My cat's breakfast: Lots of crunchy treats which I ran out this morning and bought at the coop as soon as it opened. A couple of licks of fresh cold water, in an actual glass which I filled up with filtered water from the fridge and placed on the floor. Now that is service.
Other coop purchases: 4 rolls Seventh Generation toilet paper, Earth Friendly lavender dish soap, Drunken Goat cheese, maple syrup, 3 local honeycrisp apples (god, those things cost an arm and a leg). Total: $38. I will be going later today to the New Grand Mart international grocery for the rest of my list, because I am not that rich. And also because they have everything, from every country. (Unless you want to buy something simple and American like baking chocolate, in which case you are out of luck, I have learned. I guess the rest of the world is not that into fancy baking.)
Lunch: 2 fried eggs, piece of toast with melted Drunken Goat cheese (note to self: not a format that does justice to this cheese!), fresh pineapple. My stomach does not feel so great; I forgot that dried apricots don't agree with me.
PIcked up the weekly CSA bag. Inside were several beets, several sweet potatoes (yay!), spinach, a little bit of broccoli, two green peppers, and some beautiful baby bok choy. I am excited about the bok choy and am strongly considering eating it tonight.
Also, as mentioned, hit the New Grand Mart. It always takes me forever to shop there, because I can't figure out the logic of the store. Purchased: frozen corn, a large container of dried dates, 3 persimmons, two big packages of pork belly, two packages of chicken wings, a whole chicken, medium-width rice noodles, canola oil, fish sauce, kosher salt, dried white beans, dark brown sugar, unsalted butter, a quart of plain yogurt, a quart of banana yogurt, dried sweet potatoes that appeared to be for snacking, fresh thai basil leaves, mung bean sprouts, shallots, a bag of yellow onions, two bunches of cilantro, a giant cauliflower, 2 limes, a small quantity of raw peanuts (bulk), 4 ears of white corn, and 5 jalapeno peppers. Total: $81. Not bad at all. Of course, the quality is... not bad exactly, just unknown. I have no idea of the provenance of most of this stuff. But I love the variety.
Dinner: scrambled eggs, stir-fried bok choy, sliced apples, "gallinas" from the Salvadorean bakery (I wanted to explain what these are, but the only place on the Internet I can find them is in this post about some bakery in Minnesota. I don't know why they are called "hens"; they are mildly sweet rolls).
Snacks: 4 dried apricots, bittersweet chocolate chips mixed with nuts, 4 cups of coffee with half-and-half (2 regular, 2 decaf).