I was looking forward to getting a new iPhone tomorrow, but apparently it’s been delayed. No idea why, but should have more details tomorrow.
Nothing to do with cooking I know, but I like my iPhone. Has some great recipe and cooking apps. I hoping at some point to write one for cookingjunkies.com
I’ve always thought that Vitamin water was a bit of a con, but recently a federal judge has ruled that it’s nothing but sugar water (what else would you expect from Coke?) and there’s nothing to back up their advertising claims.
It’s been 3 weeks since we’ve had a kitchen, it seems like we’ve been living like this forever. We have only a refrigerator and microwave setup in a bedroom and piles of boxes everywhere. Today we bought a whole bunch of microwavable meals, not frozen/tv dinners but not exactly what I’d call real food either. I’m at a loss without a kitchen and feel so disorganized that I can’t even prepare a meal as I don’t know where anything is and have no preparation space.
I really don’t know how people can do this for long periods of time. Friends of ours don’t use their stove/oven and cook all their meals in the microwave or have takeaways. Granted their oven does take 10 hours to bake a cake, but they have been living in the same house for 3 years and haven’t taken the steps to getting a new one. Perhaps I need to talk to them about kitchenless survival as they clearly only use theirs for storing cups, plates and as somewhere to put the fridge.
We are moving closer to getting a kitchen though. Today the painter started and made some progress with the first undercoat. He’s saying that he’ll be finished later this week, after which the builders can return to lay the wooden floor. All going well we should be able to cook again by the end of the month.
This whole experience has got me thinking though. When I used to cook I was never very inventive or imaginative. I took the easy route because of long days at work or not feeling up to spending hours in the kitchen. After this is all finished I aspire to try new recipes, introduce new ingredients and perhaps brush up my basics so I can build stronger skills. I have even thought about starting work an hour earlier so I can finish at 4pm and be able to rest before preparing dinner. Hopefully this will mean I will be able to enjoy cooking again and my family will be able to enjoy the food I prepare for them.
I’ve been reading a lot lately about nutrition and following a few studies, reading books etc. Something that is thrown around a lot at the moment is the China Study. Vegetarians and vegans use it to advocate their cause because the author reached the conclusion that eating meat in China has caused the population to become obese and caused an increase in disease.
I recently came across this critical analysis of the study where the raw data is used to dispute the study and argue that the author of the study came to an incorrect conclusion.
The China Study: Fact or Fallacy?
This is the start of a new blog, about cooking and food. I’ve been meaning to start this for a while, but have been busy renovating our kitchen. It’s weird writing about food and cooking all day and being unable to cook anything yourself.
Currently my wife and I are living on takeout and by the end of this I don’t know if I could ever face a burger again. Only another 2 weeks until the kitchen is installed and we can stop washing dishes in the bath. It’s been a fun experience, but not one I would repeat in a hurry.