May 13, 2015
“Would you say you’re a curious person?” he asked me. No, not naturally. I love to learn sure but genuinely curious, no. Despite that, I’ve been asking more questions. In an effort to unearth my deepest truth. In an effort to continue to push, to dig, to discover who I really am. When who I believe myself to be, who I used to be, who I hope to be are not only, not one and the same but so entirely far from it. Brought to tears by an answer to this question this week, my reality shifted. How long has there been a disconnect between the me that I know and the me that is reflected into the world for everyone to see? How many steps will I have to retrace to get back to the version of myself I’m proud of? How many equally weighty and important questions have I left unasked? I’m not certain but I’m certainly curious.
This recipe is lightly adapted from Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day by Tara O’Brady of the blog Seven Spoons. Tara has long been an inspiration for me, her blog being one of the very first I ever came across. I remember many years ago going back and forth with Tara on adapting one of her savory pie crusts to a gluten and dairy free recipe in the early days of my experimentation. Her sheer kindness and enthusiasm have always stood out to me. I return time and again to her site, not only for her incredible recipes, but for her very thoughtful and beautifully written words. I highly recommend checking out her gorgeous new cookbook.