I have been writing my food nonsense for a while now…and not actually posting it. I don’t have a real reason. I just didn’t feel ready. Still don’t. But fuck it. Let’s do this.
To start, a smattering of transcriptions from my tattered leather book. It turned 10 years old this year. It is the reason this site exists.
Page 8 - Undated
I want a fig tree…and a lot of counter space.
*still true 6/22/16
*still true 6/20/18
I hope I remember to reevaluate this bold statement in a year and a month to follow the pattern.
Page 10 - 8/17/09
Roasted pepper and and black bean soup
1 large or 2-3 small servings
soak beans overnight (1/2 cup)
roast 1 red, 1 green, and one poblano pepper and peel (in this instance they were refrigerated for 3 days)
put beans on low burner with just an inch or two of water above beans and a splash o’ olive oil
cook a while
throw in some onion (about 1/4 large) and any bell pepper laying around (5 or 6 strips of green pepper cut for dipping in creamy sauce) and the roasted peppers and a couple cloves of garlic
cook a while longer
add a small bunch of cilantro and some salt and pepper
stir in some cream (1-2 tbsp)
probably need more salt
Turns out a horrid color. —> top with some sour cream or salsa and some bright, distracting red bell pepper
A whole bunch of cilantro? Really? Seems like a lot. Also, who soaks 1/2 cup of beans? 2009 was a wild year.
One more page? Yeah. One more page.
Page 30 - 2/19/10
Idea: Strawberry balsamic tiramisu
—> soak lady fingers in balsamic reduction
—> use same cream as regular tiramisu
—>top with smashed strawberries
Well…they can’t all be winners, can they?
There was also a business card for Cedar Mesa Pottery on that page.
You can’t unread this.