Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

May 27, 2009

May 27 2009 Me and My Cooking Habits

I decided to make a snack for the knitting group tonight. I cased my ingredients and found a recipe for chocolate chips, marshmallows, and nuts. The bag of marshmallows turned out to be a bag of marshmallow, and I couldn't get it off my fingers without a thorough shouting. The recipe called for melting the chocolate in a double boiler, a tool I usually fake with a steamer and a Pyrex. Except, the water, was, getting, into, the, chocolate? What? I checked the glass for a hole, tried to salvage, turned off the fire and put the whole liquid mess into the sink and watched the cold water until it ran clear.

I try, I really do, to have patience and confidence and curiosity about cooking. I'm clever, I rig things all the time. I can cook crayons for peetsake, with sunshine. But every time I approach the stove something goes amiss enough to put me back into my comfortable "I absolutely cannot cook" attitude. So I baked a nut salad tossed in egg white and cinnamon sugar. It came out delicious.

It is late. The knitters liked my nuts. Here's the handful I ate before I wrote this and went to bed. Auto+zoom=photo.

1 comment:

Heather In Progress said...

They were delicious! :)