For breakfast: wheat berries with apple butter and almond butter for protein, half a pomelo without sugar--turns out it really doesn't need any.
For lunch: minestrone soup with parmesan, wedges of hothouse cucumber, and leftover gluten-free pizza crust from the night before.
For dinner: This is sort of a roasted root vegetable couscous of my own invention, to use the vegetables in my fridge: rutabaga, turnip, parsnip, eggplant, daikon, red pepper, onion, garlic, potato; with whole-wheat couscous. The yellow chunks are golden beet. Came out pretty well, but not as good as if I'd known what I was doing and had some turmeric in the house.
This is a prickly pear, which isn't actually a pear and comes from a cactus.
Here is the inside:
The texture is sort of like watermelon. The taste is sort of appley and pearish. It was edible but not enjoyable, so I tasted it then chucked it and ate an apple instead, but at least I tried a different kind. This is a gala apple:
I've got a mango and some plantains ripening, but other than that, my recent foray into exotic fruits is over for the time being.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.