Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the fleeting spanish tortilla


until the food fairy finds our house, we're still responsible for generating our own meals. once in a while i get a fleeting desire to make spanish tortilla and fortunately it is a rather aimee-proof process. usually i lose interest around the potato goo phase. but when i make it to the finish line, the spanish tortilla is a yummy dish, which means that it too is fleeting. i just don't understand that aspect of cooking. as soon as i'm finished, i have to start again? please hurry, food fairy.

30 comments:

Veja cecilia said...

this sounds good. i´ll have to try it:) I also dream about a food fairy, where is she?

alissa said...

tell her to stop by after you see her. im hungry dammit! haha
i do get frustrated with cooking in the sense that you go through this whole elaborate process...and then you have to clean it up...and then you need to eat again...

Bella Sinclair said...

Mmmmm! Your recipes are just my style! My mom used to put eggs into her potato hashbrowns. I suspect this would be similar, but with more yummy seasonings. Gotta try this!

When you consider that preparing, cooking and cleaning up after dinner takes 2 to 3 hours, sometimes I just hate it, hate it, hate it. Most of the time, I refuse to cook lunch too, because that would mean I spend virtually all day in the kitchen. When it's just me, I eat leftovers for lunch. Happily. Unfortunately, leftovers-for-lunch appears to be a completely foreign and unappealing concept to my husband. :(

joanne said...

there's a food fairy???

sadly, i used to be so in to cooking... and lately it's all about quick, easy, and minimal cleaning up...

(shamefully it also involves frequently eating at the kitchen sink...)

●• Tiny Red said...

i hear you... so grateful i have my food fairy :)
not my favorite activity (the making, that is...)

Cestandrea said...

Can so relate to this:) But this recipe looks feasible:)
Have a good Wednesday
love
Andrea

That Girl Designs said...

Sounds good! I love how you take simple words, phrase, or even cooking instructions in this case, and incorporate them into works of art.

Christy said...

You are so funny.

soulbrush said...

now there's an idea for a new business venture, a recipe book done in such a zany way. i would buy one.

trinsch said...

i actually like cooking, but most days there are just so many other things to do and cooking needs to be fast and efficient. but when there's time - to cook and talk while you do it with a glass of wine, well i'm all Yay! let's cook till we drop!

Stampmaiden said...

AY AIMEE! I haven't been here in a while, shame-shame, I know. Your colors are like magnets, they pull me in! Love what you've been doing. Even the toddler's room is colorful! LOL! Love the tortilla thing too. Send the fairy this way when she finds you, OK? LOL!
Linda

kendalee said...

I am SOOOO with you on this! I love to EAT fresh food but sometimes I resort to a packet of chocolate biscuits in lieu of a meal because I just can't face the cooking & cleaning up cycle. Can't do that too often though 'cause then there's the whole scurvy issue to contend with... I would love to find a food fairy who's looking for an appreciative audience!

Nina Crittenden said...

I bet the food fairy hangs out with the laundry fairy...

L'Atelier said...

lol-did she come your way yet?
i like the way you describe cooking ....

i love the cooking and eating part- but the cleaning ! is there a cleaning and dish fairy?? could you ask the food fairy?

L'Atelier said...

lol-did she come your way yet?
i like the way you describe cooking ....

i love the cooking and eating part- but the cleaning ! is there a cleaning and dish fairy?? could you ask the food fairy?

Aris said...

I married a wonderful food fairy!!!! He is the cook and I am the baker! I think it works beautifully I wonder if he does??? (:

Lynn Fisher said...

...and I'll bet the Food Fairy, Laundry Fairy, and Cleaning Fairy are all in this together.

Esti said...

Ha, ha... I'll make sure to treat you to a good Spanish tortilla if we ever get to meet... but I'll let the husband do the cooking. He's a master of the Spanish tortilla (he's also my food fairy, you know; I'm not sure who sent him over, maybe Santa?))

Asja said...

great piece! i love the vibrant yellow background!
i'm not fond of cooking either. when i was 7-8 years old i strongly believed that when i grow up we'll have robots to cook and clean for us :) since that didn't happen now i'm waiting for a food fairy, too :)

Anairam said...

Oho, that looks like just my kind of recipe! But now, dear aimee, I am sorry to be the one to break this to you, but all those stories you've heard about the food fairy - well, they are Untrue. Lies and Deception, I am afraid. Yes, I still remember the day I found out - when I left my dear mama's home and moved into my own apartment. The food fairy was nowhere to be found - it was rather distressing to wake up without that mug of tea next to my bed, and no magical bowl of porridge waiting for me in the kitchen! I had to live off tinned tuna - can you imagine? And at about the same time, visits from father xmas and the tooth fairy stopped. Makes you think, doesn't it?

yoon see said...

Great way to share joy on food and cooking!
Simple but it speaks "Wow" to me!

suzanne cabrera said...

LOVE the recipe description. Such a way with words :)

e.beck.artist said...

yum .... sounds great ... and cutest little recipe card ever!

BT said...

ha ha, I love it! Wish we had a food fairy too but I love tortilla, especially when cooked by someone else!!

~Valentina~ said...

Spanish tortilla is super duper yummi!!! I don’t think this girl can do something like that in the kitchen ;) BUT I know the perfect take out place to get tortilla and paella!

elizabeth said...

ooh, sounds good. I'll have to give this (nice'n'easy recipe!) a try at home.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I don't want a food fairy - most days. But maybe today. Usually I love cooking and make really ambitious stuff and bake my own bread and such...

I thought you liked cooking ... but don't knw how I got that feeling...?

smoothpebble said...

OMG are you inhabiting my brain?

smoothpebble said...

oops that comment was for your next blog post, about your brain. Obviously mine's not working right now!

Ces said...

Oh Wow! I am going through your old posts! I am full of awe. You are such a brainiac, mental ninja, word artist!