Krompiruša , vegan potato pita / burek .
I bought the phyllo dough before this “thing”, for a little dinner party I was planning to host. I was wondering what to feed the all-eating-Bask, the-meat-lover-but-non-pork-and-fish-eating-Bosnian and the vegetarian-and-no-dairy-and-sugar-Colombian and make them happy. This is one of the dishes I was planning to make.
I imposed myself a “NO-SHOPPING-CHALLENGE” whilst being self-isolated and PHYSICAL DISTANCING (instead of social distancing!) as much as possible.
I realised I’m addicted to coffee. I also realised, that I’m obsessed with food. Even though I live in a tiny (30m2) apartment, my kitchen is quite big (custom made for me ), very functional and has lots hidden pantry storage. Since I bring food from small producers from Croatia and Slovenia to Amsterdam, my pantry and 9-drawers-freezer (Best Buy ever!) are always quite well stocked.
It’s been 14 days since I went to a store. I’ve heard that people I know, buy food every day. I am right now saving money, spending older stuff, avoiding people, not risking spreading the virus, cooking more consciously, creating less waste and activating the creative part of my brain, because I “have to” make do with what I have. I have just ran out of fresh vegetables, but I’ve got quite a few jars with pickled or fermented vegs (most of them I made myself, some are made by fam & friends) and a little bit of (self-) frozen vegs left. Technically I’ve got food for about 3 months I guess, but when it comes to tasty, varied and nutritious meals, I think I can manage for another 2-3 weeks.
The question is; WILL I RUN OUT OF TOILETPAPER OR COFFEE FIRST? And which one is more essential? My Indonesian grandmom uses a “botol cebok”, an empty cola bottle next to the toilet & I am down to 2 cups of coffee a day from 6ish. My new office has better coffee, but more limited supply..
I hope you are all keeping sane and well, wherever you are!