The Sadness of Bob and Ume Plum Vinegar

Ernie has been gone about a week and a half now. Bob has been, well, very, very quiet. I think things got SO bad, he missed Ernie SO much, that he finally has broken down and is being nice to me. Any port in a storm you know.

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Last night I was starving as I hadn't eaten lunch. I peered in the refrigerator and pulled out some broccoli. I chopped it up, planning to steam it. I took a nibble though and it was sweet and good as it so I decided to have it raw. Hindsight being 20/20 I should have steamed it as I got tired of chewing after a bit. I added some sweet yellow pepper, some avocado, coconut, and flax seed, along with a seared piece of tuna. In going through my pantry the other day I had pulled out a bottle of ume plum vinegar that I hadn't used. I think it was my beloved Mary King that gave it to me. I could only use certain vinegars for a bit, so it had gone unopened. I tasted it and it was wonderful, sharp and salty but sweet. I made a quick vinaigrette with olive oil, the vinegar, and some maple syrup. It didn't even need salt as the vinegar is so salty. I poured it over my vegetables and tuna and good God in heaven…it was WONDERFUL. A real keeper. I will play around a bit more with proportions but it was fabulous…just with a dollop of each!

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And lest you think I'm all healthy, I totally cheated with food and wine on Mother's Day and now feel like crap. Oh well!!

Onward.

Thoughts?

The Sadness of Bob and Ume Plum Vinegar

Ernie has been gone about a week and a half now. Bob has been, well, very, very quiet. I think things got SO bad, he missed Ernie SO much, that he finally has broken down and is being nice to me. Any port in a storm you know.

IMG_9641-2
IMG_9641-2
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Last night I was starving as I hadn't eaten lunch. I peered in the refrigerator and pulled out some broccoli. I chopped it up, planning to steam it. I took a nibble though and it was sweet and good as it so I decided to have it raw. Hindsight being 20/20 I should have steamed it as I got tired of chewing after a bit. I added some sweet yellow pepper, some avocado, coconut, and flax seed, along with a seared piece of tuna. In going through my pantry the other day I had pulled out a bottle of ume plum vinegar that I hadn't used. I think it was my beloved Mary King that gave it to me. I could only use certain vinegars for a bit, so it had gone unopened. I tasted it and it was wonderful, sharp and salty but sweet. I made a quick vinaigrette with olive oil, the vinegar, and some maple syrup. It didn't even need salt as the vinegar is so salty. I poured it over my vegetables and tuna and good God in heaven…it was WONDERFUL. A real keeper. I will play around a bit more with proportions but it was fabulous…just with a dollop of each!

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And lest you think I'm all healthy, I totally cheated with food and wine on Mother's Day and now feel like crap. Oh well!!

Onward.

Thoughts?

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