[what i had for breakfast today: just like yesterday, a scrambled egg and beet greens with a jasmine rice--but today I poured a cup of miso soup over it all.]

Today Kamal and I had an unexpected day off, and we took the opportunity to have a picnic in a forest, because what could be better? 

The spread: Irish soda bread and farmer's cheese, both made fresh this morning. Apricot jam and strawberry jam, which Adam put up last summer. Eggs kindly provided by our chickens this week. Salami and K's favorite clementines.

It was grand. 

crumby happy people

A note--if you've never made fresh cheese, it's so easy you will not believe it. Here's a terrific tutorial from Serious Eats, a blog that's become an important resource to our kitchen. If, like us, you don't have a microwave, just heat the milk to the indicated temperature on your stove in a heavy-bottomed pot, stirring frequently to prevent the milk burning or boiling over.