A certain amount of food I can’t grow in my garden or procure in season. Grains, Brines and Marinades, and such like. I am gathering up the recipes here, mostly because I realized I had nowhere to connect them.
Most recipe books follow an apps, mains (sometimes separated by meat, fish, poultry), veg, desserts and basics. It works fine since most people tend to decide what to eat based on something like “I want chicken” and then gather up the ingredients. When you eat out of your yard, pantry and freezer — or at least when I do — you tend to begin with “Damn, I have that opened jar of X and I need to at it or it will go bad.”
Sure, sometimes that thing you need to eat is a chicken you’ve defrosted.
But mostly, meals seem to begin with jars of stuff or vegetables in the drawer.
So, I am structuring this blog a little different in that I begin, mostly, with jars and the vegetable bin and move on from there.
So, I need easy access to things I can serve with other things — like a great rice dish I can use to complete a meal. And easy access to basic recipes to tweak, like a standard chicken marinade.
For most recipes, I add in how to use the recipe over and over since I am single and it is hard to cook something like a rice dish for one. Either that or I’ve scaled it down to single serving size-ish.