Well hello stranger. Where the HELL have you been D? I've been all over the place and everything is falling into place. Creating and traveling along the way. I've cooked in 8 different homes since April and its been an interesting and fun experience. Working with extremely limited ingredients and also kitchens that are less equipped than I am use to was a challenge. Its those challenges that make us better at things. I've also gotten my art studio into a perfectly compact and convenient little nomadic setup. The prius is my carriage and the road is my yellow brick road.
Once July hit, my dear friend Annah, founder and designer of Boho Gypsy, and I set out on our epic month long journey. We are two souls that allows life to play out as it comes, which makes it so easy to get along with. No expectations, just living la vida.
Our journey starts out in Angel Fire, NM. We received an invitation to join some friends in their magical cabin. So many beautiful and colorful flowers that blanketed the region. Originally we were going to Boulder, but then Angel Fire got thrown into the mix and we said, "why not".
We've arrived in Utah!! Besides having to be in Park City for my art show, Arches National Park awaits our arrival. The entire drive has been breath taking. So much beauty, at moments I just want to break down in tears, or just breathe it all in. The world has so much to offer at all times. Take the time to appreciate it and love it.
Next stop, Park City, Utah. Art creator, food lover, and food blogger. Jude is such a thoughtful person at J GO Gallery that she placed me into this month perfectly. Its Park City Food and Wine Classic and also my reception at the gallery on Friday. So this is when What the Hell Are They Making Now comes into play. The reception is the after party for Stroll of Park City wine crawl. Jude provided me with a wonderful condo, which has a nicely sized kitchen. With a food stipend in hand, an unstocked kitchen, game on!
Onward to Salt Lake City! I have a love for hunting grocery stores. I think its the love for discovering new ingredients. Ocean City Market was our first stop. An Asian market that didn't have cucumbers or green onion. That was a turn off! Liberty Heights Grocery was kind of a bourgeois hippy place with really nice service. Tony Caputo's Deli and Market was an Italian grocery store that was intriguing. They had an amazing cheese selection and a wonderful chocolate counter. I got a sandwich there. Its hard to get a good Italian sandwich anywhere but New York. Then we went 2 different generic grocery stores. Oh god, I just realized I went to one this morning for Debo. Holy shit, I went to 8 grocery stores today. Good god. No wonder I almost lost it when I had to stop in for some plastic wrap. I do love going to grocery stores, but more than 4 a day is a little suicidal.
First time to fill a fridge in many many months. Pretty exciting. Its the little things in life.
We were suppose to go out to dinner, but instead ended up making dinner. Using some of the ingredients for the reception spread, I whipped up pork wraps. The pork was marinated in a fish sauce and pre made Korean marinade. Served with cabbage leaves, romaine leaves, shredded carrots, mint, basil, rice vermicelli noodles, and a Vietnamese nuoc cham sauce. It worked. I've been craving Vietnamese food, so hey! Ended up being a perfect little dinner.
Feel free to follow our journey on instagram at @lildfromokc or @gypsyannah