giant bunch of tat soi.

I had to completely rearrange my fridge to get this bunch of tat soi inside. Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve been buried under a pile of grading this week (one more paper to grade before I head to campus), and while I do most of my reading on the couch and writing at my desk at the computer, I grade at my kitchen table. I have devised a strategy to help keep me on track, and (big surprise here) it involves food! Having something in the oven — granola, applesauce bread, squash roasting, etc. gives me something to occasionally check on AND a way to peg my progress to a more specific timeline without getting out the timer for each paper. Plus, there is something delicious for break-time.

I made a big pot of carrot soup and let it simmer away while I graded on Tuesday, and I’ve been enjoying the leftovers all week. I followed this recipe!

I also roasted some butternut squash this week while working through my grading pile. Yum!

And here’s a knitting shot. Here lies my garter yoke cardigan. It seemed appropriate to leave it in a big pile, as I’ve really only been able to knit half a row here and there this week, but I am so close to finishing the body. (Like, 4 rows away!) I decided not to use handspun for the bottom edge, as I like the simpler look of the brown Cascade 220. I can’t wait to wear this!

Alright, I think there is enough coffee in my system to warrant the last of the grading. Back to it!



11 thoughts on “giant bunch of tat soi.

  1. Mmmm… carrot soup! Always a favorite.

    Sometimes the grading seems neverending, doesn’t it? I tend to reward myself with cups of tea or coffee.

  2. Grading sounds dreary. I was a TA for a few years at university and the grading was always the worst part. I agree about the bottom edge. I was just wondering about this sweater yesterday! I must have known you were working on it.

  3. your food posts used to make me so happy. now they make me kind of sad. but… i’m glad you’re still eating well! your knitting looks beeyootiful as always (i think that buttony vest would suit you very well in the hipster capital of seattle, which is mer’s neighborhood) and instead of grumbling, i’m going out for coffee and knitting :)


  4. Those are some wild carrots! Are they purple on the outside?? I have seen red ones before.

    Wow you are almost done with your GYC! How exciting.

  5. Oh and I forgot to say that all of last week my lunches consisted of braised tatsoi and other veggies with a hunk of cheese and bread. So very yummy.

  6. Wow, yes, that tat soi is amazing! The purple rimmed carrots are also beautiful. Mother Nature sure does have a great design aesthetic!

    What a great idea to have something cookin’ while you’re working. Sounds like it has the added bonus of making you get up and stretch every once in awhile, too. I find it very easy to sit in basically the same position (and usually hunched without realizing it) for hours on end while working, but that is not good for the body!

    I hope you have some time this weekend to finish up your garter yoke cardi. It’s going to be a beauty!

  7. Love your website. Don’t love the reynolds wrap…just say no!

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