Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Little by Little

As I was making myself a refreshing salad last night in our 90 degree apartment, I found myself becoming a little overly-ambitious with the ingredients. To make a long story short, I ended up with a mushy mix of hard-boiled eggs mingling with raisins and blue cheese, walnuts schmoozing with cilantro, plus a few other laid-back vegetables that can hang at any party - vegetables like cucumber, lettuce, and red pepper. I topped off this mess of flavors with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

In my attempt to create a tangy combination of textures and nutrients, I found myself overwhelmed. Oh yeah, I forced it down - I've never been one to waste good food unless it's totally unpalatable. But more importantly, I'm finding a good salad to be parallel to a good life and good relationships. Too much of everything at once results in a mushy mess, not perfection at all. But even a poorly planned combination of ingredients can be swallowed until the next opportunity presents itself. And next time I'll know - just skip the raisins...

1 comment:

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