Monday, September 21, 2009

Today's recipe

  1. Combine bread and cheese, eggs, yogurt, and coffee over a pleasant breakfast, and hang out with your mom and sister in Copenhagen all morning. Set train to 12:00 and ride for three hours.
  2. Upon arrival in Aarhus, decide that although you don't really need to go to the store — you have enough food for a day — since you're down town anyway, you might as well go to the fish market, but then you had better go to the grocery store as well.
  3. Work a bit longer, and try to convince the laundry machine to wash clothes and stir occasionally.
  4. Combine one part brown basmati rice with 1.75 parts water and a handful of salt, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer; the rice here takes only twenty minutes.
  5. Peel and slice garlic, and combine in a fry pan on low with butter and olive oil. Wash, de-seed, and slice thin one orange bell pepper; add it to the pan.
  6. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook a large fillet of local white fish (I didn't catch the name), about five minutes to a side, until it is white all the way through. Actually, remove the fish from the heat too early, and after sitting down to eat, decide that the fish isn't cooked through and return it to the pan for a few more minutes.
  7. Have the fish with salt and lemon juice. Also polish off a huge salad, consisting of a full head of iceberg lettuce and dressed in olive oil, salt, and lemon juice.
  8. Finish the evening with half a bottle of wine, the most recent New Yorker (full text available online to subscribers), laundry, and a Daily Show. Oh, and a chocolate bar, but that deserves its own post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I envied today's recipe.
Thanks for posting from afar.