Sunday, August 16, 2009

How about them...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Blog therapy

I'm sitting at Uptown Espresso grading papers and realizing: I need to reduce my workload-induced anxiety. I find I can't enjoy things I would normally enjoy (grading papers for instance, believe it or not), because I can't ignore the tension associated with wondering how I'm going to get everything else done (most of which I would enjoy too, if I just had sufficient time).

It seems silly that while my life is filled with activities I really love to do, I just can't enjoy them because there are just too many. (For example, I'll be cutting this post short...)

Hmmm, need to work on this. Can't reduce the load so much, so I'll just adjust my attitude. Somehow.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Recipe themes

Just grabbed my recipe in-box stack, which has probably been accumulating for more than a year, to find a specific recipe for a black bean/corn salad I made a while ago. Of course it was on the bottom of the pile, but it was fun to leaf through and realize how many recipes are not-so-distant relations. My food/cooking tastes pretty much boil down to:

Grilly sandwiches
Vegetable soups (roasted, Italian wedding, spicy, tomato, asparagus)
Salads (roasted butternut squash, roasted tomatoes, etc.)
Chicken with green chiles
Chicken with ginger, honey, garlic, sesame oile, soy sauce, or some such combo.
Pumpkin (bread, biscotti, rice, custard, pancakes, you name it)
Banana pudding, bread
Apple tarts
Fried green tomatoes
Hot spiced wine