Another pie, another pickle of cucumber, beets and hot pickled green beans; a filled puff pastry with kale, ricotta, smoked turkey; apple pie with apples from the farmers market; date cake; turkey chili.
My senses are overwhelmed. I’ve worked through my anxiety with cooking. Trying some new recipes. And even making some up.
I bought a turkey leg at the co-op to bake with a marinade. I made a vegetarian chili with the zucchini and green beans from Alicia’s garden, onion, corn, and added in shredded turkey; plus black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, a smidgen of cumin, and turmeric and oregano.
The kale and ricotta with smoked turkey was made with store bought crescent roll dough. French pastry is beyond my experience. It was really a treat of flavors. The kale was cut up in to small pieces and sauteed with onion in olive oil.
The pies and cake I share with friends. The rest are my pandemonium foods to sustain and keep me sane in the time of Covid, wildfires, hurricanes and…cooking becomes meditation for me.
I have friends who live from Southern Cal to Oregon an Washington state. They keep me up on their situations with the fires. It’s brutal to see. I was planning to see the redwoods again. I read that the redwood trees will recover, but it will take years. Climate change is here.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Have a good week wherever you find yourself.