Leek, Potato and Jerusalem Artichoke soup
I have a confession to make. This ‘so called’ gourmet and experienced cook burnt down her kitchen last week.
Ok, maybe that’s being a little melodramatic. There was a fire, however, and it did destroy half of my kitchen (and its acrid smoke probably put paid to a large percentage of my lung capacity too).
I won’t go into the details. I’m just hoping the incident can be put down to my general overly ambitious multi-tasking and the fact that I spend most of my time in the kitchen, therefore increasing the odds that I would, one day, set fire to it (naturally).
That being said, a trifling little fire and the absence of a functioning hob and oven are hardly going to stop me from cooking (despite the fact that the whole incident may have been some kind of ‘sign’).
So I’ve hopped right back into the saddle. Thankfully, my first post-fire dish – my version of Vichyssoise – went off without a hitch (i.e. it did not go up in smoke).