This weekend was the annual Bite of Oregon, celebrating its 30th year. Originally, I pondered working and networking with the school and the local chapter of the ACF. I decided against that for one reason and one reason only….. anonymity. I wanted to enjoy my final days of not being known before I have to hit the ground and the culinary world running later this week.
The Mediterranean food redeemed itself today. I have now seen the Tzatziki sauce prepared multiple ways, and the blended cucumber/yogurt takes the win in my opinion. As you know, the challenge is Mediterranean dishes, hence the recurring theme. I probably won’t be happy with a gyro until I get about half a pound of lamb, well seasoned. There was a desert vendor there who served a french custard ice cream between two cookies. I chose the vanilla custard and dark chocolate cookies. Not a big fan of desserts, but this was delish…
The big disappointment of the day was the lack of respect for the uniform I witnessed by a buck Sergeant. But that’s all I will say about that.
I started over on the juicing cycle today. The same three drinks I consumed about a week or so ago, were repeated today. There was a slight mix up on the ingredients. I apparently can’t read a spreadsheet at 0100. Its surprising how no kiwi in one drink can make a juice taste so …… bleh. I did however still drink it. :D. I’ve been doing a bit of research on the subject of juicing, and it seems that most agree that approximately 75% of one’s diet should be raw/juice. So if I eat four meals a day, that’s one meal that I can consume of real food…. right???
I made a somewhat huge decision today. I would like my first culinary job post school to be on the Viking Cruise line, state-side they are based out of California, but mainly tour Europe. :D. Now I just need to figure out what steps I should take in order to make myself a better candidate for the job. On the flip side, this week wasn’t a particularly positive week, but I seem to have come out the other side fairly well. Regarding certain aspects of my journey here, things haven’t gone according to plan. Yet, I have always rolled with the punches and land on both feet.
I haven’t done much cooking around the house lately. I do plan on starting to prep a few things this week, like creme fraiche . Once I get my hands on some black currant berries, I will start adding it to one of my juices. I drank black currant juice when I was deployed.
Until next time…. Grub wisely.