Aromas in the kitchen... funny I should see this poll.
Right now, I am baking some pumpkin and walnut loaves; 4 of them. I used allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg (heavenly nuts) and cloves. I ground them all fresh and I ground just enough for my immediate needs. Spices remain in their original form until ready to use. So, the kitchen smells heavenly, thank you for asking.
Fish! Last night I fixed my famous dipfried catfish for everybody. My niece fixed french fries to go with the catfish. Every piece of fish was eaten and they came back for more, but I had no more. Have to go get some more as they want to do a fish fry next week.
As a kid I tried catfish once. HATED it! The guy who gave it to my dad told him just to gut it, remove the head and fry in a skillet. Tasted like fish mashed potatoes. Never ate it again, til I was living up near Lake Isabella in Kern County, Calif in 1976 and got invited to a fish fry. My dad fished in the ocean so that's the only fish fry I know of. Did not think about where they were getting the fish from. Got to the party and found out it was catfish from thier pond. To late to back out. But did as my daddy taught me and took a small piece and ate it just to be polite. What a shock! It was great and I ate alot of catfish at the party. The lady who gave the party was in her late 80;s and she gave me the recipe on how to fix catfish. I follow that recipe ever since. I've fixed catfish for people who say they hate catfish and I did not tell them it was catfish and they just loved it. Than I tell them it was catfish. They than want the recipe and they still eat catfish from my recipe. LOL
Technically, coffee, always coffee. But it has been salsa because of the abundance of tomatoes I was blessed with this year. And it will soon be apple butter because I intend to make a batch this fall. And I also intend to make some homemade bbq sauce for friends for gifts this year as well.
Sorry, wind, but it is truly a secret family recipe, perfected by my Dad and Mom. I'm afraid I am sworn to secrecy on this one. My 2 brothers and I, as far as I know are the only holders of it, and I've promised it to my adult daughter, as has my brother to his daughters, but that's as far as it's gone.