Oh, but I'm feeling better. Thank you for your kind wishes and commiseration earlier this week. I'm sleeping well, my head is almost clear and I've rejoined the land of the living.
Walking through the grocery store these pink gerberas tempted me and I succumbed. They are brightening up the entry way which has been looking a little blank after the holidays. I managed to put everything away but didn't get the everyday stuff put back. That's still to come.
I also felt well enough to try a new salad. No real recipe, although I used a few tricks I'd read about - like massaging the kale. I used coarse salt and Persian Lime Olive Oil. The result was tender kale and hands that smelled wonderful.
Do you chop or tear your greens? I prefer them cut. I think they are crisper that way and crisp is how I like them. I will tear the soft lettuce that grows in early spring, or butter lettuce, but for the rest - chop, chop.
I cut the kale, one bunch from the grocery store, after removing the ribs. Into a bowl with a sprinkle of coarse salt and a drizzle (1 Tablespoon) of olive oil. Then in with the well-washed hands, tossing, gently squeezing, tossing. I added sliced radishes, pomegranate seeds, chopped onion, grated carrot, sunflower seeds, diced cucumber and goat cheese to the kale. Another drizzle of olive oil and one of Cranberry Pear Vinegar (use whatever you've got). Toss again. Eat. Any remaining cold germs fled away in horror from all those vitamins.
There's plenty leftover for dinner to go along with our roasted sweet potatoes and roast chicken. I know I'm feeling better when I feel like cooking again.