You cook. You get lost in the smells of your kitchen. You take random ingredients and combine them to create new, heavenly gastronomies. Today I baked a yellow butter cake with chocolate icing for my friend Hemke’s birthday tonight. I can’t afford to get him a gift so I baked. While the cake was cooling and the icing hardening in the fridge, I made a tomato and basil egg-white omelette with the discarded egg whites from the cake recipe. I topped it with salt and pepper and some shaved smoked gouda cheese. Waste not, want not.
Tonight, before the birthday party, my friend Emily is coming over for dinner and I am making sweet potato, carrot, and ginger soup with quinoa cornbread and a spinach salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, and dried cranberries. I truly love these rainy days. They are so therapeutic. I hope you are enjoying your day, no matter what the weather is where you are.