|Compared to yesterday, this smells like heaven.|
So how do you get the awful smell of burned hard-boiled eggs out of, literally, the entire house? The answer is lots of window fans and something else in the oven to stink up the joint.
I bought The Jerusalem Cookbook awhile back but had not tried any of the recipes until recently, when I saw it featured on another blog I read. So now we are living like biblical kings and eating some unbelievably delicious, healthy and, thankfully, highly odorous food. Yes, the hard-boiled egg smell is gradually being replaced with that of broiled onions and red peppers, feta cheese, and pastry. Yum.
|Absolutely delicious: red pepper, onion, feta and egg galettes|
It's also feels good to get back into the kitchen and cook again, proving to myself that I don't necessarily destroy things on a regular basis in there. Sometimes you can really use a victory, and The Jerusalem Cookbook is allowing me to have sequential successes, dinner after dinner. In related news, today and tomorrow is the holiday of Purim, a very silly and fun day filled with comedy, drinking and great food. And so tomorrow I will be making some special cookies to honor the event.
Hopefully they will also smell wonderful and I can put the whole egg-burning episode behind me. The chickens are laying again and so soon we will have a dozen eggs in the fridge, proving that you screw something up and life goes on regardless. Eventually you get back at least some of what was lost.
I take a fair amount of comfort in that, and in comfort food as well, in whatever culture happens to be serving it.