|chilled coconut cucumber soup with dungeness crab|
putting together a meal satisfies my need for something finite and contained when my head is going to the far ranging places i've tried to forbid it from wandering to. when the mind is out of control, i can choose my pan, my high, low, or medium heat, my sliced, diced or minced onion, and so on.
|grilled marinated mushrooms & zucchinni, deborah madison's pita bread|
|sockeye salmon grilled with pernod & sage leaves|
i was looking through old photos and found these shots of a dinner party i prepared with my friend alice in seattle one summer, using a beautiful book she gave me called good fish by becky selengut. all recipes use sustainably sourced fish. the salmon and grilled mushrooms are things we always eat with alice and jim in seattle. the grilled mushrooms are the best food on the planet, and it doesn't matter how many i make, they're gone instantly.
i'm starting to feel my culinary energy returning. what is everyone cooking these days? does cooking help you cope? if not cooking, then what?