Winter Quarantine Kitchen

The first image is a japanese sweet potato my mother brought me for the holidays. Japanese sweet potatoes are like sugar in your mouth and they are firmer and hold up better throughout the cooking process than the orange kind i am used to seeing in the stores. If you cook them for an hour …

Winter Quarantine Kitchen

When they were closing the old grocery building to open the new one next door they didn’t want to bring any of the old food over, so they marked everything down to get rid of it. They marked the seafood down to criminally low prices. I swung by the seafood counter after my shift on …

Quarantine Kitchen

The eggplant was from a dear friend’s garden. It was a surprise trade when i brought her chicken eggs. I do love eggplant!!! The oat bread was made with orange blossom honey and peanut butter and began a sweet bread craving that i chased until i was out of flour. The onion medallions were an …

Cicada

I had been known to fry grasshopper occasionally when i wasn’t feeding it to the chickens. I usually had to smash the grasshoppers to catch them but if it seemed especially intact or i managed to catch it alive i would save it for human consumption via the skillet. The grocery shortage of 2020 had …

Quarantine Kitchen

As time went on i began getting inventive with the limited kitchen supplies i had in stock. Items i would have bought readily before such as vegan milk and butter were marked up to a pricey amount. Pieces of produce in the health-food store in town were a dollar a piece or more. I began …

A Day Off

It was rare that i got a day off when something didn’t need to be built, fixed, or chopped down, but they did happen on occasion. On one such day i spent time with the land that i had come to love so deeply. I realized that the chickens had grown drastically since the last …

New Yogurt Flavors

Originally i used a bag of frozen strawberries from walmart to make the non-dairy yogurt cups i enjoyed with breakfast. However, after i stopped going to the grocery store i relied on whatever fruit i received in my fedex box to dictate the weekly flavor of the “yogurt” cups. Apple was the most common flavor …