Friday, March 20, 2009
Foodie Friday: Trainwrecks & Bloopers
Welcome to Foodie Friday's "Trainwrecks & bloopers!"
Some of you may remember when this sweet, innocent apricot tart
dripped all over the bottom of my oven, carbonizing into an impenetrable shell. It took many applications of baking soda and lemon juice, and, finally, Bandwith plus Brillo Pads. I was just too weak from lifting cookies rather than weights. Sigh.
Why did this happen? Because Gollum used the WRONG PAN.
Gollum will not do this again. Ever. But still, trainwrecks will happen.
Some trainwrecks happen all by themselves. This morning I took random pictures of the kitchen. I thought I'd show what happens to my kitchen when I'm writing a book. Things get skewed. Contrasts appear. Note the hairbrush next to the apples, so the author can detangle her hair while eating apples.
Trashbags and an empty salad bowl.
Doughnuts and Cascade.
Bandwith's Bobby Flay sauce was actually good, but it trainwrecked the cast iron (cast iron HATES tomato based sauces).
The leftover sauce was frozen, the pan cleaned by Bandy. I found it put away neatly in the pan drawer. Bravo, Bandwith!
I would have posted earlier, but I spoke at a local book club, and we started eating cake and drinking wine, and the next thing I knew, it was ten o'clock! Tomorrow, back to writing!
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