It’s been a good long while since my last blog post. I’ve been mainly using Instagram this past year, but I have heard from a few readers that they enjoyed this blog and hoped I would return to it. I’ll give it another go! I appreciate hearing from you, it’s a motivating factor for me to continue blogging.
I just got back from my summer holiday. I took a six-week intensive design program in architecture. Life-changing.
Now I am home again though, and the best thing about that is getting back into my usual market and kitchen routine. Food haul coming soon, but for now, here’s what I whipped up for lunch.
There’s home-baked bread hidden in toast form under all the greens. Nothing fancy here. The day after I got home I went to the Korean market to pick up a few things. They usually have a small but very fresh selection of greens and vegetables. Lettuce is always a challenge here, but I got some anyway, though it tends to be overpriced and a little tortured… I think local caterpillars are starving for green leaf lettuce, it always looks a bit chewed up. At least that might indicate that pesticides are not being used. So I used three greens for this: lettuce, water spinach, and amaranth (the grocer labeled it “radish leaves”, which I noticed later on the receipt; it looks like amaranth to me, but either way, they are fresh and nice, so I’m happy).
The chickpea “egg” salad was a quick concoction. I had some small chickpea dal cooked and ready in my fridge. I put some in a bowl, sprinkled a little salt and cayenne, squeezed half a lemon, a bit of mustard, and some tahini, mixing it all up. Then I added little chopped onion to the mix et voila!