We have now officially entered that dreaded stretch of winter when the holidays are over…and we don’t really have a whole lot to look forward to for a while. Yes it’s true that we still have football and Valentines day will quickly sneak up on us, but when the weather is dreary…those tiny beacons of shining light just don’t seem to be enough to break up the grey, dreary, cold, hum drum of winter.
Wow, that was depressing…sorry! I must admit, I have been day dreaming about the beach, sunshine, and water…oh to be warm. Have I mentioned I hate the cold. Okay enough about all that. Let’s talk about something fun!
One way I try to break up the winter blues is to play in the kitchen. And for me that usually means tying to tackle something new. Whether it is a new technique, ingredient, or dish, I find experimenting with food is a great way to take my mind off my longings for sunnier, warmer weather.
Today, I decided to try my hand at a simple curry. I don’t know about you but I am a curry addict. I like all kinds. Spicy. Sweet. Mild. Red. Green. You name it, I will eat it. However, most of my favorite curries usually involve coconut milk. it adds such a delightfully creamy texture to the dish while providing a depth of flavor and sweetness that is to die for. Today I decided to indulge my love of coconut curries and make a wonderful mild red lentil curry. I threw in some fresh local kale and organic sweet onions…and I must admit it was delicious! Exactly what I needed to cheer me up on this cold dreary day.
Local Ingredient: Fresh Local Kale (purchased from a local company that delivers local produce to your house)