Replenish. Rejuvenate. Relax. After a food-fueled August, I’m ready for a simplicity. September will be about late-summer produce without all of the accoutrements. The last of the summer greens, the crunchy radish, and the blossoming herbs. As I return to the city, I’m saying goodbye to the local offerings. No more Long Island rosé, Sagaponack purple potato chips and home-made chocolate mint ice-cream. And I’m happy to let them go.
Instead, it will be buttery leaf salads with olive oil dressings accompanied by fresh fish tossed in spices, grilled and served with a slice of lemon. For the next few days, I’ll be eating this for lunch and dinner, drinking green juice for breakfast, and snacking on the last of the stone fruit; apricots, peaches and nectarines. This is how I replenish.
Daily meditation will return and I’ll get 7 hours sleep.
Then the weekend will arrive. Someone will offer me a rosê. It will be from Provence. There’s a few weeks of summer left, right?