About three weeks ago I broke my leg, the Tibial Plateau to be exact. Now two weeks after surgery, three pins in my leg, a drilled hole to fix a chip and depression in the bone, the body is finally starting to come around. Having a lot of time to muse over what will be cooked the next time the kitchen is entered with confidence and strength in the leg is hard, as the cravings change everyday. This is however giving a lot of time to read the kitchen books that have been collected over the years. The ones that are picked up often as they have the recipes that are used a lot and with confidence and the ones that aren't touched nearly as much for their inspiration and culinary delights. The favorite book which will reign forever as the bible of my kitchen is "The Professional Chef", this book has everything for the basics, the skills and great tips. I recommend everyone have this book....sorry no pictures today but will get everything together soon with photo's. I will share my favorite cook books over the next bit as the healing is happening and the strength is growing for me to stand for more than 15 minutes at a time without succumbing to the pain.
I did however manage to make a sweet and sour green lentil soup with garlic sausage and Portabello mushroom yesterday. I didn't take too much standing and was worth every minute I stood solely on my right leg.