I haven't been posting much about cooking and food recently...mainly because the things I've been eating and cooking have been fairly mundane and not really 'blog worthy'. There are some other reasons, too. Like the fact that I have no idea what temperature my oven is set to when I use it. I think the settings can best be described as hot, really hot and off. Or maybe because I have lots of things that don't really turn out since I have no measuring spoons and just have to guess how much is a tablespoon. A year ago, I was excited about pickled grapes and almond brownies made with a double boiler and bread kneaded with my mixer. I have a lot of recipes bookmarked for 'someday when I live in the US again and my things aren't packed away in boxes in my parents' basement'.
In the meantime, I've been trying to appreciate the simple things and realize that even though they don't have a fancy recipe to accompany them, they're still tasty and picture-worthy. Take today's lunch, for example. At the simplest level, it was a turkey sandwich on wheat bread. However, it was also a turkey sandwich with beautiful green avocado and bright red tomatoes and yellow mustard. Simple, tasty, pretty.
I've been learning to see the beauty in the mundane as I continue one of my New Year's goals of taking at least one picture every day. I'm proud to say that I'm still on track with 47 pictures (have 47 days already passed?). Some days I have too many things to photograph and other days I really have to search for the picture of the day. It's stretching my creativity and also helping me to develop my photography skills. Check out the set on Flickr if you're interested.
I'll be posting some new knitting projects soon and when I'm lacking in the recipe department, perhaps I'll post some pictures of my mundane meals. I can't wait to get back in the kitchen with my gadgets and appliances and tools, but in the meantime I'll be content with the simple pleasures of a homemade sandwich for lunch.