Wednesday, November 17, 2010
MORE THAN MINIMALLY CHEERED UP
I try to cook at least one tasty, healthy meal every day, and because I like to experiment, some days things don't work out so well. Today I made an awful lentil vegetable soup. I can't even explain all the ways I hated it, but the lentils not being soft was only the beginning. So I got depressed.
After feeling like a loser and a failure for an hour or so, I decided I needed some new inspiration and watched a few cooking videos at the Alice Water's Green Kitchen site. That cheered me some. But then a foody angel took over my computer and opened The NY Times Minimalist Video site, a site I never knew existed. Why not? I read the Times on the internet ALL THE TIME. Mark Bittman saved my day. Tomorrow I will wake up excited, go to the market, and cook once more. Thank you foody angel!
Meanwhile I wonder if I can fix my lentil soup by puréeing it in the blender....