As soon as I got home, I steamed both yams, then mashed them with a little organic extra virgin coconut oil, some cinnamon, garam masala and salt, and topped them with a few chopped pecans and a drizzle of honey. So good. So satisfying.
Late in the afternoon, Jake and I decided to enjoy the rare 70 degree October day. We walked to our community garden plot and pulled up some plants that weren't producing anymore. We also harvested a few beets, tomatoes, peppers and lots of arugula. And look: our late planting of mesclun mix is coming along nicely.
After we finished tending the garden, we decided to take our cat to Harkness, a coastal park on Long Island Sound. This involved yet more driving, but hey, I'd already blown my zero-milage day. My camera batteries died, so I don't have photos from this excursion to show you. But here's our cat Trilby at Harkness on another day:
Overall, I'm happy with my consumer decisions today. The food I bought was nutrient dense and delicious, and though it might have cost less at ShopRite, I really love shopping at the co-op. I also volunteered enough hours there today so that Jake and I will have a 5% discount on our groceries for all of November. And to top it off, because I was at the co-op I ran into someone who bought two bars of soap. That's the way local economies work!
I will say that I was startled when I checked the odometer and realized how many miles it is to Harkness and back.
And do I ever, ever go a day without buying anything? I'm starting to wonder.
miles driven: 9.3