refilling the well

leftover pizza

I seem to have hit another one of those dry spells. I’ve taken nearly 3000 photos since the beginning of the year, but most of them were for my studio class, and I just never seem to have the energy to pull out the camera yet again at mealtime. Also, it’s felt like we’re in sort of a holding pattern of late-winter meals, waiting for the first spring vegetables and some decent grilling weather. It’s hard to think of what to write when we’re just cooking the same sorts of things over and over and over. I mean, I love roast chicken and root vegetables, but you probably don’t need to hear about it every week.

Jack Snipenew rhubarb

But the sun is beginning to make appearances, the rhubarb is charging out of the ground, and the air smells sweet with violets and narcissus. I planted peas today and picked some fresh herbs for tonight’s pork steaks, and it feels like there might be new things happening. What’s everyone else cooking this week?

5 thoughts on “refilling the well

  1. Oh, that rhubarb is gorgeous. Such great detail there.

    I know just what you mean about late winter cooking; I feel so uninspired at this time of year and really can’t wait until something new and tiny and green is on sale at the market. So instead of anything novel or nutritious for dinner, I ate a few spoonfuls of lemon curd tonight. Woohoo!

  2. I know just how you feel; I can’t seem to motivate to snap a photo after cooking dinner most of these days, I’m so beat. But a good kind of beat! The kind of beat that says that spring is coming and everything is go, go, go!

    (Tonight I made a green vegetable curry for the first time, which was delicious. Thursday night I’m making ostrich burgers for a friend and my squeeze! At least the cooking part’s still fun, even if the photographing & blogging part feels exhausting at the moment.)

    1. Exactly! Sometimes feeding myself and my husband is all I can manage. And sometimes I try something new but it doesn’t feel quite ready for a blog entry. I don’t think it hurts anything to wait for the right inspiration.

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