Once again Paleowoman has attracted unwelcome male with appealing food odors.
Me (answering door): Hi John
John (landlord): Hi! What's up? You look great!
Me: Ummm....thanks. (Landlord is married and lives next door with his wife and kids.)
John: Something smells good!
Me: I'm making beef stew. (Wondering what this is about)
John: I just came by to see if the grass got cut.
Me: Yes, as you see, they came this morning.
John: That smells great!
Me: It's really easy, beef, onions, carrots, celery, stock. (Wondering what to do. Invite him in? Say I have to go?)
John: I should make some....
Luckily at this point my phone rang and I was able to extricate myself!
My farmer friend dropped off some raw wildflower honey and maple syrup from her farm. It's all I can do not to eat the entire jar of honey and drink the syrup in one go. The honey is of course from last year, and the syrup is from this spring. You cannot believe how good it tastes! Crystal clean. It will last for a long time, I don't use much.
I went for a walk in the nature preserve that is practically next door. This sounds really silly, but I love to hike up the hill and turn around and look at the view - I see my church, classic New England, white with a steeple, and a big red barn and my very own home, a small red cottage. I get such pleasure from seeing it like that. Very soon I won't be able to see it because when the trees leaf out it is covered. I plan to move at the end of the summer, so that may have been the last time I see it just as I did today. When the leaves are gone, I will be able to see it, but someone else will live here.
It is almost five, I think I could use a glass of red wine - join me!