Playing catch up

Where does the time go?

A blurry picture of dinner from a few nights ago. Boneless pork loin chops in a mustard-tarragon cream sauce, roasted red potatoes, and baked zucchini and tomatoes.

The tomatoes and zucchini were layered in a dish. This is before any water, salt, pepper, and basil were added. Naked veggies, if you will.

I’m getting rather bummed out about pork, and I’ll tell you why, in the odd event you were wondering: the pork is too lean. Without massive amounts of additions, it doesn’t taste like anything at all these days. I suppose we’ll have to find an alternate source for certain pork products.

The other night, we also ate broccoli from our very own garden.

It was fabulous, steamed simply with a touch of lemon. The only problem? There wasn’t enough of it. We definitely need to grow more broccoli next time around.

And finally, I made marshmallows. The first batch didn’t turn out well at all, so I scrapped it and made a second batch. These turned out quite well indeed, and are infinitely better than store-bought. They’re also almost gone, since yours truly has been dunking them into mugs of hot chocolate.

These were kind of thin, since I wanted them to cure fairly quickly for taste-testing purposes. I’d like to make another batch or two – vanilla and chocolate – and make them thicker now that I know the recipe works.

What else is in the works? To be continued.

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