Long week.

Which I am now making even longer by postponing a bunch of assignments to post here.

Between taking three classes and writing for Manhattan Times and regular day-to-day stuff (not to mention my overwhelming addition to election news), it’s all piled up on me this week.

So, what did I do this week?

I made soup out of this ugly guy:

What is it? It’s celeriac and it tastes a little like celery and a little like potato. Wikipedia mentions “celeriac is not as widely used as some other root vegetables, perhaps because it is harder to prepare and clean.” Yeah! Kinda wish I had read that last week! The resulting soup was… not really worth talking about at length. It was good, but bland and a hell of a lot of work.

In lieu of cooking, I ate an obscene amount of Dominican-style roast chicken to write a story comparing some of the chicken places around here and I learned a new word in the process: wasakaka. It’s a watery sauce made of lemon juice, onion, garlic, and salt which is used to moisten roast chicken — and depending on where you get it, it can be a fresh, zingy, perfect complement to chicken or it can bland, watery, and useless.

For an upcoming (vaguely-food-related) piece on vendor licensing, I interviewed the couple who owns one of the taco carts in my neighborhood, while a photographer got some really lovely pictures of them:

So have been postponing? Transcribing an hour’s worth of interviews, writing a 600-word op-ed, and analyzing the current demographics and voting trends of New Hampshire to predict which way the state will vote for next month.

I sense another pile-up soon.

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2 thoughts on “Long week.

  1. try it cubed with potatoes and other root veggies, drizzled in olive oil and tossed in spices. Then slow roast. Divne. When I serve this, grown ups fight over it.

  2. We’ve been growing a few celeriac on our allotment. I thought they were doing good but then I dug up one a few weeks ago and it was super dinky! Maybe it was just an unlucky pull and all the others will be massive.

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