All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~John Gunther

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Sorry for my intense and obvious lack of posting, y'all...

I haven't cooked in a month. No joke. I boiled some pasta and put pesto on it the other day, but that was a major event. And I had purchased the pesto at the store.

I am hoping this isn't a permanent state of affairs... look for a post from me next time I cook...

xoxoqueen of ellipses

and now, a word from my mother

"You are of course a genius inventive cook. Do you know where I always keep/kept the ginger? Right, in the freezer. But I cooked so seldom you probably thought it was a relic from Pennsylvania."

so it looks like my happy accident may have been genetically engineered. whatevs.

(I'm currently pre-heating the oven and waiting for my rosemary-whole wheat bread to rise. it's a nice afternoon activity.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

ginger breakthrough

I think I discovered something brilliant. possibly.

a while back my ginger fell off of the top of the fridge into my freezer. I discovered it about a month ago. at the time, I couldn't think of a reason why I should or should not take the ginger out, most likely because I was contemplating something else, like where I put my jeans. (in the underwear drawer, btw.)

well, tonight I needed the ginger to make spicy sweet potato and coconut soup. the recipe required 2 inches of ginger peeled and thinly sliced. I personally hate doing minced or finely cut ginger because ginger, my friends, is a hairy beast. it is fibrous in such a way that makes it very difficult to slice it with any sort of elegance.

not so with frozen ginger! I was able to cut the knob into slivers of slices. so easy! so simple! I think that, from now on, I will put some ginger into the freezer maybe a day before I plan on using it. it will make my life a much better place.

my only concern is that there is some detrimental effect upon the ginger from the freezing. does anyone know of one? or some other reason why this is a really stupid idea?