I’ll get into details later. Still cleaning up the mess on other WordPress sites I take care of, but I now have this one cleaned up and ready to repopulate. Gonna spend a couple of days next week refamiliarizing myself with MySQL to see if I can find a quick(ish) way to import my old content or to scan for wherever the nasty stuff is. Yay.
- What’s something you enjoy that contains garlic?
I used to make this thing called 29 clove garlic soup. It was thickened with bread, which was kind of neat, and it tasted garlicky not but super garlicky. It was an Emeril Lagasse recipe. I should dig that up and make it again.
- What’s something you enjoy that contains ginger?
I’m half Japanese, so I care very deeply and passionately about ginger. Of the (too many) unitaskers I keep in my kitchen, one of my favorites is the ceramic ginger grater (which actually works nicely with garlic too, so maybe it’s a duotasker). Still, the ginger-containing thing I like best is something I’ve never made in my kitchen: gingerbread. Holy cow. Is there a better smell in the world than fresh-baked gingerbread?
- What’s something you enjoy that contains cloves?
When I used to teach Romeo and Juliet to ninth-graders, we would end the unit with Renaissance Day, a day with recitations, dancing, games, and food. I would sometimes bring a mulled cider that I rather liked. Lots of cloves and cardamom.
- What’s something you enjoy that contains cinnamon?
Cinnamon is good in everything, right? I found a pretty good recipe online for slow-cooker Cincinnati chili, and it’s delicious. One of my favorite things to make, really. I’ve tweaked it enough over the years that it might not pass for the real deal anymore, but I love it. Lots of cocoa and cinnamon.
- What’s something you enjoy that contains celery?
So, I’ve hated celery for most of my life and still don’t like it much, but there are a few things I’ve learned to actually kind of like it in, if it’s chopped in pieces small enough. Something about the mayo in tuna salad makes chopped celery kind of okay now, so I’m going to say that, although I do use it in (and remove it from) most of the soups and stews I make, too. Celery flavor without the celery grossness.