Tuesday, June 12, 2012

30-day writing challenge ~ Day 12 (In the Kitchen)

In the Kitchen.  The twelfth of June of the WWFC writing challenge.

I have orchids in the kitchen windowsill.  They bloom and bloom and bloom.  I am thinking it must be something in the water.  It is well water, sans the City of Sacramento additives (of which they supposedly filter out) of arsenic, barium, chromium, flouride, nitrate and chlorine.  Link to 2010 water quality report.
http://www.cityofsacramento.org/utilities/water/documents/CCR_LINO_web.pdf  What must be good for the orchids, must be good for me.

We also defrost meat by submersing it, while still packaged, in water.  Rarely do we use the microwave to defrost meat.  I believe that appliance changes the character of the meat during the defrost cycle.

I grow as many herbs and vegetables as possible.  My experiment this year is yellow watermelon.  I've never even heard of this hybrid, supposedly it is sweeter and more honey-flavored than the red flesh melon.

The freezer is full of upland game birds and ocean fish.  Suzanne Somers said it best, "if you can't pick it, pluck it, shoot it or milk it, don't eat it."  Of course, there is the usual fare too, hamburger meat, pork chops, whole chickens, a variety of sausages, and steaks.  We buy in bulk and then vacuum pack the meat for freezer storage.  

If the garden produces an overabundance, we can vegetables, mainly tomatoes.  A flavorful fruit to have available during the cold days of winter.  

Those are my kitchen secrets, what are yours?    (Please excuse the funky font issues, that is what I get for cutting and pasting.)

Even editors have bad days ~

Link to the other bloggers participating in the WWFC 30-day writing challenge ~ http://www.weworkforcheese.com


MsDarkstar said...

My kitchen secret is to stay out of the kitchen. Much safer for everyone that way. I just let Mr. POSSLQ cook. Much tastier and less stressful.

I miss growing tomatoes, but until I can afford to rent a house again (instead of living in an apartment), there will probably be no tomatoes.

Linda Medrano said...

I have dozens and dozens of outdoor orchids that I do nothing to maintain. In the house, the darn things die on me. I do have plums, oranges, avocados, oranges, and rosemary in the garden along with lemons.

I really hate using the freezer. I'd rather shop fresh every day, but of course, that's not always possible.

Babs-beetle said...

We grew our own tomatoes, green beans and potatoes last year. This year we've added onions and courgettes, but with all the rain and cold we're having I don't know what will actually grow.

Linda said...

Not a gardener, and no secrets. I buy on sale with coupons, and finally learned how to make a good cheese sauce (think mac & cheese).

nonamedufus said...

Vegetables? Are you kidding me?

We Work For Cheese said...

Bwhahahahaha! I bet Rachel's family & dog recipes never made it to her cooking show!! We started gardening a three years ago. There's nothing better than eating veggies you picked yourself minutes before preparing the meal!

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