Friday, April 29, 2011

April Community Kitchen Digest

It was great! The food was delicious, and even though there was a lot for everyone to do, it seemed like no one broke a sweat. I'm glad. But at the same time, unrest stirs in my heart.

You guys are all too good. 

I should have expected that eventually it would get too easy for you to just follow my recipes. Since that day has come, let me tell you how the Pike Market Community Kitchen is going to go from now on:

The New Paradigm
-I won't write any recipes for you to follow anymore. 

-I will buy a variety of nice things to cook, and it will be up to you all to figure out what to do with it.I will be there for advice or to answer questions, but I'm done telling you all what to cook. You tell me. 

-Consider it extended training in making really good meals out of whatever you can find. I will write down what you come up with in recipe format and send the recipes out to you after the kitchen.

So! Last Thursday, we made a delicious salad, a braised chicken sandwich, and an entree of roasted and sauteed vegetables over Israeli couscous.The usual bright flavors of fresh produce and liberal use of spices pervaded. 

The recipes had no names. I was hoping that they would grow names in the community kitchen, but it was not meant to be. So, they will remain nameless, and therefore kind of kitchy. Their recipes are attached.

I don't think there's anything more to say about the recipes. Try them at home, if you didn't get a chance to come to the community kitchen. Let me know what else you've been coming up with to make, or share with me your favorite recipes. Let me know what you'd like me to buy for the next community kitchen, and I will get it if I can find it!

This is your community kitchen now. Use it well.


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