What is your name and where are you currently?
Lori McGoran, Fisher Island, Miami, FL
Are you where you normally live?
Downtown New York City
What are you currently reading?
I’m back onto my yearly read of When Things Fall Apart (things in my life are fine, it’s just a good reminder) and reading another beautiful text called the Radiance Sutras (relates to a course I’m taking ~ it's a treasure)
What are you currently watching?
Trying everything I’ve missed… This week we watched The Last Waltz (for the 50th time) and the Rolling Thunder Review (for the first time). Also just finished Ken Burns Country Music Documentary… Watched all seasons of Ozark. I have cut WAY back on my 5 hours of news a day as I need a mental break.
What are you currently listening to?
Soundtrack to the Last Waltz, anything by the Band or James Taylor… Last week we did a few days of Canadian female singers. We come from a country of amazing women singer/songwriters…
What have you been eating the most? Do you have a recipe to share?
Unfortunately, baked goods. I had to stop baking cookies. We’ve been having amazing meals though. We were in NY for the first couple of weeks of March and well into lockdown mode, then at the last minute decided to ride it out here. Will include amazing tomato soup recipe. The best kind of comfort food and perfect with grilled cheese sandwiches...
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1 1/3 c. chopped onion
1 28 oz. can tomatoes
1/2 c. dry white wine
1 T. sugar
1 t. dried tarragon
salt and pepper, freshly ground
1/4 c. heavy cream
sour cream for garnish
In saute pan over medium heat, melt butter. Saute onion until golden. Chop tomatoes coarsely and add with liquid from can to onions. Heat thoroughly. Add wine, sugar and tarragon. Stir well. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 mins. Transfer mixture to blender or food processor fitted with steel blade and puree until smooth. Transfer to pot and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to boil, add cream and stir through. Remove from heat, serve hot. Garnish each bowl with a dollop of sour cream. Goes perfectly with grilled cheese…
How are you moving your body/exercising?
Who knew that this window would open? This has been an amazing time for exercise. Helps to take my mind off what is going on in the world. My daughter Chase has a pilates teacher she loves in LA and a small group of us do that several days a week. Our NY Pilates teacher is online Sunday morning. My NY yoga teachers are all doing classes online. It’s hard to make an excuse when all you have to do is go to the next room, roll out your mat and turn on your computer. I walk on the beach every day...
If you’re buying anything, what is it?
I ordered a ton of face masks for my family and friends. Other than that and groceries I bought a bunch of art supplies for the kids.