Anyone else feeling the summer foodie blues? Prices are so high. The weather sucks. Summer is halfway over and has not really begun here. I wonder why I am so not in a foodie-frenzy mood these days?
Lately I have been super uninspired. My fridge is empty. I have eaten almost all the canned food in my cupboards and my freezer actually has space for once.
My foodie friends, how do you inspire yourself in the kitchen?
Can you grab a cooking magazine, or visit the library and find a new cookbook? Hugs, Suzie. This too shall pass.
Hmmmm am with you there!! Not only are the prices high my income covers less. This year I have not been able to afford all the extra fruit or fresh veggies I love. I hate eating frozen veggies in the summer. But the prices are killing me!! Weather wise it is heavenly here – I am not a 95 degree gal..so the cool summer has been nice. My pumpkins are very happy!!! Hugs, Sarah
Bohemian Single Mom says
I hear ya. It’s been somewhat of a crappy weather summer so far. Lots of rain.
They say the heat and humidity are coming – gawd, I’d rather have rain.
NUCLEAR SUMMER I call it – lol. (humidity without sunshine).
I’ve been eating much of the 3 different types of lettuce from my garden, and yellow beans are growing nicely now.
I have no ambition for cooking. Just buying a lot of cold cuts and buns for my daughter. And lots of fresh summer fruit – but YES – prices are insane!! Our cheap Food Basics isn’t even cheap anymore.
Scary economy we’re living in.
Chow and Chatter says
cheer up Girlie your great this is not like you have some iced coffee and salads
I have a suggestion: go back over this blog and look at all the wonderful recipes you’ve posted that have inspired us all, and let them inspire you back.
Better yet, make a project of putting together a book design via http://www.blurb.com of all your best recipes and your words of wisdom/philosophy about your background and your cooking. Put the link on your blog. I bet people would buy it. I would.
I have a hard time forcing inspiration. I never know what to do to inspire myself! I always have a harder time cooking in the summer anyways because I prefer the types of food we eat in the winter time. I like to stick to salad, fruit, grilling, and smoothies in the summer.
The farmers market, and foods I have not seen before.
Thats the only place i am finding food inspiration these days!
I sometimes watch Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver videos or youtubes. Jamie Oliver’s website is inspiring.
Yes, this summer has been very challenging:(
I hear you!
It’s super hot, here, (above ‘adverage’) which makes cooking not so fun (first 2′ of SNOW last winter, now 100+ for several days).
I’m inspired by my weekly CSA share, & last night sauted some onion with fresh golden beets (my fav), a couple of new potatoes from my own garden, & some shredded zuchini – added a bit of curry n coconut milk, . . . & did a salad with some of the fresh greens. Had to *make myself* cook – but nice left overs for lunch 🙂
http://mindfulplate.com/ features recipes & meal plans for using our CSA weekly shares . . .
I honestly don’t know what you have available, esp with a $%^ weather summer!
I just got several basil plants ‘on sale’ at one of our nurserys, & have them on my front porch.
Also got a bunch in this week’s CSA ‘share’ – so made a batch this AM (with coconut & olive oils) & put it on a sandwich with cream cheese from the ‘funny food’ store – Grocery Outlet! A GREAT source of various things ~ 1/2 price, & lots of Organics in our store!
Is there a farmer’s market near you anywhere or a place to get fresh produce of some kind? Maybe pick one ingredient and go with that for a couple recipes. We have a giant zuchinni sitting in our kitchen that seems to want to be cooked soon. Zuchinni in omelets, zuchinni bread, zuchinni in stir fry and then zuchinni in pasta!
This Guy says
I hear ya. I’ve about had it with food prices… I even go to the farmers market and they are trying to cut ya too! I stopped by a little road side stand out in the country by my sisters place, 4$ for lettuce. Thats when I pee’d myself.