Typically when you think of French toast, you think of caramelized cinnamon sugar goodness. Right? Well, I hate to break it to you, but French toast is as good when you make it savory, and it’s one of my favorite meals to make. Brunch? Lunch? Dinner? You name it, it works.
Yesterday I ventured out to get a bagel. It seems so normal, and yet, based on current life events, it’s the kind of activity that has my mother saying the phrase “just be really careful and safe.” But Brooklyn was desolate at 9 a.m. this Saturday, and the trees are starting to bloom beautiful flowers. So I took my time.
After posting my orange whiskey sour on the blog, I very quickly learned something: ya’ll like to drink! That cocktail recipe is probably one of my most popular on the blog right now, and since posting it I’ve had numerous people reach out to me about making more simple cocktail recipes. One person even asked for a spring cocktail that would be great for Easter, so I figured I would make one of my favorites: heavenly lemonade!
Does anyone else have something they’ve just been throwing themselves at lately? I seriously can’t stop cooking. I mean, I love to cook, and I do it often. But last week I developed nine recipes for this blog. NINE. Guys, I usually do one a weekend. Apparently I have all this built up energy from not doing things in the outside world, and making new food has fueled my creativity. Gnocchi was the first one, so here’s number two: shakshuka!
I have been completely overwhelmed by news of the pandemic lately. Anyone else? It probably doesn’t help that I actually work in journalism, but still, I needed a break. So teaching a class on how to make gnocchi online seemed like a way to blow off steam. I called it “Cooking with Kes” and wow, what a blast we had.
As I’m sure you can tell, I have been focusing a lot on recipes lately. Never in my wildest dreams did I think creating food and taking pictures of it would be a fun hobby for me, or could even be part of something I do for my career. 16-year-old me would laugh in your face. Actually, I take that back. I made some kind of hummus/feta quesadilla after every single dance practice for years in high school and raved about how good it was to my friends. Maybe it was just in my blood all along.