Pandemic Journal, Day 633

Fall came in a rush today – suddenly, there were fallen leaves everywhere, as well as cold breezes and even a little rain.

I gave my speech at Toastmasters this morning; it was the “Researching and Presenting” project, and the title was “Inductive Reasoning”. I talked about our route to the inductive cooktop and the research I’d done (mostly at The Rational Kitchen) in choosing it and the new cookware we had to buy to use it.

I ran out of time before I could show a photo of the cookware we’re planning to donate to Goodwill – there’s a lot of it, some almost new, so I hope someone else enjoys it.

I made two meals on the cooktop today; the first, Pan-Fried Trout with Rosemary, Lemon, and Capers, is not one I make regularly – we hadn’t planned to make it this week but the trout looked good when we were at Lunardi’s this morning. I was very much still getting used to the cooktop – getting the timing right so that the fish and the rice would be ready at the same time was challenging.

The second meal, Blistered Broccoli Pasta With Walnuts, Pecorino and Mint, is one of our favorites. I really liked being able to boil the water for the pasta in less than three minutes instead of needing 10 minutes or more, and the rest of the process went pretty smoothly.

Soon, I’ll forget how I had to adjust to using induction. I hope.