Notes From the 6CD Kitchen

First off, I haven't forgotten about you, dear readers. My recent move was relatively painless and I am in the process of getting my new apartment whipped into shape. I know that there are some people out there asking "where's the recipe this week?" "What about the blood oranges you promised to tell us about two weeks ago?" All in due time, my friends.

My excuse this week, aside from the mountains of boxes I must sift through and finding homes for each one's contents, is a mildly frustrating one. For those of you who know me personally, you know that I got a new apartment because my previous landlord lacked the knowledge (as well as funding) to complete even the simplest repair. So when I moved into my new pad, I was excited to know that everything would be working just great. Everything that is, but the oven/stove. Yup. Not hooked up to the gas line. So, deciding not to rely on the microwave for my meals, there has been very little cooking this week. Preparing cold cereal counts as cooking, right? Right?

But, fear not as the new (and decidedly more competent) landlord will be around this weekend to take care of everything. I have so much more faith in him. Let's hope he lives up to my expectations.

In the meantime, I have a request for you. Every week I offer you a new dish. Sometimes I hear back from readers (both near and far) about their culinary adventures. So, since I am sorry to say that I have no recipe for you this week, I thought I'd give you the chance to tell me about yours. What have you been cooking lately? Anything totally amazing? Something that changed the way you view your food / you life / your pets? Anything so awful you cringe at the very thought of it? Let me know! I'm all ears and I've got an empty plate.


Sally said...

Hmm. I made a sweet potato/rice/mushroom concoction a couple years ago that was absolutely awful. First mistake was the mushrooms. Second, and more serious, error was to include capers. It was pretty gross, and to this day I avoid mixing rice and mushrooms. Evan and I took to calling the dish Yam Surprise, and I still allude to it whenever I make something with a mix of ingredients I'm not entirely confident will mesh together.

Unknown said...

While I'm rather tolerant of most dishes, I can attest that "Yam Surprise" was indeed downright catastrophic. I'm inspired to one day make a meal with such poor taste, with the added challenge of leaving out the capers.

Angie said...

This is boring in comparison to yam surprise (and doesn't actually involve cooking) but a good summer fallback for me. Every lunch and dinner at the dig house in Turkey has the standard cucumber tomato side dish. It's equal parts diced cucumber and tomato with a little parsley, olive oil, lemon, and salt. It's simple and light and good in hot weather. No culinary wowser but one of my favorites. I had it with a hot dog cookout tonight!