Ben and I have been taking turns being sick. So tonight is my turn. Being sick means a whole lot less patience in the kitchen. So here it is – 10 minute soup. No joke. 2 Servings: – olive oil – 3 cloves garlic – 1 carrot – 4 baby bok choy – 1/2 chicken […]
A meal from last week that served 4!
Much as I couldn’t stand the smell of chemicals, there are times when strong chemicals seem to fit the bill. This was one of them. I bleached the floor where the old freezer was (it smelled of dead things and mold. Actually, there were dead things and mold. I won’t tell you what the live things were), scrubbed the shower stall, and inserted a new, stinky, bad-for-you PVC shower curtain.
Anyway, I digress.
The last while I had been cooking my way through the freezer and pantry at the old apartment. The week before leaving the old apartment, I cooked up the couscous dish you see above, along with lamb Ben brought back from the market, with steamed potatoes. The potatoes were on the over-steamed side. Oh well. I didn’t have any vegetables left and was really craving vegetables. So, inspired by the Netflix series ‘Chef’s Table,’ where a Scandinavian cook gathered what was available on the land, I gathered a handful of edible weeds. That’s right, edible weeds.
(Beef Bowl Take 2) This filling beef bowl took me back to my childhood – carrot matchsticks on a bed of shredded lettuce with savoury beef over rice. The salads I ate as a child were boring, and limited to whatever went int a bibimbap or as a side to a Japanese bento (e.g. shredded […]
I picked up a thing of lamb several weeks ago since it was on sale for half price thinking it would be a nice treat later on. It was. The nice thing about picking things up on sale is that you don’t have to go for the heaviest item in the frozen bin. A smaller […]
Made orange glazed pork chops and mashed potatoes on Sunday night – and they were neither overcooked or undercooked! Pork is one of those things that just feels finicky – easy to overcook. One of my new cookbooks said to roast them in a roasting pan, but elevated by a wire tray so heat can […]
Ever since I watched the blogger in the movie ‘Julie and Julia’ carve her own chicken (or was it a turkey?) I had been wanting to conquer an entire bird. And so yes. Today I went to battle with the bird. The results? Grace: 1. Bird: Defeated. I didn’t follow any particular recipe. All I […]