Where the heck have I been? Seriously, I want to know. 2013 seems to be flying by me in a high-speed blur. All I remember is that there an awful lot of nights spent in hotels, home cooked meals have been few and far between and, as you may have noticed, I’ve been a pretty pathetic Dorista.
So thank goodness for make-up week, because boy, do I have some recipes to make up. This will be a small dent in my FFwD To Do list.
First, do you still remember May? Back when we were all still happy about the slightest hint of warm weather and not complaining about the heat? Back when asparagus was in season? My memory is faint, but I have pictures on my computer of Asparagus Soup topped with creme fraiche, chives, and strips of ham, and I have a note in my book which reads, “yummy!”. So I guess that just about sums that up.
Somewhere along the line I also made Dieter’s Tartine. Many Germans use the word Abendbrot for their evening meal, which literally translates as “evening bread”. In fact, Abendbrot is not at all uncommon in my house after a long day. In addition to Dorie’s original recipe, I also whipped up a few other favorites. I find that the key lies in a good quality loaf of bread. So long as I have good bread, even the most mundane toppings can work.
Hopefully my schedule settles down soon and I can find more time to hang out in the kitchen. I’m missing it and my fellow Doristas.