Did you ever play with a kaleidoscope as a kid (or as a grown-up…) and marvel at the changing colors? I seem to have latched onto that multi-hued fascination without realizing it until now.
Some nights dinner consists of a subdued (albeit tasty) palette, followed by a several-night streak of blast your eyeballs, popping off the plate color.
(Twist… click; twist… click.)
It finally dawned on me that I’m a kaleidoscope cook.
When I was a young ‘un, I used to dig through Grandma’s toy box in search of that cardboard tube with the plastic lens. Then I’d carry it to the nearest window and rotate the cylinder to my heart’s content. (The Man of Few Words still asserts that I’m easily entertained…)
Somehow that toy ended up in my recipe box, and I’m glad it did.
Whether mind-blowing or bordering on blasé, food (and colors) bring me great delight, and a childlike mindset keeps things interesting on our plates.
Now go… play with your food!
Enjoying kaleidoscopic cooking,
© 2011-2014 Kim Bultman and a little lunch