Moving and Two Kitchens

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Thanks for all the Portland welcomes and well wishes! I’m looking forward to the adventures and new niche markets. So much new town research is begging to be done.

This weekend Sweets and I moved up 2/3 of our house to our new place in Portland. Sweets’ first day of work is today, so it was important to us to get the new house set up going.

Interesting details have come up with us maintaining two households for a couple weeks, like who gets the Netflix subscription, and who gets the pressure cooker?

I admit, over the years my kitchen vigor has had the side effect of keeping Sweets perfectly happy not cooking. I enjoy feeding him, and he enjoys being fed- its a disgustingly co-dependent tenet of our relationship. Packing him off like this is starting to lead to pangs of empty kitchen syndrome already. I can’t make sure he remembers to eat- an odd side effect he suffers due to being engrossed with his computer. And I can’t make him share tubs of evil ice cream that may have recently found their way to my freezer.

However, I can entertain fantasies of him slinging around pressure cooker chili, and improvising a pan of Chilaqueas. The large dutch oven will surely help with Spicy Paprika Gravy and Cheesey Biscuits.

See? There was an agenda to packing my dutch oven, pressure cooker, griddle, and crock pot up to Portland. I don’t mind doing with out, due to such kitchen delights dancing in my head.

Its our own version of long distance phone sex, but with a cast iron skillet as a main player.
So tell me baby, what are you cooking…

One Year Ago

tomatoey good potatoes
Potatoes ala Sofrito

I fall in love with food occasionally. My crush this week- are these skillet potatoes. They cook in a tomato based sauce that condenses down into a thick sweet ketchup like sauce that is amazing. I could easily eat this dish every day…


posted May 8th, 2007 at 5:04 pm

While I can’t imagine the challenge of maintaining two kitchens, I can certainly sympathize with hot ‘n’ heavy, cast iron long distance…er, longing?

It’ll be over before you know it, and plus, re-admission is always so much fun!

posted May 9th, 2007 at 1:40 pm

I think it is pretty exciting that you are moving to Portland. I love Eugene and miss some of the haunts from when I was in college, but with it being 3 hours away I don’t get there very often. I am in Hood River and get into Portland every couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to seeing what great places you scope out around Portland for my husband and I to try out.

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