Do you ever find yourself in a ‘break everything’ jag? No, I’m not referring to an over-the-top post break-up “Girl Smash!” mode or the super cute I-still-think-I’m-fourteen-style tantrum. I’m talking about those stretches when everything you touch seems to break. You get a saucer from the cupboard, it winds up on the floor. You pick up the apparently overloaded basket you used to store magazines, the handle unravels in your hand. You leave your favourite hat in a cab. And, to add insult to injury, you break your favourite bottle opener and your beer is trapped forever…Not really, where’s there’s a will there’s a way. When this type of bad luck hits you there really is only one answer: potatoes, the ultimate comfort food. And what should you do with said potatoes? Make this Aged Cheddar Potato Soup with Sautéed Apples.
Long before the world discovered, and fell in love with Pinterest, I was happily piling all manner of food items into bowls. Yes, before deconstructed burritos and smoothie bowls became THE things to post, I had a theory that everything tasted better in a bowl. A theory I tested thoroughly throughout my university years. I was so passionate about my bowl theory that I even did a lightning sketch of a logo for my bowl-centric restaurant in the margins of my uni notebook. Apparently, cubism wasn’t holding my attention that day.
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! I hope you all have some bubbly chilling and your shiny resolutions on delay because this is the last day of the holiday season when calories and alcohol percentages don’t count. So, whoop it up and deal with the consequences tomorrow. I swear it won’t be that bad and even if it is these Chipotle Baked Eggs with Black Beans will make it all better. Well, most of it. Baked eggs are shit at removing tattoos, so adorn with discretion.
When I was a kid, I was all about Christmas traditions. And I made a tradition out of everything. It got so bad that for a few years my family’s Christmas was nothing short of choreographed. Any alteration would be met with tears – talk about holding your nearest and dearest emotionally hostage.🙄 Thankfully, I got over this obsessive preservation of some long forgotten “perfect” Christmas and embraced flexibility. And today’s Lacinato Kale Salad with Sake Poached Shiitakes and Clementines is a monument to that flexibility.