Well hello there! Remember me? Yep, that’s me. That plucky girl who used to cook and grow things and can and bake. The woman who would have time to braise a meal, make jam, and wax poetic on her favorite bottle of wine. All coming back to you now?
Clearly, there’s more to catch up on then any of us have time for. 6 months into the new brewery and things are moving along at a clip none of us really expected. It’s an amazing, exhausting, exhilarating whirlwind, and I’m fairly certain the most gratifying thing I’ve ever done, professionally speaking. Beer dinners, pop-up kitchen takeovers, chef collaborations and more, the world of craft beer is all encompassing.
On the homefront, things are good. We’ve figured out a way to settle into our new digs enough to make things comfortable, even though the kitchen still doesn’t feel like home. But I’m trying, day by day, to get back into the swing of things. Getting back to basics, if you will, and reminding myself how to cook things in 40 minutes rather than 4 hours. I spent so much of the last 7 years working from home, that I guess I took the amount of cooking time for granted. Now, with a work schedule like normal people, getting home at 6 most days with just 2ish days off during the week, I’ve got no time for a gigantic meal and even less motivation.
So I ask you. Where to start? What have you been cooking lately?