Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Seaweed salad - closeup, originally uploaded by maisnon.

A few little threads are pulling together for me:

(1) The apartment is coming along ... slowly, slowly. I have an eat-in kitchen rather than a dining room. For some reason, this makes me want to have people over. I can nearly picture a guest sitting at the (non-existent) dinner table telling me a story, as I pull something out of the (not-yet-christened) oven.

(2) I just finished reading "You're Not You." First of all, RECOMMEND. Second, cooking plays a large part in it. I'm a big fan of the right level of description, and here we get Steinbeck-style description of food, rather than of locale.

(3) I think I'm sick of eating predominately from the Trader Joe's food group. Trader Joe's will always be my homie, but I want more. I miss the process: the washing, chopping, measuring, mixing, sauteing, roasting, etc. etc. I miss taking things from raw ingredients to plated items.

I used to be a very decent cook, and I think I could be again.


i like to sleep...and eat... said...

I can see you as an epicurean...
Yeah, I'm all about the TJ's food group. That and the other people's leftovers group. Being a student is GRAND!

tamasha said...

Lovely depth of field in that shot.

chai said...

i'm hungry just looking at that salad.