In My Kitchen

By Superedit (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

My kitchen memoirs are free of any fancy footwork (notice my restraint in not spelling this with a “d”.) Cutting onions to avoid any mishaps with serrated edges, peeling carrots to avoid scrapes on the hand provide all the excitement I can take in the small space. Well that and any bubbling pots. Hot liquids can splatter, as you no doubt know. 

By Author Laurence Housman Publisher Bodder and Sloughton [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Oh, yes, and the one potentially life-altering experience came when the oil caught fire before I added the pancake batter to its surface.
Advice– stand back, turn off the gas, perhaps not in that order– turn off the gas, stand back, and wait til it pipes down, watching carefully that nothing else becomes engulfed it its drama.


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