An Everlasting Meal: A Dinner Party

It has now been two weeks since posting from
the "Everlasting Meal" series. 
Life has a way of happening in that
when it rains, it pours.

Ms. Adler writes, "I like to roast vegetables.  I can fill my oven once and create a week's worth of healthy, delicious ingredients...A hot oven is the rightful domain of a capable cook.  It is what makes roasted vegetables we eat at restaurants, where the ovens are set to much higher temperatures than ours at home, so plainly, unremittingly, good." - pp36+37.  "How to Stride Ahead" in An Everlasting Meal.

A few weeks ago, we had some friends over for a housewarming party.  (The Gent and I moved to a new flat in San Francisco late summer.)  Below are pictures that are from that meal--if you've been following along, you'll be able to see ends be beginnings, eggs that have flown and are enjoying their iced bath, and most importantly, the remnants of a meal shared.  Given the arhythmic schedule and allowing ourselves to process the more painful parts of life's seasons, we're still in the chapter "How to Stride Ahead," which couldn't be more ironic.  But then again, perhaps that is how to stride ahead in life--by emotionally processing and engaging with life as it happens.  Additionally, I have chosen the quote with a little humour - as you'll see in the photos, I did give roasting a ago, but unfortunately to no avail this time.  (And for those of you that really know me, I am still a raw foodie at heart.)  xo

Preparation

Preparation

My grandmother's teacup with the raw egg I am about to pouch

My grandmother's teacup with the raw egg I am about to pouch

A page from the book An Ever Lasting Meal by Tamar E. Adler

A page from the book An Ever Lasting Meal by Tamar E. Adler

The poached eggs

The poached eggs

(Below "ice cubes" were made from plums.  Last month, I had some extra, and I decided to make compote before they went...  They were a wonderful base for an aperitif I made for the night.)

(The marinade was the froth from homemade tomato sauce.)