Friday, July 6, 2012

A Few Signs that You May be a Total Kitchen Dork

Tomato and Corn Pie

I’m feeling silly tonight and now I’m subjecting you to my goofy side.  Are you a kitchen dork?  I am, and here’s how I know:

* You get excited when you see you’re almost out of a favorite spice, because it means you’ve been cranking it out in the kitchen.  (For me, this happened with coriander, one of my favorites!)

* You currently own three or more kinds of salt.  (I’ve got a pink mineral salt, two kinds of sea salt, and kosher salt.  Dork!)

* Your heart is set a-fluttering by the kitchen department in Target.  (Have you guys seen the flexible, collapsible strainers?  Swoon!)

* Growing your own basil is the highlight of your summer.  (Well, the tomato plant hasn’t started fruiting yet…)

* Discovering that “mature” spinach is actually more fun to cook with than baby spinach was a deep and meaningful experience for you.  (Somehow the work that goes into cleaning and prepping mature spinach makes the cooking more soulful.  Or is the heat making me crazy?)

* The thought of peanut butter frosting makes you reconsider your evening plans.  (Ooh la la!)

* Overnight oatmeal has changed your life.  (Am I alone here?  It is my most favorite breakfast, and I eat it almost every day.  It’s comforting and nourishing and endlessly adaptable to the seasons and my whims.)

Are you a kitchen dork?  Tell me about it—let’s commiserate celebrate our kitchen addictions!

{And happy weekend, my little dorks.}

PS  What’s the deal with that picture at the top, you ask?  That’s a tomato-corn pie, and I’m hoping to tinker with the recipe a smidge to make it even better for you.  It’s on my list of recipe redux candidates, recipes I liked a lot but didn’t love.  We’ll see if I’m successful!  Wish me luck.


Raquelita said...

I approve of kitchen dorkiness, as I too have several kinds of salt and we have three pepper grinders. I can't wait to hear more about this pie!

Rosiecat said...

Ooh. Three pepper grinders. That's impressive. I think I have two, but I only use one regularly.

And I'll get moving on a post about that tomato-corn pie! I totally love the crust on it, which is an olive oil-based crust that bakes into a cracker-like texture. It's fantastic and so much easier to make than a butter-based pastry.

Chrissy (The New Me) said...

Dorks unite! I love wandering the kitchen aisle at Target so much - it soothes me. Also, thanks for reminding me about NHM's peanut butter frosting. I now have weekend plans. :)

Shannon said...

oh man, i'm such a dork. mmm, tomato corn pie!! love. and the answer is always yes to peanut butter frosting :)

Rosiecat said...

Hey dorks!

Oh, Chrissy, I'm glad I'm not the only one. Target is so soothing! And can I come over and eat peanut butter frosting with you? I'll bring spoons!

Shannon, you are a woman after my own heart. Peanut butter can do no wrong in my kitchen :-)