We didn’t really know what to have for dinner, but we also had a lot of random vegetables that we had to eat before they went off. One pepper… another single potato… an aubergine… a fennel… What to do with all these bits and pieces?
The answer, obviously: roast all of them in the oven! Continue reading “Roasting all the things”
We attended this afternoon workshop at their Borough Market baking school a few weeks ago. It was actually my Christmas present, but we have been so busy lately that we could only find time in March to do it!
It was really fun, the teacher was absolutely phenomenal and enthusiastic, and I am really embarrassed to admit that I did not remember her name, but thank you, Teacher!
I was a bit scared about baking because I have tried to bake breads in the past and they always ended up really flat and tough. But the workshop helped me realise what my main issues were:
- not enough time or the wrong environment for the yeasts to do their business,
- often, the capital sin: adding more flour instead of kneading more when the dough is sticky.
- I wasn’t really kneading!
And now I’m not terrified about baking anymore! 🙂
Note: I’m not from Thailand, so please excuse any horrible things I did to your (sort of) national dish 🙂
I had a horrible day/week, and was really upset by various things that had happened, so I decided the best way to leave that behind me was to focus on cooking something comforting.
Somehow I thought of green curry, but I had not cooked this in a very long time—would I still remember how to do it?
For extra challenge, I decided to try and make it vegan, which is not very hard as the only ingredient from animal source is the chicken. I replaced it with tofu instead. Done!
I was pretty absent from this blog during March. My apologies!
Since the last post, I underwent a dental surgery (ew) which prevented me from eating “grown up food” for a couple weeks, as I literally had a hole on my gum (!) and my jaw hurt.
Then when things were settling down I started wearing clear dental braces, which prevented me from eating “solid-ish” food for a couple more days as my teeth and jaw were sore, and made me develop new food ingestion strategies. I think I might write about these as they might be useful for other people in my situation (and their relatives and friends). But not now.
It’s been a while until I have settled down again, as there have also been lots of other events happening-trips to places, visiting new restaurants, attending a baking course… the lot!
Hopefully I can go back to a normal-ish schedule. Or at least a more frequent posting schedule. That would please me already as I have so much to write about in my mental backlog!