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 …

Quarantine Kitchen

My recipes became simple and quick as i only had the ingredients that arrived in my weekly imperfect foods box to work with. Garlic bread was made from chickpea/fava bean flour, tapioca flour, water, vegan butter, and garlic. Pizza pasta was a can of tomatoes, some almond “cheese” and gluten-free pasta. I tried to make …

Insomnia

My colleagues began discussing the emergence of anxiety disorders during the pandemic. Nurses who were used to operating inside of life or death situations for ten minute periods, doing everything possible to revive or maintain a patient until the EMTs took over found themselves in the same type of situation but extended for months on …

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 …

Adopt a Nursing Home

In the past month i had watched the majority of my favorite patients die. I had watched colleagues complain of shortness of breath, chest pain, and headache. I had fought my battle with my own 7 weeks of symptoms. I had been run from, glared at, and chased out of stores with people shouting at …