I know it’s only Wednesday, but I am pretty certain that tonight’s supper will stand up as “strangest meal of the week” for at least several more days.
People do weird things when they are hungry. Tonight I returned home after a three-hour class and an hour commute, caught up on phone calls, emails, and packages, and then found the kitchen again. But I was hungry, so “quick” and “filling” moved far ahead of “elegant” and “creative. ”
Supper was mostly a replay of recent events:
- pan-grilled multigrain Tartine bread
- topped with black bean and roasted red pepper purées
- three Basque Piparras peppers on the side
- several glasses of Paola Bea 2010 Santa Chiara
- a new entrant in my late-night refrigerator kimchi stash: Wildbrine Arame Ginger Sauerkraut Salad (eaten directly from the container — I still have dishes left in the sink from lunch)
- a bowl of Collard Greens with Seitan Chorizo soup from a few days ago
- and small amounts of the remaining mushroom pieces, left from my production of an 18th-century British recipe for Mushroom Ketchup — which turned out pretty good.
Unifying themes — if there were any — were full-flavored (understatement), filling, and fast. I just wanted you to know that I don’t always cook like it’s a special event. At least this was all vegan.