We saw Farmer Joe, but didn’t snap a good photo). All for $20 on the penny.
I was so excited to see guava at the stands! The smell of the tropical fruit reminded me of all the trips I took abroad visiting hot-weather locales – the most recent being Costa Rica. Of course I had to grab a few. Warm climes were on the mind and I decided to cook up a traditional Costa Rican meal. One M’s grandma cooked many, many times for him.
Black beans, rice, pico de gallo, and tortas. Utterly simple, pretty quick except for the chopping and simmering, and damn tasty.
I made a tomato-based veggie soup for myself as well to warm up frozen bellies and also for quick meals or lunches during the week. Plan ahead right? I did chop up all the veggies we got as well.
Totally delicious. Now we’re desperately sipping hot tea cuddled underneath a mound of blankets trying to stay warm. Here’s to hoping the rain let’s up tomorrow!
Oh, I almost forgot. M is taking me out on a “surprise” date night tonight. (Too bad I already figured out what the date was when I was cleaning yesterday morning and stumbled across a pair of tickets.) But either I or M will be back with updates!