D’Arcy and The Galloping Gimli

Lucia has shared her cooking while feeding a fire tale – I have to buy her a decent poker before she hurts someone or herself. I cook…in a fashion. That is to say I can cook, I just don’t necessarily like to, as cooking for one is a pain.
I can make a beautiful salad, with arugula and Romaine, dried cranberries, goat cheese, red bell peppers, with my Aunt Helen’s famous vinaigrette. I can prepare a lovely roast, pork loin, and several pasta dishes. It’s just so much work!!
Enter The Galloping Gimli…a former special services vet who cooks and bakes like a dream. And for a very reasonable sum, he will come in and whip up a dazzling array of dishes, often exotic Korean or Lebanese specialties that make my mouth water. Plus he makes the best bread!
The Gimli was introduced to me by Lucia, of course. She almost repossessed his car by accident, and although he could have squashed her like a bug, he was quite cordial, and they became great friends. He would drop by her office with the most yummy treats, and finally I told her I had to meet this guy. So I did, and now he’s at my place two to three times a week, whipping up tasty meals with plenty of leftovers. Even Aramis likes him, especially when he’s making lamb meatballs…so we asked The Galloping Gimli (aka Steve) to provide some of his recipes (which he insists on calling “recibes” – weird) for the blog, and if we tease, cajole, and downright nag him, maybe he’ll share some other stories….

About D'arcy

D'arcy grew up on an estate in upstate New York, surrounded by staff, with mostly absentee parents. Left to her own devices, she shunned school, read voraciously, and collected animals, first-edition volumes of her favorite books, and occasionally men. D'arcy recently moved out of her apartment on the UES of NYC with her cavachon pup, Aramis, and is currently living at her late parents estate while deciding on where to put down roots. The best way to get on her good side is to have a sense of humor, not take yourself too seriously, and be kind in general. Irritate her, and you'll be greeted with a laser look and a tongue lashing for the ages, and not the good kind.

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