Daily Diary, 1 June, 2020

Mondays some times prove to be quiet and uneventful days. Today was quiet but not what could be called uneventful. A number of Georgian pilgrims came to the monastery today, to light candles and pray in the big church and then they spend a good amount of time in the parking lot, just being there.

In the early afternoon, I went to the kitchen and once again began a new culinary experiment. This time, the experiment was with fried salad. It probably sounds a bit strange but was actually tasty as well as nutritious. It began with a salad that consisted of well chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, chopped English cucumbers, onion rings and cilantro. This was placed into a large pan with olive oil and fried until about half the original volume. Then two eggs were cracked and placed atop the salad, a lid placed over the whole in order to steam the eggs. What a delight when it had completed steaming. This was my lunch, with a large glass of Inka and an orange. What could be more delightful?

In the evening, Dima came for tea and we had an informative and interesting conversation, along with our tea and ginger cookies. Unfortunately, time seemed to fly away and before we knew it, it was time for him to leave, after first visiting the church for a bit of pious time of prayer.

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