Bionic Parsley Tuesday, November 14, 2006The honest truth is that I bought this parsley about 5 weeks ago. I was having a wicked bad craving for tabouli and there still was some end of season produce at the farmer's market. I scooped up my needed items and headed home to whip up a batch.
I then promptly forgot all about the rest of the parsley which I had shoved into a bag and it got buried in the back of the fridge. Terrible, I know, but unfortunately it happens from time to time in my kitchen.
Thus you can imagine my horror when I spied the bag in the back of the fridge on Sunday. I fully expected to be greeted with a slimy, smelly mess so you can imagine my surprise when I opened the bag and found nearly perfect parsley.
Is it bionic? Perhaps some sort of genetically engineered super species of parsley?
Or maybe it is just a testament to what organically grown local produce can do? And apparently what they can do is live forever and potentially take over the world.
I should have kept it around as an experiment to see how long it took to turn into the mush most cut herbs turn into after a few days but frankly with the holidays coming up and lots of travel on the agenda I knew I wouldn't have time to properly play scientist.
I can barely keep my apartment in one piece lately because I've been gone to Cleveland for 3 weekends in a row, on top of the hellish catalog deadline that is looming over my head. I've never been so stressed in all my life, and a good portion of my time is spent thinking about when I can seriously clean. The sort of deep cleaning where half your belongings end up in the trash because frankly you can't stand the sight of them anymore.
I'm hoping that I won't be called home to Cleveland again this weekend and I'll be able to throw a ton of crap out. And maybe make myself a decent meal, as I've moved on from hot dogs to almost entirely subsisting on restaurant food. Which to some might sound fantastic but realistically is not fun. Sometimes you just want a home cooked meal that doesn't feel like it is going to instantly end making your bottom so much larger than it already is.