Eastside Road, September 21, 2011—BREAKFAST, THE USUAL; lunch, peanut butter on toast, a small piece of grilled steak found in the refrigerator, some fruit; cocktails with friends: a misguided reconstruction, from imperfect memory, of
Satan's Whiskers:two parts gin
half part each dry and sweet vermouth
one part Mandarine
one scant part orange juice
generous dash orange bittersshake with ice; strain; garnish with lemon juice.
Dinner: some tomatoes and green beans; then rigatoni al pesto — the end of this summer's basil crop. Raspberries.
Cheap Pinot grigio