© 2014 Lynsey

Around the world in seven days

We make a fair amount of our food mostly from scratch. It very often is a collaborative effort between us as well. Our kitchen isn’t huge, but we’ve worked out how to work around each other and get good food out.

Tonight has been a bit of an exploration for us into creating steamed dim sum, with a sweet and sour sauce. We enjoy taking food from around the world, and adding our own spin on it. We draw from our cultural backgrounds – Croatian, Polish, Greek, Danish, and English inspired foods, and our love of Mexican, French, Italian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, and Middle Eastern foods. We’re open to raw, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, as well as the more mainstream meat lines as well. Let’s face it people, we love our food, and we’re not that fussy about its original country of creation. We are more interested in how much we like it here and now.

Accordingly we’re not big on complex dishes that take forever to make. I’m not big on noisy gadgets. If I can’t prepare it with a knife, peeler, scrubbing brush, or perhaps a grater I’d probably think of something else to cook. I rarely follow a recipe, instead I rely on the colour, smell, and texture of the food to suggest what it might go well with. So while my cooking might be inspired by the classic dishes, I’m very sure a chef trained in the cuisine would be appalled by the indignities inflicted on the food.

My criteria are different. Tastes good, looks good, is healthy, and served safely; hot is hot, cold is cold. Beyond that, I don’t care about your pretensions. Over the next week we’ll create food that meets those criteria. We will eat our way around the world.

We could not be richer, we could not be more blessed.

14. Every day the ordinary can be the extraordinary.
18. Every day express love. Some people need to hear it. Most people need to see it. Don’t take it for granted.
29. Every day eat, drink, rest, work, exercise, play, love, create for your own good. And the good of others.

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