Anyway, my boyfriend is occasionally irked by my use of the word "peasant". As in "yummy peasant foods", because he thinks that, perhaps, peasants didn't really have access to what I'm eating. I could say "yummy traditional indigenous people's foods", but that's rather a mouthful.
However, I wonder whether he could really find fault in describing my dinner last night as "peasant food". I had to stay over two hours late at work, dropping me at home at 7:30 and ravenous. No time to plan and cook a complicated meal. Plus, I'm letting my supplies run down ahead of visiting the farmers' market tomorrow morning, so there's not so much food in the house. So I consumed:
goat milk kefir
homemade sourdough rye bread and butter
Can I get a consensus on whether a European peasant might have had all of these at a meal? :) After dinner, I made myself a little dessert plate with dried fruit, walnuts, and a bit of dark, dark chocolate. Yes, it was food therapy, but I'm not ashamed. I treat myself right!