Why do you do it, I asked Reah, on the phone. I was overwhelmed with the paperwork and check writing, with ultimately deciding to open a business in the ‘business’ sense of this world. “I do it because I love it,” she said.
Today, I filed a business license with the City of Arcata and a fictitious business name with Humboldt County clerk. I had been putting it off all of October because doing it would make it real. I now, officially, direct money. I am now responsible for using my capitalist establishment to pay for infrastructure. And I voted. And I worked my day job. A very patriotic day indeed!
Last night, I worked in my commercial kitchen space, for the first time. It’s already worth it. I felt inspired to take the food project more seriously, meaning, I found some sincere energy from a deep pit in my confidence to realize the optimism that has been a challenge to not bury in trepidation. A hark-working week so far!
Wednesday (tomorrow)’s empanada del dia is presented in pictorial form:
Also, on the menu is a pita with sweet potato spread, rainbows of Swiss chard, roasted beets, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, and red peppers with zesty cilantro sauce; Jackie Pokorski’s favorite condiment.
Amazingly, again, another week of creating awesome foods from local produce! Seriously, even the ginger was from the county. Text or face me through Facebook