My currently-inaccessible cookbook collection
The wall on which my cookbook collection was nearly drowned. Water was running down the wall and spraying from the ceiling light fixture. I could’ve taken a shower under it, had I wanted to bathe in rusty brown liquid
The kitchen table, buried under flotsam & jetsam moved from other leaky spots
One of two leaking windows, with multiple receptacles, each of which was emptied several times
That big rain storm the other day? Our kitchen had big fat leakage, from ten separate spots. The fix-it man was here on Monday and he thinks he got everything, but asked us to wait until the next storm (forecast for tomorrow) to make sure before moving everything back. Which means that my cooking life is currently, how shall I put this, chaotic. I like a clean kitchen before I start to cook, with everything where it’s supposed to be so I can work efficiently. The current state of things is making me crazy.
Last night we had a living-room picnic, turkey sandwiches. Tonight I’m actually cooking! Thank the lord (and my mom) for my trusty slow cooker. And thank Rachel Rappaport at Coconut & Lime for this amazing-looking Fruity Pulled Chicken recipe, which is currently stewing away. Gotta love a throw-everything-in-and-ignore-it recipe at times like this.
My friends, don’t expect much in the way of new recipes until things go back to normal. And if you live in Brooklyn and would like dinner guests, just let me know.