When the Juices Flow
Jun. 23, 2012 10:55 am
Updated: Jun. 28, 2012 9:40 am
Since my "vacation" of late May, crazycook returned to his kitchen with a fury - intense NEEDS to cook. It hasn't seemed to matter just what is chruned out of the semi-insanity, as long as "stuff" is indeed bubbling in a pot, or baking in the oven. While
this is extremely theraputic (most of the time,) I do find it rather tiring also,which I guess just goes with me not having a chair handy upon which to park my rear (while waiting for water to boil, or the like...) Well, I do have two stools at my breakfast
bar, but of late, the bar and chairs have been piled high with junk, and barricaded from any plausible use!
I did clear off the entire bar and wipe away the months worth of Arizona dust, piling the junk up on the dining table, which has not seen any use of late either, btw... Now, I must simply organize the "stuff" that I will keep on the bar, to simply make enough
elbow room for a beverage, and a cookbook!
Unfortunately, with this vigor of rattling pots and pans, the rest of the house has fallen by the wayside... I've been going to strip my bed for a while, I need to clean floors (which I detest doing- made easier however with the purchase of a "shop vac!")
and poor Razzle is in desperate need of being taken to the vet for a pedicure! I truly am a "bad daddy," but when CrazyCook gets the bug, and "the juices flow," I can do nothing else... I simply, MUST COOK!
Enter, the WOK! I have yet to find a home for the WOK, so it sits atop the stove (in the way, unless I'm using it...) Lovingly, I spent hours the day it arrived, seasoning it as best I could figure (per directions, of course,) and have now produced only two
meals from it, both of which were delish! I am still "learning" the ins and outs... just how high a flame to light under it, which burner to use (I have 4 different "sizes,") and how long will it take to adequately cook certain sized foods... Last evening
resulted in chunks of carrot and celery that were barely cooked at all, while softer veg's such as the mushrooms which I added last, were well done. Experiment, and learn... I guess that's my motto. I've been asked just how I came to cook so well... truth
is, I learned out of necessity! Learn to cook, or go hungery... I also feel, that I can read, and follow directions, ergo, I CAN cook. Perhaps not with a chef's certainty that every meal with be "perfect," but definately with the confidence that it won't
feed the trash can or garbage disposal!
The urges are now gathering strength... but alas, from here, this blog post, I simply must get off my "rear," and work on bedding and floors, tackling an inch of dust in one room or three... cleaning a throw rug, or five... Housework seems neverending... but
then, so is the NEED to cook. There must be a balance in there somewhere, perhaps I'll find it one day, that I might spend an hour a day cleaning (other than the kitchen!) and spending the rest running errands that I might actually follow my heart's passion...
and COOK the rest of the day!
Till then, be happy, be healthy, and cook crazy!