This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

War wounds -- should the uncoordinated be allowed in the kitchen?

Last week, I sliced my thumb with a grater. It was a deep gouge that made tying knots and other normal manual tasks difficult. Just as I've gained my evolutionary advantage again, I burned myself yesterday. I scalded myself transferring boiled pasta to the saucepan. I treated myself pretty well. My stomach was a disaster but I tended to it well with ice and ointments so it's now left only with some light redness. My inner right thigh was less victimized and received less attention, so now there is a blister. Will NOT post a picture. This blog is meant to be appetizing...

Sometimes I wonder whether the likes of uncoordinated me should be in the kitchen much, utensils are weapons of self-destruction... (Just kidding. My mom wanting to try my pasta recipe alone makes it worthwhile!!)

What I was cooking at the time was my favorite pasta sauce which is 2/3 any kind of tomato sauce with 1/3 pesto sauce. Love pesto but the taste by itself is too strong. This combination gives tomato sauce more life. We've done this plain, with bacon, with clams -- everything works!


Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

I have done both those things many times. Well, I haven't poured boiling hot stuff on my legs but... had a deep burn mark on the back of my hand for weeks. Hurt like hell! Burned myself across the inner part of my wrists once on an oven rack. After it scabbed over it looked like I'd tried to slice my wrists. You can still see faint scars. Was embarrassing, let me tell you. But... I figure getting hurt is just part and parcel of the experience. "Think nothing of it. Stiff upper lip" and all that jazz, ya know. :)

November 12, 2008 at 8:55 PM

Blogger Arsenette said...

I can't use most of the brand new knives in our apartment.. they are too sharp and I can't control my right hand that much ever since I had my nerve surgery in the mid 1990's. I've been using the Vidalia Chopwizard for a lot of things lately. Hubby helps with a lot of things and I still burn myself in some way when frying.. I still do it though.. I love to cook.

November 13, 2008 at 8:39 AM

Blogger tricia said...

We've all got war wounds from the kitchen. Nothing like grabbing a handle of a pan that's hot, putting a body part on a hot oven rack, getting hot steam in your face when you turn the pot the wrong way to drain water and having hot oil pop on you. Cut my finger to the bone when I tried to cut a turkey breast that wasn't fully thawed. Got mad and tried to saw through it - knife slipped and got the one of my fingers bad - right below a joint. I've got scars from burns and remember the story behind them. Hope it reminds me not to do it again.

November 15, 2008 at 9:39 PM


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