Hello everyone, I hope you all find yourselves doing well . I’m finally on the right track, start working tomorrow and have rented a studio in West Palm Beach. It’s been an excruciatingly hot summer here in Florida and I yearn for cooler weather, fingers crossed it should be coming soon.
A series of events occurred in recent months which filled me with both hope and despair. Events I will not speak of because I need to move on emotionally, so I choose to forgive and live my life in peace. I like to believe it was those events that led me to this prime location where everything is at my fingertips. I do feel somewhat numb about it all and hope that the numbness doesn't open the door to deep rooted emotions one day. Believe when someone tells you you are being led by angels, I'm on my own again and can't even fathom how I got here. I went to service this morning, the pastor spoke of love, real love, he said humans need to learn how to love that kind of unconditional love. He's right and I hope when I grow up I get to know that kind.
I am no longer seeking or hoping for a romantic relationship, I QUIT! If I am meant to be loved that way, it will have to find me organically and at a later date . Don’t you sometimes wish people could read your heart? If they could read mine they’d see anything I do is with the best of intentions.
With that being said I am again entertaining the idea of leaving Florida forever. I just never could find real peace here. I won’t give myself a time frame or make a plan, but I will say first chance I get I’m gone. But in the meantime I will try different foods, blog, write, discover new places, try new restaurants , swim as much as possible and cook, cook, cook.
Without further adieux I give you a very simple recipe for those of you trying to figure things out and unable to focus on a more challenging feat. Pancetta wrapped figs, Brown Turkey figs to be exact. I passed them in the produce section at the market and thought "wow"! I knew they would be great, the mix of the sweet watermelon- like flavor of this fig and the savory/salty taste of the pancetta with the added delicate taste of the olive oil and the little pop! from the black pepper come together in your mouth and give you a sense of hope once again. I wish you all REAL love. Below find my simple , uncomplicated recipe for pancetta wrapped figs, which I displayed in a styrofoam bowl because...I'm starting over and have no real ones.... Enjoy!
Pancetta wrapped figs
1/4 pound pancetta
2 medium figs
1 teaspoonextra virgin olive oil
pinch of black pepper
Clean figs, then slice in quarters. Separate pancetta , wrap fig slices in pancetta and place on plate. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper. Voila! A simple bite for those tough times.