I’ve been on
a bit of a huge roll with the kitchen mojo hitting overdrive of late. All I can attribute it to thoughts of the impending sabbatical, which is essentially going to be spent diving head on into the world of food. So I’m thinking of this as a run up to the real deal.
The poor husband sometimes gets bewildered. He goes out of town for one night, and comes back to two kinds of cake. When he’s not slogging his ass off at work, he’s slogging his ass off being my photographer assistant. Which sounds all very cool, I’m sure. Except the part where we have to then eat and finish everything I make.
The husband makes noises off and on about how fat we’re both going to get. But I dismiss them by telling him I’m cutting down on butter and sugar and using tomatoes and avocados instead. What, they’re veggies, no? Yesterday, I even used zucchinis! Recipe to follow soon. What can I say, he’s just going to have to put up with it for a while. And he does. Silently eating pretty much everything I come up with. Including my wild and whacky ideas, which sometimes don’t sound even mildly edible in his head. But it’s all part of the ride, and here’s what I’ve been up to.
It all started with the onslaught of avocados, and I was eating them in all forms, including this plain and simple breakfast idea, and good ol’ guacamole. And it isn’t over yet. I even made an avocado cake, soon to be featured on the food blog. Waitforit!
Every aspiring home-baker looking to hone her skills must have a quick-fix brownie recipe in her kitty. And I didn’t. Until I tried Deb’s (from Smitten Kitchen) recent brownies. She promised they’d be quick and simple to make, yet decadent. Just the way I like a quick-fix chocolate recipe to be.
And the mother of all posts this past week, my fourth loaf of home-made bread. I have bought just 1 loaf of bread form the market in the last three weeks, and that too because it was spinach bread and sounded too interesting to miss. Next time, I’m making my own spinach bread, but I think I have some more practicing to do before I get there.
I am nothing if not determined, when it comes to food. So VC, if you’re listening, now would be a good time to reassess your decision to marry the girl you never knew would one day cook up a storm.