E is for Eating

Dessert first!

Eating is something I have always loved to do and still love to do. I enjoy most foods: veggies, fruits, grains, meats, sweets, etc :)
This may not be what most people call fun, but I really enjoy it.

I like baking and cooking food and I really love eating it! I’m a grazer while I cook, so often times I’m full by the time everyone else is ready to eat.

I still believe the best way to eat a mango or watermelon is to sit on the back porch in the sunny afternoon with juice dripping down to my elbows and being so sticky and gross that I have to wash my arms in the watering hose outside.
Not every food has to be enjoyed via elbow ingestion, but some of the best experiences are where you can really dive into the food.

don't forget the turkey

Much like cooking and baking I really love to eat with other people. I will go to the extent of skipping an actual meal (only snacking) if I can’t find anyone to eat lunch with me.

I cannot express to you the joy of my taste buds when I first ate Indian food. Curry and lassi melting on my tongue. I ate very slowly, taking sips of icy water to clean my pallet between bites and reintroduce the spicy flavor to my mouth with each forkful.

Eating: You have to do it so often during your life time why not enjoy it? Add a bit of garlic or red pepper and really enjoy the food you’re eating.

B is for Baking/Day Seventy-Four: Bah-Bakin’

loaves of awesome

Besides Blogging, Boardgames, Bubble Baths and Bocce (Bot-chi), I love to bake! I don’t feel that I make enough time for myself for baking, but it’s really really fun. Kneading bread should really be in its own fun category, it’s a work out and tons of fun at the same time.

Not just baking bread, but also…

broccoli/cheese/rice cassThis is one of my favorite comfort foods. Also, it is ridiculous how easy this is to make. Simply throw all of it in the baking dish and give it a few minutes in the oven.

blackberry cobbler

I also like baking sweet stuff from time to time. This is a picture of the cobbler I made last summer using the blackberries on our farm. It was a “drop cobbler” recipe in which spoonful sized bits of dough is dropped among the berries, sugar and cream. Much more even and there wasn’t that evil “crust” area that is so often neglected in pie crusts and some cobblers.

Did I mention I also love photographing my baking projects?