Friday, 18 June 2010

Moment of stunning simplicity perfectionism


Well I got it together to cook some supper.

You should know, I don't just absolutely loll about all day - we have had some serious looking after of people to do in recent times, but you know - it isn't always appropriate to take one's megaphone and inform the world at large of the inner workings of the household...

Anyway, eventually today I zonked out fast asleep rallying somewhat groggy around the time people get hungry.

So I cooked some supper, cautiously, determined not to burn anything.

We had chard and snow peas that we grew in our own garden (hooray!). We had mashed potato woth onion gravy - and a big bunch of herbs chopped in the gravy, also from our own garden; golden oregano, rosemary, pot marjoram, thyme, parsley. We had some kind of frozen vegan sausage roll from the health food store, just to keep one toe in the 21st century.

But my moment of elegant supremo simplcity was that when I made the mashed potato, I didn't throw the peelings away, not even in the compost bin. No. I fried them in olive oil until they were crispy and then ground pink salt from the Himalayas, which will probably make us live forever or something, on them; and we had them as a little savoury starter.

Now what kind of a pinnacle of achievement is that!

4 comments:

Ganeida said...

Fried potato peelings are yum. Where are mine?

Julie B. said...

The potato peels sound delicious. The color behind the shelf is so cheerful. The pink salt sounds intriguing. And just how many wooden spoons does one need, I might ask? You see, some of us listen when you do decide to take megaphone in hand...

:D

Ember said...

We ate yours for you Ganeida as you are so far away :0)

Julie - Ha! We thought so too - we just had a cull of the wooden spoons! There are half as many now - but we still have quite a few. The problem is we each have our favourite one... And most of them are handcarved which we love...And they are good for leaving casually on the kitchen floor for a rampaging destructo-toddler to discover...

Katharine said...

Loving your posts! You express well the tension involved in simplifying, and the pleasure of discovering space and freedom. I have added you to my blog roll.
Your sister in spirit,
Katharine, at
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