Nicoise salad at Temple Lodge, Bali
(tuna just caught by the owner)
When I started law school, I was hungry for an intellectual challenge. I invited busy-ness, stress, and intensity. What I didn't understand, though I had a vague premonition, was the precise size of the mountain that would be lowered onto my head.
But if there's anything I have come to believe, it is that we should be grateful for being busy. I enjoy cooking, but if cooking were all I did, the joy would soon transform into boredom and listlessness.
Why mention this? Well, finals are now upon me, and I must therefore take a brief hiatus from blogging. I will be back in a few weeks, hopefully in one piece, and definitely itching to get back in the kitchen. Until then, I will be consuming some combination of brown rice, stir fried greens, Kettle Chips, fish, and coffee. Lots of coffee.
To keep things interesting, I ordered this little mandoline to interrupt my study schedule. I submitted a comment to Deb of Smitten Kitchen asking for a recommendation for an affordable yet effective mandoline-specifically, one that would make the likes of this feathered potato roast. She recommended hers, which I bought without much research. That's how much I trust her opinion.
See you in a few! Remember: In hindsight, you will regret not having taken the opportunity.
p.s. I notice my blogroll has gone missing. I will get it back up when I return. My apology!