Alright party people, I’ve officially screwed you. I’ve been in heaven for the past week and a half, on the coast of Maine. And what does one do while in heaven? Cook heavenly things. But what does one do in the a very dark kitchen when cooking at night? Not take any pictures. Since I try to only take pictures in natural light, I wasn’t able to document my cooking adventures. But I must say, cooking goes a lot faster when you don’t have to stop every step of the way to photograph the food!
The most exciting moment was when my dad, A, and I went to a nearby beach and dug up mussels. At home, I cooked them using my first Julia Child’s recipe ever - moules à la marinière - and they were truly unbelievable. That’s what you call living off the land (and the computer, for that internet recipe search).
We also made: Blueberry Muffins with fresh Maine blueberries, Spinach and Gruyere Quiche, Crab Salad, Pimiento Cheese, Blueberry Crumble, Mini Baked Potatoes with Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Tomato, Corn, and Cheese Pie, Molten Lava Chocolate Cakes, and this wonderful drink A concocted with vodka, mint, lemon, and blood orange spritzer. Oh yeah, I almost forgot - we also made pizza and it was an absolute disaster… the kind of cooking disaster that requires steak knives to cut through the crust. So if you think learning to cook comes without serious blunders, think again. I’ve had infinite amounts of them.