Thursday, September 16, 2010
Clockwise from top left: Popped amaranth salad with summer veggies and fresh goat cheese; upside-down tomato tart; grilled sockeye, arugula, and re-fried black beans with leeks and white wine; frozen Discovery Park blackberries.
I realized the other day that I barely post recipes anymore. This isn't due to a lack of cooking- I am in my kitchen cooking from scratch almost every single day. The problem is that I forget that it's exciting and new. It's just dinner- who cares, right? Most of my cooking is about using up the things that we have in our fridge and cupboards, and more often than not- I don't have a clue how much of what I put into a dish. That popped amaranth salad is actually from a few months ago, and I was so excited about sharing it- but then I never did. It seemed so simple, and so obvious that I felt a little like I might be insulting some of you by posting it here! I forget that everyone thinks and cooks differently, and often we don't think to change our routines unless prompted. My cooking style is unique to me, and my recipes are too. The recipes that I get the most excited about are the ones that use ingredients that I already know and love- but put them together in new (to me) ways.
I'm working on writing things down, taking more pictures, and remembering to share.