Tuesday, May 21, 2013
coming up for air
I've been writing 10-14 hours a day, every day, for the last ... I-don't-know-how-long. I have one last chapter to edit this week, as soon as my advisor sends me my edits (tomorrow), I'll be back to the grind. For tonight, we're making the most of my brief reprieve. Since I can't stop the insomnia/nightmare combo (it has been weeks since I've slept more than 4 or 5 hours - or slept through the night - or not had terrible nightmares), we can at least enjoy this pretty, romantic salad and a special bottle of wine to celebrate my completion of chapter four today.
*Edited to add: per Jenny's request, here's the link to the recipe for pickled rose petals on Martha Stewart's website! The only change I made was to use a bottle of "orange muscat champagne vinegar" from Trader Joe's instead of white wine vinegar. A little sweeter.
And here is the link the recipe for this beet salad, in case you want to try the whole thing. We used big beets instead of baby beets, and I substituted doug fir for dill, but otherwise we followed the recipe. Delicious!