Although we are trying to convince ourselves that we are on a “vacation” and not running away from fire and smoke, I still want to eat in a healthy manner. Because of the pandemic and my diet, dining out is not a good choice. But cooking in a strange kitchen is hard! The A/C in the kitchen blows across the gas cooktop making it difficult to get a constant heat source. The lentils I cooked tonight cooked at least twice as long, absorbing the cooking liquid but not ever really softening.
Later I tried to hard boil some eggs and put a small pot on to heat. After 15 minutes it still had not come to a boil! I finally gave up and put the eggs in and cooked them for another 15 minutes. The water never came to a boil! The eggs were cooked but just barely. Anyway, just saying, that it has been a cooking adventure.