To here. I felt like I started this blog under the pretense of cooking as a creative outlet, but honestly we haven’t been cooking anything spectacular or share-worthy lately. True, I did a couple posts on not food, but they always felt like they didn’t belong, and kind of contrived. A lot of random creativity has been crowding my mental archives, so I decided to start another blog with a broader focus, as sort of a repository for my thoughts and little creations. Hope you join me over there!
Hello, fall! Goodness, I really let this slide. It gives the impression that I didn’t cook anything, at least anything interesting, for the past 6 months. Sadly, this is true. Happily, it means that I spent the rest of my time having a wonderful summer which was full of travels, family, and driving. Lots of driving. Lots of this:
Simple greens, not Simple Green. Anyway. Greens have always been a staple in my family’s meals. More often than not, our meals would have three main components: rice, a meat dish, and greens. Mind you, these greens were never, ever raw (salad? What’s that?) unless already pickled, or used as a simple garnish.
So that was an awkward absence. But for good reasons (I think). In between the coconut thing and now, there was TAing, researching, thesis writing, thesis fiasco-ing, packing, last minute visiting, absolutely no cooking (shameful, and rather unappetizing by the end of it). And there was this:
So I picked this thing up at one of the undergraduate dining halls, which tends to have whole fruit and vegetables (tomorrow’s raw ingredients) hanging out in lovely displays. Usually I score a free orange or apple, but when I saw a coconut (tres exotique!), I had to grab one.
Have I got a surprise for you. It might look like just four jewel-bright cups…but WAIT! There’s more!