I’m handy in the kitchen…mostly
I spent the day today doing odd and end foodee things. I don’t have the need for condiments that I once had, but every once in a while you simply WANT barbeque. Or ketchup with your homemade Yukon Gold fries. Or mayo for your tuna salad. So on occasion I find myself making condiments. I use the recipes in Mark Sisson’s book “The Primal Blueprint Cookbook” and they’re really good! Today I made ketchup and barbeque sauce and they’re both relatively easy.
Mayo is a different beast entirely. I’ve begun to think that I simply lack that special something that mayo makers have. If I knew what that special something was I might be able to attain it. Alas, I remain clueless. I’ve tried several different recipes and this is what I always get:
I feel pretty stupid that I can’t even whip four ingredients into a creamy substance without failing miserably. I keep waiting for the Paleo Police to come and take away my store-bought olive oil mayo and make me do penance: “Bless me, Grok, for I have sinned…” The only good excuse I have is that I only use a few tablespoons once a month to make tuna salad. I don’t want to let the mayo beat me, but if I think about it I would end up throwing most of the homemade mayo out anyway. So I suppose I shall call this the end of my mayo experimentation and stick with the store bought. *sigh*
I also made beef arrowroot gravy today. I threw it in the Grokpot with some grass-fed beef tips and cooked it for four hours for dinner tonight. DEElicious! I’ll be putting pastured pork ribs in the Grokpot tonight with the homemade bbq sauce I whipped together today for dinner tomorrow night.
Lastly, I put some almonds on to soak about seven hours ago so they’re ready to go into the dehydrator now. There’s a strange sense of satisfaction opening my refrigerator door and seeing my nut containers lined up on the shelf. 🙂