March, Mud, Madness

Indira Ganesan, June Geese, 2012
Indira Ganesan, June Geese, 2012

Actually, there is no madness.  For the past week, the wetlands behind my yard have transformed into a pond, and two families, one of geese, one of ducks, have found their home there.  The horses graze in the narrow fields left to them, but it is the waterfowl that take precedence.  How regal the Canadian geese look, dipping their long necks to sip water, while the ducks spend time with their tail feathers on display, washing or splashing for fun.  I have been felled with yet another flu bug that my first- time- ever flu shot did not ward off (apparently, this year was an off-year for prevention) and my flu lingers.  Endless cups of tea, endless boxes of tissues.  But there are good things, like the geese and ducks, and my book, swimming along.  If you get a copy of this week’s People Magazine, the one with the headline Wedding Countdown, there is my book, featured as a pick!

The book I should be cooking from, Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi, as well as Super Natural Everyday by Heidi Swanson, which I received as a thank you present from Brookline Booksmith!

Indira Ganesan, Plenty, 2013
Indira Ganesan, Plenty, 2013

Tea.

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  1. Get well! Maybe you “deserve a break today”!
    Congrats and success with the new book!

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  2. A break sounds wonderful! And thanks, Sandra!

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    • There are “theories” suggesting when we push ourselves too hard and have no way to take a break, we resort to the “acceptable” forms where “society” has no choice but to leave us alone! The common cold could have been healed by now me thinks, except it’s such a perfect escape, way to stay home under the covers!! What would some of us do without it!! 🙂

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      • Do you remember that saying, why must women become ill to get some rest?

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      • No Indira, don’t know a saying from my experience, just some of my own theories and things I’ve read about Americans in particular who are so pressed to conform to the race, the only way out is a “headache” and colds would seem so easy to cure in this age, but then, how would anyone, male or female get a legitimate day off! 🙂

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  3. I accidently hit “flag” instead of “reply to a lovely comment by Gail–have tried to fix, but to no avail. But dear Gail, thank you! I love your comments!

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