The past couple of weekends have been all about cooking. The weeks have been all about writing (and a crappy but necessary work project). There's no "where I've been" post in two weeks now because I haven't been anywhere; I've been writing. That's good. I hope. Though it is making me cranky when I get pulled away from it to do other things, and I am consumed with worry that I am going to finish my outline far shy of the wordcount I want. I am discarding a fair amount of the alpha text as I rewrite. We shall see.
On to the food. I still need to type up some recipes, but I can at least get the links out of the way. I did indeed make chicken vindaloo, and it was awesome, very close to restaurant quality. I think next time I will use thighs on the bone, and I suspect that will make them ever closer. To go with it were Penang Pickled Vegetables, or as close as I could get with what I had on hand. Those were also very good. So was the Salmon Chipotle Chowder (as you can see, it was a spicy weekend!). I would make all of these again without hesitating.
The soup project has gone off the rails a bit, even though I got some pretty new bowls from Crate & Barrel. I may get back on track this weekend, but we shall see.
And a few more photos, to catch me up. I am a bad 365er; I have missed many days now, but I'm trying.
|365 #23 Yet another view of Boston. I wanted to get the shadows, but I was talking to a co-worker and missed the time.|
|365 #24 Buying spree at Harvard Book Store|
|365 #25 Cheddar-Chive Bread via Dorie Greenspan - it rocks|
|365 #26 Dinosaurs|
|365 #27 New C&B bowls|
|365 #28 Days getting longer|
|365 #29 Miriam 4 months|
|365 #29 The trees can tell|
|365 #30 Public discussion on art restoration in the Red Line|
|365 #31 Mussel shell in a snowbank on First St., Cambridge. I have no idea.|