Even though my weakened condition finds me eating Habitant pea and ham soup laced with an ungodly amount of Sambal Oelek, a firey Indonesian or Malaysian red chili paste, I am still able to think of foods of the last few days:
- Fish feed for Christmas Eve. Mike Mundell's shop is a gem which I am surprised more people in Kingston do not know about. We had shrimp, scallops and salmon baked chowdered and pate'd. Feed your face and also eat something healthy.
- Savory bread pudding. Bread slices and an egg milk mixture usually received raisins, nuts and spices as a dessert. Swap those additions for a clever choice of cheese, a bit of leftover seafood and a bit of cooked green of some sort and bake until solidified. This is the food of the 21st century.
- Cheese. I know there are cultures which regard cheese as nothing more than solidified bacterially-infected milk solids that have sat around for a while until sour and musty but I like to think of it as solidified bacterially-infected milk solids that have sat around for a while until sour and musty. Small production cheese speaks to locality as much as country wine or real ale. The Back Forty Sheep cheeses have finished half a dozen meals and were the belles of the ball - especially the soft cheese called Madawaska.