I was asked to post today’s treasure…. which happened to be a .77 cent avocado and two wooden cigar boxes.. one is headed to a salad and one is on its way to being one string guitar.. the last one is for keeping stuff in….probably netsuke since cigar boxes tend to be stable when it comes to humidity…
The close up of the .77 cent avocado is gratuitous.. they cost $2 in New Zealand and I like to point that out as often as possible. to annoy the gf..
I get a certain smug satisfaction out of it.. if by smug one means glee…
I don’t have proper display tables or cabinets, so to protect stuff, it goes in boxes..then into bigger boxes. Or in this case a locking chest.
I got busy rooting around..and had the pleasure of discovering a few things all over again.. jade bowls for instance, I like mottled jade because it has that camo thing going, which strike me as funny.. chests of amber..fossils, crystal balls that are unusual in a number of ways…
But we all have our fascinations….
Netsuke kept turning up at random intervals…along with a complete albit small sino-hadrosarus, a box of space junk and some moldovites that were laying out at random..
It’s so much fun to rummage through boxes, its like a big easter egg hunt with a touch of hide and seek…or finding pirate treasure…
Now I want dinner… except I’m worn out from moving a literal ton of stuff around..
Ok not that worn out.. just saying.
I write mostly about cooking because its kind of a big deal, its major part, but not all of life. Infrastructure is a factor as well.. in my case it’s chaos, a hodge podge of interests, obsessions, work and clutter.. Jade bowls, real silver, antique Chinese chests and weird flea-market treasure…books, art and who knows what.. it is what it is..
I wouldn’t say my home is my castle, its more like a tree fort or pirate’s lair.
Which works for me, in all it’s (no room havin) glory.. personal comfort isn’t a physical thing with me.. (not that it isn’t all dry, snug and warm etc).. comfort is more about letting my mind wander without constraint and doing exactly what I want to, when, where and how..
All of which is written as a thank you for various likes and follows.. because I can’t quite figure out how to find the message thingy and be direct..
I posted this photo before in the context of confusing co-workers at lunch time…
However, its also a life style enhancement if you like pizza and non-poofy flat breads or crostini.
I got this one at a flea market for $20 its a commercial Tony’s Pizza oven, its fast, simple and dependable.. I doesn’t need warm up time, doesn’t heat up the house, it cooks a pizza in 10 minutes.. its portable and its shiny.
One 12″ pizza the way I want it, paid for the thing.
I like pointing out the obvious almost as much as redundancy and the whole passive aggressive thing..
My friends know I’m messing with them and make sure I suffer for it… not that I do, I laugh when they try to annoy me..
But I digress,
I live in a little trailer or at least sleep, cook and hide there, when I’m not in the shop or out running around which is most of the time..
The point is, I can pretty much cook, bake or do anything else I want in three feet of space, with whats at hand… even a $20 oven from a salvage yard.. a $1,500 oven from Home Depot might be wonderful..but it just does the same thing I’m already doing, plus I don’t have to cough up $1,480..
Win Win…. besides, I don’t have to deal with house guests.. which is win, win, win.
Its all part of the master plan…
I had fun with all the fussy tableware, its nice to do every so often.. but I’m done for a bit, the rest of the gravlax gets cold smoked mostly because I like that hint of forest and long winters… its a primal thing, which tends to suit my primitave and not quite domesticated psyche
I prefer wheat, but one needs to keep an open mind.. the whole WordPress thing is different when it comes to editing, posting, tagging and adding media, i/e photos so it’s taking a minute to get used too.. But progress is being made on the daily so hopefully, at some point, I can do what I wanna do.
Apparently it’s going to take a minute to work out the what and how of word press, but it is what it is…
Testing the new oven and the new layout for Word press, and making a little progress every day