The last Planning Commission meeting on the West Berkeley Project tonight. We had to attend, at least to witness, though not to speak this time. It was a pretty miserable experience, seeing pretty much everything we argued for be ignored – but we knew that would happen from the start, didn’t we. One of those things you have to do, even though it’s futile.
At least dinner was good 🙂
I bought a couple packs of Gustosella fresh buffalo mozz at the Cheese Board yesterday, to go with the outstanding Dirty Girl farm tomatoes, and some basil I already had in the fridge. Our basil was not happy about growing this summer, and we have had to buy it several times. I just used one of the packs of mozz, and about four small tomatoes, with basil leaves over the top. I chopped a largish half-fillet of anchovy into fine bits (we get these canned at Costco) added some Star capers, and put salt and pepper over everything.
We had a little bit of D’s latest bread left, and 1/3 of a bottle of Saint-Sauveur (just enough for before a meeting), so it was a great meal. I can’t figure out, though, why the buffalo mozz will not drain when left on a rack over a plate, but as soon as I put it out on a dinner plate, it leaks white liquid into the center. Owel.