Am I a multi-tasker? Not so much. My early attempt to prove I could chew gum and jump rope at the same time ended with an hog-tied third grader sporting a cowlick caked in bubble gum. I know my limits, so in the kitchen I try to exercise caution and focus on the task at hand. After all, it’s a room where liquids boil, edges are sharp and flames prevail.
Trouble is sometimes I get sidetracked (Oh look, a corkscrew!) and distraction leads me down the wrong path. (You’ll recall my first attempt at making ketchup.) So I leave you with a couple pantry proverbs. Learn from my mistakes; roast, bake, broil and saute’ without fear. Just pay attention for…
He who answers the phone while using the broiler, will return to a dish flavored with distraction.
and…He who overlooks knobs and gauges will leave his mark in unlikely places.
What I was blogging about:
One year ago: Summer Harvest Begs an Extension
Two years ago: Apple Jelly Recipe: Flavorful Chameleon