Food, Wonderful Food!

Saturday I got to spend the entire day playing in the kitchen! I made stock from bones stored in the freezer. I cut up and dehydrated sweet potatoes for the dog (who knows the words “sweet potato” and runs to the freezer when I say them). I started currywurst in the slow cooker for dinner and got to drool over the thought (and scent) of that all day. Finally, I wanted to make cookies, and ended up making macarons because it’s been too long since I’ve eaten really good, fresh ones.

IMG_2761Like many who enjoy puttering in the kitchen, I couldn’t stick to a known recipe. This was, after all, my second whole attempt at macarons (the first being many years and 3 kitchens ago), so “bucking authority” was obviously the way to go. I ended up making chocolate macarons with a chocolate-cinnamon filling. They were–are! I mean, they ARE–delicious! And they don’t look too bad, either, which is always a bonus.

So, why the bout in the kitchen? I was in a wonderful mood. And why is that? Because I’d just gotten the news that this July I’ll be at Taos Toolbox, a novel writer’s workshop in Taos, New Mexico, run and taught by Walter Jon Williams and Nancy Kress, along with a changing cast of special lecturers. Which means that my Jessamin Stow series will benefit from all this awesomeness! I can’t wait.

Will I see you there? Have you applied? Applications and acceptances are rolling, and ongoing until the class is full, and I know you have time yet. Until then, have a cookie!

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About M.E. Garber

I'm an itinerant Ohio-born speculative fiction writer now living in north central Florida.
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8 Responses to Food, Wonderful Food!

  1. Yum! I’ve been on a bit of a cooking tear lately as well. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy it.

    Also, congrats! 🙂

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    • M.E. Garber says:

      Yes, it is silly how I manage time and again to drift away from pure enjoyment of cooking, and then in a single day rediscover that happiness and repair that lack with a bounty of food prep. And thanks! I’m really looking forward to Taos.

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  2. Delicious! Saturdays in the kitchen are lovely. 🙂

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  3. mike zwolinski says:

    Congratulations on the Taos Toolbox! You will absolutely love it – they don’t call it the land of enchantment for nothin. I do think it’s funny that dried sweet potatoes and curry wurst got higher billing in your post than this development. Great news, I’m happy for you. Woot! Or is it woof?

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    • M.E. Garber says:

      Thanks, Mike! You can say Woot, Dasher will woof every time.

      As for food beating Taos in placement…how can you argue with that picture of macarons? Pictures win. 😉 In July, I’ll come back with Toolbox pics, and give it top billing. Promise!

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  4. Currywurst!!! Delicious. The joys of cooking, and the delicious joy of eating what you’ve cooked from scratch. Nothing beats that. 🙂
    And congratulations on Taos! Sorry I missed the news.

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