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Sunday, March 16 2008
The folks last night (with the exception of Penny and David) all came over late this morning for a simple brunchy-type meal of biscuits and gravy prepared by Gretchen. It was the same biscuit and gravy recipe I've raved about in the past, and absolutely all of it was eaten. At the end there Ray was licking the bowl that had once contained a deep bowl of gravy.
That gravy is made using a package of crumbled tempeh, a cup of white beans, two tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 cup of water with soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, a few dashes of black pepper, and eleven leaves of sage. I know this because the basis for this recipe comes from page 27 of Vegan With a Vengeance, a cookbook Gretchen recently discovered. The cookbook falls open to several of her favorite recipes, including that biscuit and gravy recipe on pages 26 and 27.
After brunch, we all went on a long walk down the Stick Trail and then back home past the farm via the Farm Road. It's easier to convince people to go for several-mile hikes through late-winter forests than I'd once thought.
At some point in the walk, Ray asked if I ever hike around in the forest naked. "Oh sure," I said. He paused to contemplate that for a moment and then asked (in his usual Raylike way), "Do you think it would be gay for me to come back here and hike around with you naked?" "No," I said, "Some time we can." Jill, Nancy, and Linda were nearby, and the conversation was being had partly for their amusement, so I went on, "I'm confident enough with my sexuality to hike around back here with you naked." Ray continued, "Do you think we can walk around back here naked with guns?" "Sure, I don't see a problem with that." I replied, but then cautioned, "I can see it in the local papers now if anyone were to come upon us!"
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