So…I’ve been absent a while, and that’s because I moved. A long way. It was at least four states away, I stopped keeping track when people started getting confused and frightened when I tried to order sweet tea.
And as much as I wanted to take a few hours out of my
day three weeks to bake up something tasty, put a few little snarky comments in the recipe, and tie it all up with some mediocre and poorly-lit photos, instead I had to spend that time forcing a 64 square foot kitchen into a couple of strategically taped-together cardboard boxes. And then haul those boxes down three flights of stairs. Turns out a box full of cast-iron and glass is pretty goddamned heavy. Who knew? (I did. I knew.)
I’ll spare you the rest of the kvetching: I’m fully moved now, I’m in Illinois, and the decidedly bigger kitchen (with an island!) is mostly operational, so that means treats are comin’, and they’re comin’ fast. Mostly because I have roommates now. Hungry roommates who don’t seem to understand that I can’t make the oven work faster by waving my spatula at it and cursing.
It’s basically going to look like a frosting-covered version of Valhalla in here, and I’m gonna have the pictures to prove it. Steel yourselves, people.
And steal yourself this week’s bite-sized beat: it’s Lemon Grass, from the one and only MF DOOM.