I AM BACK!

After almost a year worth of sabbatical, I am back!!!

What got me busy to begin with you ask? Well, I was pregnant and had a child while doing full time research and engaging in building a start up company at the same time. So, things got a little slow in the kitchen and even slower in the kitchen life follow up. 🙂 I still cooked, a lot, just couldn’t find the leisure to brag about it.

So am I less busy now so I start cooking again? Well, not really. However I have found new and creative ways to better and efficient time management. I am coming back with ever more recipes and ideas! Please stay tuned!

PS. Man, it feels great to start talking about food again! Miss you all.

Cooking in High Elevation

Living at an elevation of 5430 ft means a lot of things, and it definitely means cooking is different from most places. It’s dry and arid, and most importantly, the air pressure is lower.

That means, water boiling point is lower, things take longer to cook. Baking goods rise a lot easier. Doughs need more water than sea-level preparation. So, when you find my recipe timing, or temperature, or liquid volume a bit *off*, please adjust and tweak the recipes according to your liking and your location.

If you are living in even higher elevation than me, then a great guide I found was here, suggestions made from research done by CSU:

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/p41.html#cook

I find this brochure tremendously helpful especially when I cook somewhere at low elevation and I use the advice reversely. It constantly reminds me of how a change in the environment affects the technique and the outcome.

Enjoy cooking! 🙂

A teaser on recent Patagonia trip/food

Hola!

So husband and I recently travelled to Patagonia to go on a hiking trip, mainly hiked in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, got quite some walking mileages in, and hung around in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales for an extra few days.  Of course, while traveling, it is a wonderful opportunity to explore local restaurants and establishments, which I obviously would not miss, lol.

Below is the view from Hotel Lago Grey looking at Paine Grande while sipping a very Chilean Pisco Sour.  😛

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Stay tuned for upcoming blogs on Southern Chilean food adventure!  Gracious!

On the current Boulder flooding…

In the past few days, my town and surrounding area have been devastated by the torrential rain and flash floods.  While being trapped in our house dealing with some leaks and some basement flooding, our hearts go out to everybody who has been affected by the disaster, severely or not.  And we hope the crops and animals in the nearby farms are doing ok as well.  There will be no food post for a while.