I got up way way too early for a Saturday. It’s not yet 9 and my laundry is done, and I’ve caught up on all my online reading and finally turned to the TV for entertainment until the rest of my household is awake and I can then be loud and all.
So what’s on TV early on Saturday? Jamie at Home. Oh. My. God. I forgot just how much I love Jamie Oliver. He’s not even hot anymore and yet, he so totally is. And the food. THE FOOD. I might go out today and buy al his cookbooks. I mean, sure I’m not home in the evenings but soon I’ll have time during the day to cook, right?
I’m not a huge fan of sweets in general, sometimes I want chocolate, sure, and I rarely refuse anything with mint in it, but most deserts are too sweet or not interesting enough for me. But I swear, Jamie Oliver has never made a desert that I’d turn down. This morning was Tray-Baked Meringue with Pears, Cream, Toasted Hazelnuts and Chocolate Sauce. Watching him spoon the real whipped cream (with real vanilla beans) and the ginger chocolate sauce over the meringue? Better than porn. Oh! Now he’s just made crepe thin omelets and sliced them up like noodles and made a salad out of them with prosciutto, baby greens and fennel. I almost can’t bear to look at it, it looks soooooo good.
I haven’t thought about food much recently. No, rather, I have thought about food often, and I have been making a concerted effort to eat better. But cooking hasn’t been on my radar for a couple years. Maybe it’s time to start again?