Friday, November 25, 2011

holy landed

it is my goal, on this 25th day of the month of november, to have at least one blog post entered for nov 2011. i've been writing this humble blog for just over a year and have yet to skip an entire month, i'll be damned if i let it happen now.
the problem, and it may sound like quite the luxurious problem, is that since moving to israel at the beginning of the month i have hardly cooked an egg for myself. 
eating out in restaurants, from the lowliest to the highliest, is such an absolute pleasure in this country, that it has kind of replaced my love of cooking with the much more passive appreciation of other people's love of cooking. same goes for home-cooked meals prepared by family and friends. it's all so good here! i could should just photograph and talk about the unbelievable meals i've eaten here.
there must be something in the water. or in the lack thereof. i can't tell.
another impediment to my own cooking has been the absence of a kitchen. well, my own kitchen.
i can lend a hand and chop some veggies and here and there make a small executive cooking decision, but the kitchen is a sacred place and i dare not ambush and seize its use for my own ends. oh, and i am spoiled.

i managed to usurp power, just for one night, of a friend's kitchen and make a thai green curry with veggies and chicken on rice. coconut milk, green curry paste, and garlic as the base. eggplant, carrot, broccoli, zucchini, and mushrooms as the veggies. chicken breast as protein. topped with tasty fresh cilantro, chopped peanuts, and a squeeze of lime juice. all on a bed of white rice.

it was not only awesome to be back behind the burner, but also to have another set of hands washing, peeling, and cleaning up beside me.
until i get a kitchen of my own, i will certainly be in (several) good hands.