The man had thought about cooking dinner a couple of days back, and made crème fraîche to let it settle in the fridge. He wasn't sure if there was time to cook over the weekend though. Luckily, we made a slot to just chill out at home. Dinner reservations at the sushi restaurant were cancelled in favor of a quiet night in.
There was an enticing tub of caviar sitting in the fridge. It was still good to be eaten. The man decided to use it as part of dinner. He felt like doing an easy pasta. He also set about chopping up vegetables to sauté. Zucchini, eggplants, carrots and onions. He added eeeky celery. He likes that vegetable. Me no like that.
I had a bit of the sniffles, but it wasn't a big deal. Went jumping to sweat it off. A new pair of Vibrams Jaya LR had arrived. Wanted to test how it performs without a strap. Once I got over the notion of no-straps, it was great. I think it works better than the ones with a strap. By itself, the strap doesn't exactly hamper movement. But without it, I can feel the difference, especially in the leaps. When I jump, the strength is in my toes. The ankles form the base grip strength when doing flips and twists, so without the strap, I oddly feel lighter and faster. It's been about 6 months since I started the every-other-weekly 3km sprints. Perhaps all those runs are paying off in a subtle way.
When I came back, dinner was ready. Crème fraîche pasta topped with ossetra caviar. It's one dish the man does fabulously. Caviar balances out the olive oil and crème fraîche. One could use lumpfish roe too, but it doesn't really cut it. The difference in the complexity of flavors is a world apart. A bowl of sautéd vegetables added colors to the dining table. We skipped the alcohol. Chilled water would do. It was very nice to sit down and have a chat before he headed out of town for work.