Our families are involved in different things. Retired and in his seventies, my father is working to create a new ballet company. Jim’s father owns a cattle ranch. Jim majored in physics but is a software engineer and inventor.
Lately, I take care of the home. It has been a year since Jim created this blog for me. I was so scared at first, now some of my friends don’t email anymore and do facebook and I feel OK on the blog but facebook is something I want no part of.
Recipes. I’d like to do a book about family recipes and may have received that box a few days before our temporary move. It remains unopened, in storage, so you’ll have to wait as will I. If I do a really complicated recipe, I like to have it in front of me while cooking, otherwise, unless it’s baking, that’s not my interest, I’ll guess-timate after the first couple of times.
With a solid background in French cooking I skew towards southern France, Italy, Greece and the Mediterranean for ideas. Otherwise for Jim it’s some version of meat and potatoes, as he’s allergic to fish.
His technical books are about numerical recipes, mine are about food. But I didn’t bring one book with me on this short-term journey. I love my cookbooks and hope you’ll take a look because I chose the ones I feature judiciously. They’re in air-conditioned storage right now.
The balance is between us, physics and cooking, science and art, software and being a dog’s “mom” and taking care of a household. No, I never thought I’d be here, but living in the mountains for a couple of months isn’t a bad thing. As for boiling water for tea at high altitude, I chose Overstock’s electric Kaloric kettle, that comes with placemats and two mugs. It boils water in 1/4 the time it takes the gas stove to do so. Again, we’re living at high altitude so your results will differ.
I’m looking forward to my first surprise organic basket Wednesday morning so will do minimal shopping tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes…. Take care, Dee