Nothing on this adventure is simple or straight-forward. A house with no doors. A fridge full of food but a pantry without recognizable ingredients. A furnished kitchen that includes a dozens pots and pans, all lacking lids, and none large enough to boil potatoes. Perhaps this builds character. Though, strangely, it reminded me that I actually know how to utilize whatever ingredients happen to be on hand. Beet salad with orange dressing and crushed pistachios. Potato salad with green beans, tomato, egg, olives, and anything else that needs to be used before I make the weekly foray to the market tomorrow. And plenty of homemade cheese, which I am happy to add to pretty much anything.