It has been quiet in Jabbado’s Kitchen. The gnome is still around, but I do not let him out as often as I would like. There are many reasons for that, but the important point is that I still want to engage in fantasy cooking and at the very least finish the (extensive) lists of recipes that are already planned but need testing.
A Childish Caveat
One of those reasons, and by far not the major one, is that my kids got picky. At least some of them. And I found it very bad for my mental wellbeing to face complaints about whatever I cooked. So I caved and stopped being creative (or weird) as often. They do enjoy some recipes – the Fried Orc is an all-time favorite. But having to eat something that might not even be at peak recipe performance, all by myself, is not an experience I cherish.
The Major Reason
But an even bigger reason, if not the main one, is that I need to reevaluate my time management. I know I want to do many things. Which is why a similar update exists here and here. But I cannot pick which of those venues I want to focus on. Thus, here is the gist:
TL;DR: An Update
I am going to do more cooking in general and use Jabbado to share my experiences. In recent weeks, I have already dabbled in cheesemaking, mushroom growing, and fermenting. I am sure this will elevate Jabbado’s spirits, and I will be cooking weird stuff again in no time.
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If you need more convincing, check out these recipes!