Notwithstanding living in the United States for upwards of 6 years, I continue to familiarize myself with the different cuts of meat while matching them with their English counterparts.
For the past five years, I have done a post-holiday cleanse in January. These cleanses not only give me more energy and deeper sleep, but they offer the opportunity to slow down and savor the moment. I find that doing a deep dive into “food exploration and elimination” each year gives me unexpected observations into many areas of my life. It’s like taking the time to clean off your eyeglasses so that you can see the world more clearly. But this year with a busy slow- cooking schedule and a last-minute trip to DC, my annual cleanse didn’t happen.
After two failed slow cooker recipes in the same day, a blackberry jam which burned (!) and a cherry almond rice pudding with an unpalatable outcome, I gave up on the sweet stuff. Instead, I turned to a fail-safe favorite 2 minute prep recipe which I make regularly with a spaghetti squash.