Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010

Researching and writing The Height of Summer in the Depths of Winter.

Broke off to start Broccoli and Cheddar Soup before I'd forgotten the various details of the recipe. These always hover outside the kitchen notes. The best writing, like cooking, is done with fresh ingredients and experiences - although soups often improve with age over several days.

The soup had one essential - Stock - and another side - Croutons - element. I split them off into two other separate recipes. If you view them now you'll soon see how down and dirty things all get behind the scene before debut.

Snow stopped, sun peeked out, temperature rose to freezing, clouds closed in. A good day to be cooped up indoors wrestling with words. Maybe walk and wander to photograph towards dusk in the falling light.

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