One significant joy of returning to Mae Sot is being back in the kitchen. I love the entire process, from visiting the market to starting from scratch. I particularly love it when there are kiddos playing on the kitchen floor.
I have loved being back to making bread and tortillas. I experimented with vegetable broth; this was after deciding that purchased broth is just too MSG & sodium-filled, then trying chicken broth and finding it too smelly. Vegetable broth is right up my alley and worked like a charm; my freezer is stocked.
I have also sorted out peanut butter, which was a bit of a task here. The peanuts in the market have an odd burnt flavor I had to sort out; let alone the fact that I burned up my blender on my first attempt. A few tries later, we have peanut butter! It’s delicious and smooth, and I know what is in it.
And last–my favorite–I made applesauce! And it worked. Stephen said it “might be the best applesauce” he’s ever tasted. I don’t know what that means, but its good enough for me! I need to find a faster way to peel and core than my Thai-purchased vegetable peeler, but I’ll sort that out in time.
It’s so fun to be back in our kitchen. I’m thankful I’m not trying to feed a family from scratch in my little kitchen with our little refrigerator & freezer, but I do love all the experimenting and learning.