How about some Surprisingly Deep Life Advice From A Cookbook for today?
On grey January days we must make our own fun. Today is a flat day that only seems to come to life when I go shopping, returning with bags of Italian lemons complete with their bottle-green leaves [and] craggy lumps of Crockhamdale and snow-white Ticklemore cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy…People get down this time of year, but even today there were clementines heavy with juice and bunches of narcissi to cheer us up. There is good stuff if you are prepared to go and find it.
-Nigel Slater, The Kitchen Diaries
Maybe this will help me face the scrimmage at Trader Joe’s tonight. Maybe I’ll even buy lemons!