Eastside Road, May 3, 2011—WE'VE BEEN WORKING too hard to fast today — grass and weeds are still ahead of us — but that doesn't mean we can't cut back. We skipped lunch, as we generally do these fast days, but after our tea and almonds-and-cashews we did have a light supper:
Half an artichoke each, a slice of garlic-and-oil toast, and a banana and a tangerine for dessert. But what an artichoke! Our own, first of the year, and full of flavor, blending perfectly with the olive-oil and garlic on the sourdough toast.
That mayonnaise? Store-bought. It's Zaanse Mayonnaise, very lightly flavored with Zaanse mustard. It comes in a tube, like toothpaste. (We never confuse the two, because the mayonnaise stays in the refrigerator.) Lindsey always buys a few tubes when we're in The Netherlands. I find it available online from shops in Australia, New Zealand, and Netherlands; I don't know if the Dutch store up in Beaverton has it.
I must say, this simple supper was really delicious.