Who said Christmas ? ...
This year something strange happened. Christmas came and went and I barely noticed.
Yes we had all the Christmas stuff going on, I just didn't get all hyped about it. I remember one day saying laughing "Heck I think I will use this Christmas to plan the next Christmas". And so I looked in all these Christmas books and magazines. I had a great time but I didn't do much Christmas stuff myself....We didn't have snow but the weather was beautiful and gave me the upportunity to test my new lens: Nikkor 85 mm 1:1.8 D( Christmas gift from John ). Love the way it draws. Can´t wait using it a lot more.
Once in a while a get a little stuck in my work, not really knowing the direction. I have noticed a pattern: It seems that when I am a bit lost, I start cooking a lot. I find that rather strange... But that's the way it is.
Cooking for me is not really making one recipe but more to try to transform the recipe to something easier. I would like to have a repertoire of really easy and diverse dishes, but also some that can be changed with whatever you can find... like The overall structure of a curry : 600 g veggies, 400 g Chicken or other kind of meat, 1-3 tbsp of curry paste, 5 dl. coconut milk, 3 tbsp fish sauce, 3 tbsp sugar honey or other sweet stuff, some acid like lemon juice or vinegar... Other tastes that that can be used: Fresh ginger, peanut butter, tamarind, sweet chili or soy. Herbs : Basil or coriander... You got the picture ?
This year I will try to get the basics real straight. So tonight Panna cotta: Already made ( that's really an easy one... )just waiting to be served with mango and passion fruit syrup.
One day I found a lot of Tupperware at the local flea market, including this 70´s style container with little departments inside. I like the idea of having all the ingredients for a sandwich or the danish "smørrebrød" collected in one place.
But now I have to go chop a mango...
And last ( and a bit delayed ) but not least: Happy new year to all of you.
My new years intentional: Be more social and better dressed...
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