Golden Milk


* 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage or almond milk
* 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
* 1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
* 1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
* 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Recommend simmering for at least 15 mins. Add the honey after.

Finally got around to using the potatoes for something other than pomme frites or purΓ©e. Cooking up Tortilla in honor of our friends in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. We hope to see you when it's safe to travel.

@JadeJitsu Probably at least in part because times like this, you tend to focus on the things you CAN do something about.

And hey, good food almost always makes things more tolerable. πŸ™‚

Trying to keep myself happy by baking and not use too much of any ingredients in one dish. Found this lovely, low resource sponge cake: 200g flour, 150g sugar, 2 eggs, 125ml milk, 100g butter, 1tsp baking powder, pinch of salt, few drops of vanilla. Mix dry ingredients, then wet, then together. Pour in pan and top off with any frozen fruit you may have, I used raspberries. Anyone got something similarly enjoyable and low-resource to share?

First home baked bread since the lockdown. Hungarian potato PogΓ‘csa with gouda baked in. I've been cooking and reading a lot more these days. A lot of self-reflection. Contemplating the kind of world I want for myself and my loved ones.

We've stocked up on the basics. Flour, yeast, potatoes, dried beans, grains, dried/cured meats, eggs. Since our mobility is limited. We've had to adjust our shopping habits drastically. What are some of your strategies for these virus days/daze?

covid-19, health advice which I need to take myself 

OK, so, there's a bunch we can't control about the current pestilence, and you've all heard the advice to wash your hands by now.

Another thing, which you might not have considered, is to ensure you get a bunch of sleep. If you get this thing you want to go in rested and calm, not exhausted and strung out.

If you can, put the internet down. Do your teeth and stuff. Maybe read a paper book for a bit. Go to bed. Sleep early, sleep often.

covid-19, health advice which I need to take myself 

I know this isn't always easy. I know it's occasionally very tough. I know you have a Whole Bunch of stuff to do.

I'm not saying it's your fault if you can't get more rest! It isn't. We need a different society.

But I am saying, if you are in a position to do so, this is a great time to really prioritise sleep.

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Roasted Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps for dinner.

Rotisserie Chicken (chilled)
Tomato diced
Avocado diced
Pepper diced
Egg hard boiled and diced
Home made mayonnaise:
olive oil
lime juice

Served on Bib Lettuce with sliced pear

Back in Prague. Made Chia pudding using Aroy-D coconut milk(original) sweetened using date paste. Served with toasted almonds-cashews-walnuts-coconut, sliced banana, raspberries and blueberries.

> The exhortation β€œlearn to code!” has its foundations in market value. β€œLearn to code” is suggested as a way up, a way out. β€œLearn to code” offers economic leverage, a squirt of power. β€œLearn to code” goes on your resume.

> But let’s substitute a different phrase: β€œlearn to cook.” People don’t only learn to cook so they can become chefs. Some do! But far more people learn to cook so they can eat better, or more affordably, or in a specific way. Or because they want to carry on a tradition. Sometimes they learn just because they’re bored! Or even becauseβ€”get thisβ€”they love spending time with the person who’s teaching them.

I'm reminded of the stories about top chefs who come home to microwave dinners and frozen pizzas because after a day cooking commercially, who wants to do it at home?

There are times when I miss having a job that was physically taxing, but not mentally taxing so I could come home to code at home and work on my own home-cooked-apps.

Our local grocer had some beautiful grapefruit and mandarins from Turkey. A delicious simple sunny breakfast that brings Florida to my mind. A little salt n pepper and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil on sliced avocado and the simple becomes sublime.

An American Breakfast in the Carpathians:

Blueberry Pancakes with Egg β€œSunny-side Up” and Bacon.

Didn’t have buttermilk so I improvised with Greek yoghurt.

Basic Buttermilk Pancake ingredients:

1 cup of flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 large egg

1 cup buttermilk

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