Camera still hasn’t turned up, I fear it’s gone forever. Alas! Bastard theives.
Anyway, people are still moving into my house, so we’re all still getting settled and figuring out which dishes/pots/pans/utensils go where. Fortunately *knock wood* we all get along so far in the kitchen, even with one severe food allergy and three vegetarians.
(I am living in what is the typical Portland arrangement: cram as many people as possible into a big house. Fortunately, this big house has three bathrooms to split between the seven rooms, and a detached garage-studio where the Landlord lives.)
On Tuesday night, I was trying to figure out what to cook. Our last trip to Goodwill had netted us not only a double boiler, but a beautiful 1970s aluminum stock pot. And I had bought a mandolin a couple of days earlier from Freddies, and I wanted to use that.
Because mandolins are fucking cool.
So, um, a recipe that uses lots of things cut into wee pieces? Vegetable soup. Onion, garlic, olive oil, zucchini, carrots, a can of tomato sauce, 1.5 cups rice, water 2 inches over the top of the rice, boil until dead. Season to taste, shovel into Tupperware. When you discover you’ve got more soup than tupperware, feed the rest to your housemates.