Anyway. I've been cooking up a storm of late! My parents are part of a farm-share, so for the first time in a long time I have ample fresh produce - and, most awesomely, produce where I don't really know what I'm getting till I get it, which necessitates creativity. Things I've made in the past two weeks or so:
-Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew)
-Bibimbap (Korean rice/vegetable bowl)
-Crab cakes with a v. salty (but still delicious!) aioli
-My signature lemon basil cookies
-Pasta puttanesca (So easy! This is seriously my go-to lazy/cheap pasta recipe. My particular tip? If someone you're cooking for hates anchovies, use tuna - the flavor is much broader and less delicate, less distinctively puttanesca, but it's also more broadly appealing.)
-Beet and goat cheese salad
-Lemon-garlic chicken breasts with a white wine shallot sauce. Man, I marinated these chicken breasts with an extra-strong marinade because I got started on them late and then I ended up falling asleep and then they ended up marinating overnight and I was freaking out but then, SURPRISE, BEST EVER.
-Green chile stew, A NEW MEXICO TRADITION
-Enchiladas with homemade chile verde sauce.
If anyone wants a recipe, I definitely write them out. Joan, my friend from New York, actually just FedExed me this absolutely precious recipe binder as a gift and a way to remember her by - since she can't cook for beans, she's told me I have to make a cookbook for her so that she can learn. So that's my new resolution - to actually write down the recipes of what I cook, rather than just improvising.
Anyway, thank you all for your constant well-wishes. You guys are such darlings, and I just want to thank everyone for being so sweet even though I'm a lame who's neglected all of you for like the past two years. SUCH LOVE.