I got up about 4am – as usual – then I:
- Took care of some business in New York
- Made soy milk – from a combination of recipes. Below is what I got from two cups of soy beans (the small one in front was full – I drank a bit of it – the jar was sweetened with 2 tsp brown sugar). It was pretty good. I added vanilla and a few tsps of sugar to another one, and I didn’t like it near as well. I’m just going to experiment a little with flavorings.
- Took care of some business in Michigan
- Made pita bread from this recipe which made 12 pitas. The oven smoked and stunk up the house with the charred remnants of frozen pizza droppings previously spilled onto the bottom of the oven. The smoke alarm went off, but I still consider this endeavor a success. They were good with the hummus I made the previous day.
Oh, yea, I did all of this and made it to my desk by 9am.
Later on in the day I boiled the beets for the beet wine, and before I went to bed I added the sugar, orange slices, lemon slices, raisins and yeast and covered. I’ll stir this daily, strain and let sit for a month, then I’ll tell you how it turned out. I froze part of the beets from making the wine, and today I’ll try and figure out what to do with those I kept out to eat this week. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Now, I know there are many superwomen (and a few men) who do this kind of thing on a regular basis. To them I say, “I am truly impressed!
Now, the problem with having so much wonderful goodies is that they call to me. I finished off the small jar of soy milk, ate three pitas with hummus throughout the day, and had one pita covered in pesto (made yesterday ) topped with home-grown tomatoes. Yum.
While I was laying in bed, I received a phone call from a long-time friend, and I told her what I had done these past few days. To which she responded: “What’s wrong? Are you OK?” Yea, this is a little out of my nature – this cooking thing – but I may just get into it yet.