Well, I finally built a cold smoker. It looks a bit like a Wallace and Gromit spaceship crossed with a junkyard, but it smokes like nobody's business. How cool is it that I can spend the day tinkering on a project like this and call it work? Sometimes I can't quite believe this is my job, though an eighteen hour day in the kitchen, or a glance at my bank account balance can usually set me straight.
Thanks to my new toy, we have a smoky German rye bread and smoked potato, kale & onion galettes on the menu this week. Also rhubarb & lemon buckwheat galettes and a toasted corn & rosemary pound cake, inspired by the gift of a trash can full of rosemary, alongside the usual cast of characters.
I've been working on my malted chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you're a cookie connoisseur, or just a cookie enthusiast, come give me your two cents on the latest iterations. I'm getting closer every week, but the perfect chocolate chip cookie is an elusive beast, and so my quest continues.
Time to go set up at the market.
See you soon!