Quick lunchtime post, in honor of my using my bento for the first time in months. On the menu: strawberries, rice crackers, and-the most important-Darjeeling Tea and Ginger Cured Smoked Salmon from Charlie Trotter. Intriguing, no? I saw it at Whole Foods, I just had to try! It’s a very subtle flavor. A bit sweet actually. And not very salty like most smoked salmon can be. Better to eat on its own than with the cracker, because the flavor gets overpowered very easily.

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Do note that no cooking was involved in today’s lunch. I have resigned myself to the fact that, in order to not feel like a failure at my job requires a minimum of 70 hours a week. And I am just not one of those women who can do everything. I wish I were, but I’m just not.

So, prepared foods, hired cleaning, daycare for my dog. I don’t love it. And pray for this phase of my life to be over soon.

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