Well, that time is upon us again: I am back in Spain with very few restaurants to choose from, no one to cook for me, and cold, rainy fall weather setting in. You know what that means:
I am already compiling a list of new recipes to try this year, including:
-blueberry muffins (that sounds easy until you realize there are no blueberries here!)
-homemade pizza (and crust, of course)
-various chicken recipes (vesuvio? marsala?)
-soup! as well as my favorite stew…mmmm
-and BREAD! all kinds of bread! homemade, kneaded-by-hand bread!!! Challah, cheese bread, grain bread, fruit bread…so many breads to choose from!
-and, as can never be forgotten….COOOOOOOKIES!
As you can see, I am very excited. Most of my cooking these days revolves around trying to create and alter recipes so that Carlos will eat them, because Carlos does not like:
-garlic (of course, anything worth eating has copious amounts of both onion AND garlic)
-pasta with holes (don’t ask why)
-cream (which means no cream sauces, creamy dips, etc.etc.)
-almost everything else
He does like:
-aparagus (the white kind that comes pickled in cans of vinegar…yuck!)
-artichokes (the most ridiculous, least-flavorful vegetable ever created)
-beets (need I say more?)
So, it gives me a little challenge, and an extreme sense of satisfaction when he actually likes something. Anyways, onward ho! To the kitchen, I say! Go forth and sautee!
…it’s pretty sad how much I love food.