E.M.’s Kitchen and Food Ramble ~ #EM-SRP

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Good evening/morning/afternoon everyone! It was a good Sunday for me (besides allergies), and I have decided that I need to get my days and nights figured back out again to be a functional human lol. I slept until 12:15 PM Pacific Time, and I felt like I had a really short day. A great day…just too short. Normally I was up around 7:30 in the morning and would have the whole day to get everything done, and somehow I got off track.

So, I am going to do my ramble, take my meds, and hit my pillow. Then tomorrow I will be responding to you amazing people on here that rambled with me today ๐Ÿ™‚ I am really excited to read the responses in the morning, and I want to thank you all for how loyal you are to the prompt, even when things got a little messed up last week.

Here are my answers to my ramble about kitchen and food:

  1. When you are in the kitchen cooking (or cleaning),ย do you have anything playing in the background (i.e.,TV, music, Julia Childs, etc.)ย while you are completing your tasks?ย If you are not someone who cooks or does chores in your kitchen, think of another chore or task. While you are doing that task, do you have anything going on in the background?

    I always have music playing when I am cooking, unless I am not feeling 100%. The past couple weeks, I have had my “drifter” music streaming on my YouTube Music app. I listen to those feel-good songs that are on my playlists. Steph is the one that began me calling it “drifter” music, and it was a good name for it. It’s all the bands that write their songs on the road and sing about it. A few examples would be Epiphany by Staind or She Talks to Angels by the Black Crows.

    Sometimes I play my hip-hop too…just depends on my mood.
  2. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten that someone cooked for you?

    Squirrel gravy ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคง I am not a big fan of hunting and eating wild meat. This person knew that about me, and he disguised it as “Biscuits and Gravy”. I can always smell the wild in food…no matter how much treatment they soak it in. It comes with being sensitive. I can always tell when someone just takes from the land without giving it’s soul peace before doing so.

    I took one bite and knew that it was not sausage…
  3. Thinking of that weird food, did you like it enough to eat it again or get the recipe?

    That would be a hard hard hard negative! On all accounts…
  4. Whatโ€™s the food you usually refuse to share?

    My graham crackers ๐Ÿ˜€ I can snack on a whole pack like cookies or dip it in peanut butter. I am not sure why I am territorial over them…but MINE!
  5. Do you use recipes when you cook, or do you have your own way of cooking the food that you love? If you are not the person who cooks in your household, pick a task that has directions/instructions. Do you follow the directions or put them to the side?

    If it is something new that I am cooking, I will use the recipe, like this past holiday season when I made my homemade cheesecake and the cheesecake brownies. I will always follow the recipes on things like that. Baking requires measurement. On most other things, I do a dash here and there, and like with my homemade noodles, I measure with eggshells and cups per egg etc. Grandma hardly measured things out, and she was my cooking muse.
  6. Bonus: Pick three smells in your kitchen that make you happy when you smell them.

    Coffee! Muffins baking! The smell of pot roast after it’s been in the pot all night! (in that order)
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10 thoughts on “E.M.’s Kitchen and Food Ramble ~ #EM-SRP

  1. Zelda Winter

    Oh gosh, I nearly retched about squirrel gravy! I 2nd your opinion on #3! I know you mentioned allergies in a previous chat, but have you tried “Sun Butter” (sunflower)? Amazingly good ๐Ÿ™‚ Your cheesecake brownies sound soooo good! Could you post your recipe? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Squirrel smells so nasty as it is because of their diet. It smells so wild that it gags me. I haven’t tried Sun Butter, but I bet it tastes great. I love sunflower seeds lol. I can definitely post my brownie recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

      How was your day, my friend? I hope you had a good one! Sorry I am so late responding…life happened haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Zelda Winter

        I’ll have to get back to you–I’m headed for bed so I can get up early for Bible study tomorrow! Sending you love & keeping you in my prayers!๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’

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  2. aguycalledbloke

    When you are in the kitchen cooking (or cleaning), do you have anything playing in the background (i.e.,TV, music, Julia Childs, etc.) while you are completing your tasks? If you are not someone who cooks or does chores in your kitchen, think of another chore or task. While you are doing that task, do you have anything going on in the background?

    When l am writing or editing photos or creating photography galleries l have music playing on headsets. I don’t listen to music when doing chores.

    What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten that someone cooked for you?

    Monkey brains in a restaurant in Paris.

    Thinking of that weird food, did you like it enough to eat it again or get the recipe?

    it’ was a once only affair.

    Whatโ€™s the food you usually refuse to share?

    Nothing really, l have a seriously bland diet no one wants me to share anyway.

    Do you use recipes when you cook, or do you have your own way of cooking the food that you love? If you are not the person who cooks in your household, pick a task that has directions/instructions. Do you follow the directions or put them to the side?

    I am a qualified and trained chef, an experimental chef or rather l used to be when l was still able to cook from a varied ingredient listing. Being an experimental chef means you create as you go.

    Bonus: Pick three smells in your kitchen that make you happy when you smell them.

    These days nothing – previous life when l could eat was pizza, salami and anchovies …

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    1. Thanks for joining in on this ramble too, Rory! You and another person both had monkey brains ๐Ÿ˜€ I would have starved. I will say as I said to them, I remember that dish on Indiana Jones, and I could not attempt to try it. Creating as you go is a great style of cooking. That’s where masterpieces come from.

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