Monday, July 27, 2009
Eat Your Heart Out Rachel Ray
Before coming to Az, I was a mild experimenter. I tampered with fried chicken recipes, perfected slow cooked collard greens, and learned how to make ice cream (ironic, I know).
In AK, I had kitchen-y gadgets. I had access to exotic spices (like ginger powder) and necessity ingredients (like cornmeal). In Az, I have fresh veggies, vinegar, and buckets of salt.
Every meal becomes an experiment. You’d think this would get tiresome, but I am loving it. I had never tried lentils before Az (packed with protein and make a great enchilada-base). I had never attempted Ratatouille (delicious with crushed red pepper and served as a cold pasta salad). I never made my own sauerkraut (which is still sitting in my refrigerator).
Ahh...I wonder what’s for dinner. I have a couple of eggplants and some tomatoes...