a bit over 20,500 – that’s how many days i’ve been alive.
taking away the first couple of years when pablum was on the menu, and some off for illness, fasting, traveling, weird schedules, late lunches and just-not-hungry, i’d say that’s about 19,000 dinners.
and taking away restaurants, my mother, college, and other folks in the household, probably about 14,000 or so cooked by me. the number is kind of hard to fathom. but not surprising that it’s sometimes a challenge to think of what to cook!
so no, today isn’t a special day, it’s just one of those many thousands, and thinking of them all, the idea of capturing a year’s worth in photos doesn’t seem quite so daunting.
so we’re starting here, 15 november 2012, the first dinner picture for the next 365 days. some days i may be fasting, but if so, it’ll be whatever’s on the table even if i’m not eating. sometimes it will be restaurants, sometimes it may be in other countries or at others’ tables. but it will be a record. i may post recipes and i may not. the photos will be what they will be – our dining area is not blessed with the greatest lighting, but i’ll do my best. in general, i’m not planning on commentary other than to say what was on the menu, since it’s not always evident, although i may break that rule on occasion.
(clicking on the pictures in the post will take you to flickr, where there may be additional pictures…)
fallback – pesto, gluten free pasta, carrot-radish salad with garlic and dill. … Continue reading
fried chicken (brined and rice flour coating) and thick cut potatoes, purple cabbage steamed with caraway seeds, frisee salad with lemon vinaigrette. … Continue reading
whew, catching up – time got away from me. fell down on the job a bit also as i missed a few photo ops. dinner on 22nd, an unmemorable roasted salmon and salad. we don’t have the luxury of wild-caught, … Continue reading
after the rigors of the wednesday market (a kilo of this veg, a kilo of that fruit – it adds up, walking home), the fallback dinner – pasto with pesto. plus these beautiful radishes. grateful for availability of bunches of … Continue reading
we are decidedly a chicken family. last night’s dinner – – some had chicken wings, some had roasted veggies, some had both. there was salad, too, and a sudden reference to kettle corn on a friend’s facebook page produced an … Continue reading
one of those nights. one of us fasting, one out, one a grilled cheese and some chips. i may put an empty plate on flickr…
anti-oxidant evening, with chicken. blanched nettles, swiss chard and beet tops, then sauteed in olive oil with garlic. chicken rubbed with garlic and herb salt, sauteed in oil with a little butter, pressed with a heavy weight in the pan. … Continue reading
saturday night – other things to do today (make kefir, kombucha, granola, pancake breakfast, errands, etc, etc). so a simple dinner, not much cooking, and with major assistance in the kitchen (thanks!). store bought tortellini (which we were grateful to … Continue reading
pumpkin coconut (vegetarian) biryani, with biryani spice from india and coconut cream via friends from singapore; cucumber mint raita; fried sole from the fish market in kadikoy; store bought potato slices, baked, for those who can’t have fried fish without … Continue reading
salee au fromage – swiss style quiche (less egg, more cheese) with a mix of turkish cheeses and swiss chard, frisee (curly endive) salad with lemon vinaigrette. … Continue reading