The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~Dorothy Parker
My entire life has been filled with lessons on finding ways to amuse myself. Entertaining others. Practicing random and useless skill sets. Finally, killing cats with curiosity.
Working in some countries has involved bringing all of the above modalities of defeating boredom to an entirely new height. My newest projects will involve intermixing all of my weakest abilities with my strongest personality trait …. cooking, coordination, chemicals, combining, creating, counting ….. with curiosity!
Project 1 – Infusions
To be sure, I am following the instructions exactly. Winging it will surely follow at some point. However, to start, I want to practice patience. In order for me to slow down and be patient, I need to start more than one project at a time. My practice in patience will involve only talking about one project at a time.
I present to you…. Roasted Pineapple Mezcal!
To be sure, these are super simple recipes and super tasty as well! It was interesting, time consuming, and actually quite beautiful. If you don’t want to drink it yourself, find a pretty bottle or a good, old-fashioned mason jar, and get ready Christmas presents..office parties..uh..or whatever..
“…You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can’t do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it’s just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard…”
― Morgan Matson, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
I am also working on building up my confidence to start on oil and vinegar infusions.. fermentacion experiments, etc… but that’s later. Back to tequila and pineapple. I’m actually not a fan of hard alcohol but in the end, this was a success AND delicious.
So, some tricks I learned during the process was if you cannot clear out all of the fruit or other ingredients..you can freeze the concoction for a few hours, or even overnight, and the alcohol will seperate from everything else easier when you strain it. With pineapple though.. it’s just fine to have chunks.
I have seen recommendations to toss the infused fruit, but I hate wasting it, so into the freezer you go to await your frozen margarita fate.. but for now..