Checking In and Summer Inspiration (Feat. Kimchi, Smoked Salmon, and Sorrel. Magic Things.)
Oh…hey. Has it…been a while? Oh, only three months? Never mind then.
SO. I have missed Law and Lentils! This (superlong!) absence has been due to finals, and then traveling, and then this happened:
I guess this means I need to change my “About Me,” huh?? I’ll get there. Eventually. Because right after graduation happened, Bar prep started (dun dun dunnnnn) and my life disappeared before my eyes. It’s T minus one week to the bar and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve left my apartment building in the last week. How long does it take to become a mole person? I think I might be getting close.
I’ve still been cooking for myself even through Bar prep, which has been met with surprise from some people, but cooking is 100% my respite from studying insanity. I break every day for a run/yoga and to cook, and I cling to those two breaks for DEAR LIFE. I would be lost(er) without them! That said, though, I recently went through a breakup, and am definitely finding it harder to be motivated to cook when I’m only cooking for myself. Also struggling to reduce portions– (ex)BF generally ate 3 portions to my 1, so now when I cook I have dinner for actually the entire week. Which is super handy, but also gets a little boring! But the breakup has also given me an opportunity to cook some of the things I had wanted to but was unable to make, like shellfish. And weird things like chia seed pudding and date-pistachio bars that (ex)BF would NEVER have eaten. As I write this post I’m sitting on my couch watching the Bachelorette (don’t judge me, it’s called hate watching and I’m fine with it) with a mashed avocado on my face. So clearly I’m fully embracing the single life! 😉
Since I don’t really have time to do a full recipe post (the rule against perpetuities is calling to me, guys!), I thought I’d at least pop in to post some cooking inspiration photos to get your kitchen wheels turning. And also to say a) I’m still alive and b) the Bar is over in single-digit days (AHHH), which means I will be back soon! Until then, happy cooking!! Summer produce, man. #bombdiggity
GUYS I am struggling so hard not to write a big long post talking about scapes and figs and all of the magical things. So imma cut myself off right here, right now. Miss you, be back soon!