Portland, Oregon: We eased our way back into our normal diet, spending the afternoon in wine country, starting with lunch at Dundee Bistro. I had a little bit of fish. It was delicious and delicious to have a meal in a restaurant that did not require "taking a number".
After lunch we drove up into the hills above Dundee to Red Ridge Farms/Durant Vineyards to buy olive oil at Oregon Olive Mill. (One hilltop estate, with many enterprises: olive oil, a gift shop, a garden shop/nursery, vineyard, and lodging.) We go here several times a year to purchase their olive oil. By the gallon.
I prepared a late supper at home. Not vegan, but low on the food chain. Back in August, in England, during the World Championships, we had a salad with arugula, mozzarella and sun-dried smoked tomatoes. I have been searching for sun-dried smoked tomatoes since and finally found a bag (at Amazon, of course). I put a handful of the tomatoes in olive oil and let it marinade for several days in the refrigerator, then recreated the salad for us tonight:It wasn't exactly the same as the salad we enjoyed in August, because I could not find burrata, so had to substitute fresh mozzarella. The cheese was fine, because it was the flavor of the smoked tomatoes I was craving. The salad went well with Butternut Squash Risotto.