i have got to step up my game over here, folks. got to.
there need to be more vegetables. more recipes. less throwing together of things. i need some more adventure- some dinner inspiration.
so here's my plan. i'm going to try to cook one thing out of each section of Julia's Art of French Cooking. Julie-what's-her-name made everything in the book in one year. i'm aiming for at least 12- one a month. that's the bottom line. i'd like to try to make one new thing each week.
i started with a spring vegetable soup with pistou.
i'll be frank. my expectations weren't hitting the ceiling or anything.
and i was so wonderfully surprised! it was delicious. fresh, light, chock full of flavor. it started by cooking vegetables in water for 40 minutes. no broth- water. so i thought it would taste like... you know, water. but i had majorly underestimated that pistou. garlic, herbs, tomato paste and yumminess.
loved it. felt a tiny sparkle of inspiration.
we'll see how this goes. it was a promising start.