Mad just arrived home last night from Cannes. I was thrilled that she was able to eat well while avoiding all the croissants, pastries and freshly made pasta in Italy. That's right, Italy! It turns out that Mad and some of her colleagues took a 1.5 hour train ride to Italy one night! What?! They toured (and ate in) a small town called Ventimiglia.
All in all, it seems like it was a good but very, very, very busy time. She literally walked the soles off a pair of her shoes! Seriously!
I have a love-hate relationship with such alone times. I managed to eat okay but the dramatic change of pace ends up making me feel psychologically shaky. I ended up working a lot more than usual - without much of a break or distractions. I basically hunkered down in our apartment and just kept on writing.
Before I go, I have a new low-carb tip. I made some salmon fillets and mash recently and I included a little something extra to the mix. I brewed a strong tea consisting of a few bay leaves and a few tbls. of thyme. Then I strained the herbs and used the decoction as a liquid for the mashed cauliflower. It added a much more interesting dimension to this side dish, IMO. Very nice.