When I’m not working, blogging, or pondering the vast openness of the Universe, I am COOKING. Cooking seems to have replaced painting for me. It’s my therapy.
Ironic, I must say, that our mothers and grandmothers spent decades trying to break OUT of the Kitchen, and OUT of the cycle of childbirth that was so expected of women in their day. (And Now I am trying the BREAK IN!!!)
Perhaps it is because it is my CHOICE that I love it. Mixing flavors and smells in my kitchen, often with the fire alarm trilling off (Really! It’s a small apartment!). Breaking Bread with someone I love….
I’d like to share some of the recipe’s I’m creating with YOU. Being a Newlywed, I’m always out to try to impress myself with my newfound domesticity. It’s an urban, rustic kind of domesticity, and in the end I usually have made a mess everywhere. But to me it’s like being three again and making mudpies at the beach, it’s like sculpture, or painting with color and flavor.
So enjoy. (I promise this will taste better than a mudpie!)
This is the first of a series of Recipes (Therapies) I shall offer you. I will always test my invention first, and I won’t share it if it’s too complex or WEIRD. The theme for today is “In Season”. Imagine a fruit dripping ripely on the vine. It’s the middle of August so Berries and Bok Choy are at their height of flavor in New England. (Why a delicate Chinese green loves to grow in hearty New England soil I’ll never know!)
My husband and I just became members of a farm-coop called Enterprise Farms (http://www.enterpriseproduce.com/) and they have joined forces with Metro Pedal Power to deliver the farm picked veggies fresh to your door –Via Tri-cycles (http://metropedalpower.com/about/csa-and-local-produce) Now lazy city folk like me can enjoy the abundance of the harvest via pick up —or delivery!
Now I’m not a “crunchy” kinda career girl, but I have to tell you, when I first saw that succulent pint of blueberries, and those gorgeous greens I kinda broke out in a sweat.
I’ve appropriately named this Series “Vixen in the Kitchen” (That’s you babe!)