The dupioni silk I ordered for my futon cover has arrived, but it’s not the silk I ordered. They changed manufacturers, so the fabric I got is only a close relative of the swatch I ordered from—it’s woven with a burgundy weft AND warp, whereas the other one had a black warp, which darkened the fabric slightly and produced exciting variations in color. So I’m miffed. The new color is probably livable-with, but it’s not nearly as nice. (They have offered to take it back, since it’s not what I ordered…not sure if I will take them up on it, though.)
Other than that it’s been a good day and a half or so…Mike and I cooked dinner last night (inaugurating my new kitchen)—salmon en papillote with caramelized onions, sautéed wild mushrooms, and carrots; cream of butternut squash soup with a dollop of sour cream; and my secret honey cream cornbread recipe. Everything came out beautifully, except that the carrots were a bit crunchy—the salmon in particular was delectable and perfectly creamy tender. Things cooked en papillote are essentially steamed, so it stayed nice and moist, too.
It is SO nice to have a working kitchen (with functional oven!) again. It’s small, but it will do.