I had forgotten how much I enjoy it.
It makes me feel so...
Well, it just makes me feel.
And that, I think, is a good indicator of a truly beloved hobby.
Last night, I made fried eggplant with steamed millet and ponzu sauce for dipping.
Today, for lunch, I made Japanese somen noodles with egg, sliced cucumber, and daikon radish.
(chili ponzu dipping sauce)
The somen noodles were surprisingly tasty for a fairly plain wheat-based noodle. This is a particularly light and healthy sort of meal, and although I did counteract some of the healthiness by drinking a beer with my lunch, I still feel very satisfied with the way that everything turned out.
Now...if only I had somebody here to eat this sort of thing with me.