December 15th, 2013

woxin_snow

He disappeared in the dead of winter

Peter O'Toole is gone. Though (cough cough) he lasted many more years than I'd have given him back in the late 70s.

Otherwise spent a healthy four hours shovelling snow here and there. One 'there' was my local coffee shop whose shovel had mysteriously disappeared from out front. In thanks got a free unhealthy ham and cheese crepe. Virtue pays, occasionally.

Also made those sweated leeks the guy was talking about. Butter, a little oil, cover with parchment paper, very low heat. For several hours, actually-- forget that 40 minutes unless you want to strangle on a piece. (Leeks are the devil unless chopped fine, I conclude.) Turns them very sweet indeed; add fingerling potatoes, grate Swiss cheese on top, food of the gods. Alas that leeks are so surprisingly expensive: $2 for three, that melt into nothing at all when cooked.