Yesterday, I did something that I have not done since the middle of last year.
Believe me, I’ve wanted to get back to cooking before this. Between healing, pain, and energy levels, though, it simply has not been possible. I decided that yesterday would be the day, and if it wiped me out for a few days afterwards, that would be fine. At least I could say I did it, and I could use the rest time to prepare the next menu.
Alas, I am still not eating, but the family said it was all delicious. In addition to working on getting strength back and getting back in the kitchen on a regular basis, I also need something to help the photography side of the food. I think what I need is a portable studio type of thing, to have a suitable backdrop and also be able to control the light better. In any case, the menu was this:
Balsamic glazed boneless pork chops with caramelized shallots, steamed broccoli with toasted garlic crumbs and lemon, and basmati rice.
I wish I had been able to get a better shot of the full plate, but this will have to do, considering there were few places to set it up properly.
This shot came out better. A closeup of the chop with some of the sauce.
I’m sure there will be more to come as I slowly get back into what used to be my life.