Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Beet + Fennel soup because its easy, veg, and I'm holiday fat.
I apologize for this photograph. Not having any natural light to shoot, I was going to fiddle with the settings on my camera and set up a nice shot...but the pink soup started bleeding up with side of my white bowl...so I threw in the towel and snapped this. I enjoy the bottle of multi-vitamins for women, OPI nail polish, bottles of red wine, and sunglasses case all lazily positioned right next to my stove...just where they belong.
My blog went missing for the past few weeks. I seriously thought that some asshole internet company snatched up my domain name after it expired (my credit card expiration date had changed, so the auto-renew didn't go through) and thought that I was doomed to not be able to use madebymariko.COM anymore. Thankfully I have resolved this. I've been ultra lazy with this blog. I noticed my commitment to this thing wane as the days got longer, and the weather got nicer. That was like, May. Then I drank and partied my way through the summer, with little interest to photograph the food I assembling together...not madebymariko worthy. At all.
For the past month, I've been experiencing one of life's great gifts - new love - with a guy who likes to wine and dine...maybe more than me...which is a lot...and totally fucking amazing. As such, my jeans no longer fit and I have officially been wearing leggings for the good part of two weeks now. The holiday indulgence went to an all new high this year. I'm rather disgusted with myself and so my foray back into the kitchen starts with a Beet + Fennel soup. The ingredient which amps it up and gives it tanginess is Kefir....which should be consumed as per the instructions in the recipe and not to taste...as I am now discovering is a touch hard on the digestive system....yeeeah.