Write about anything I like? How about Food?

And Roy G. Biv at the top of this post.

Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colors of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word or image.

I was tempted to use the picture of the Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies [no they aren’t rainbow chips] but I don’t own the copyright so you will have to click to see them and the recipe on Katrina’s Kitchen.   There is also a nice idea for sugar cookies on there too.

I’m not making them.  I’m thinking about making some flour tortillas.  If you haven’t tried it, you should. You would never go back to that lousy stuff they sell in the supermarket.   I had an excellent recipe but all I can find is TOH’s Mayonnaise Cake. If I hadn’t just ran out of Mayo, I would be making that.  The cake is dark, rich and moist.  Trust me you will never know there is mayo in it   I can’t tell you anything about the brown sugar frosting, I haven’t made that.

The easiest, fastest way to save money is to make things from scratch if you have the time.  It’s a great mediation tool too.  Like Will, I use it to meditate.  Your mind can’t be elsewhere when you are slicing and dicing.   And what I make tastes a hell of a lot better than what they sell in the store.

Take those Tortillas.  I had a recipe I really liked and of course, I can’t find it.  So I am looking through the recipes on the net to see what appeals to me and sounds familiar.   The recipes call for 2 to 4 cups of flour.  Some take lard, some take oil.    TOH’s Tortilla recipe takes olive oil, flour, water, and a bit of salt.   That’s not what I am looking for at them moment so I kept looking.  My strong contenders for the day is the  Best Ever Homemade Flour Tortilla  and What’s Cooking America’s Version. I’m not sure which will win at the moment. I found my tortilla press I purchased after I tried my homemade ones in February.  No you don’t need one but it makes quick work of making them so you can make a bunch and freeze for your convenience.  Poof, instant homemade tortillas.

I cook.  I have been cooking, as I said, since Granny held me on that chair and let me flip the pancakes.  I was also lucky.  Instead of the Grocery store crap kids today grow up on for the most part, I grew up on  a farm.  All the vegetables came out of our garden.  My sister and her family was the same way.  When my one niece went in the Army, she called her sister to say “Did you know they sell corn in stores?”  She thought they grew it because it wasn’t available for purchase.  Not a bad thing to be considering what they dump in or spray on our food now and claim it is progress.   Yep, I am one of those people who thing Big Ag is lying their asses off about stuff.   I do know homegrown heirlooms beat cardboard supermarket crap by a mile.  I have peppers, Juniata Tomatoes,  Buckbee’s 50 Day tomatoes and a salad blend sprouting now.   I want real tomatoes not cardboard.

Am I a “Foodie”?  No.  I just like to eat good tasting food not crap.   Am I an aspiring chef?  Hades no.  You want to eat, get your ass behind a stove.  I don’t need that crap.   I cook because I like to cook.  Will’s recipes are mine.  In my other books cooking also plays a part of my characters.  Why?  Because I cook.    I’m not the best at it but I’m damn good at it and I know what I am doing.   I learned to cook.  I don’t follow recipes.  I take a recipe and make it mine.  I can promise you that the recipe I use today for that tortilla will eventually become mine from all my tweaks.

What can I say.  It’s fun.  Even if you are use dye in your cookie dough.   A red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet butter cake sounds more interesting… hum…

Edited to add:  And the What’s Cooking America was the winner.  The Tortilla turned out very nice.


2 thoughts on “Write about anything I like? How about Food?

  1. I remember as a kid going into the veggie garden and picking cherry tomatoes right off the plant and eating them there. 😀

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