It has been too long since I last wrote about food. A lot has changed for me. Many good things. I have been practicing mindfulness and self-compassion, and let me tell you, it takes work and it is tough stuff. The rewards are big and even though I have tough days, they seem to be dwindling in comparison to my good days. I have so much to be grateful for in this life.
A wonderful turn of events is that my boyfriend is trained as a chef and has taken courses in photography while at art school. So, guess who will be contributing with me in this little blog within the blogosphere? He will. He made the most lovely ox tail soup. Made it with plenty of vegetables and what he says is the best part of a cow, the tail. It makes a tasty and rich broth. I bought some local multigrain bread and buttered it to accompany the soup. Was darn good, too.
In any case, I have been cooking less and eating well. I do the dishes and slip in a simple meal here and there. A fair trade. I have learned some neat tricks in the kitchen from my mate. Such as: when to add ingredients to a pot, when to set things aside, how novel! How long produce and meat is acceptably good for is longer than I am ready to accept (hint: the expiry date does not tell the whole truth) and I have tried new foods. He calls his work peasant food, but being trained as a french chef, I think it is all delicious and fancy. It is like the secret ingredient is knowing how to cook!
So, here's to nicer food pics and new recipes on the blog. I hope you stay tuned for more regularly timed posts!