shhhh…this is a whispering blog…not suppose to tell these things in public. not suppose to show the mistakes you make. not suppose to tell how the beets boiled over on the stove. shhhh…..
i have more important blogs to write. about our trip to the huron river to photograph the steel-head fishermen this afternoon. also have lots of photos of swirling streams, up close.
but am i publishing them?? NO! this is a beet boil-over blog.
here’s how the catastrophe started. i was writing a blog singing the praises of gray hair, honest to goodness. if you have any gray hair you don’t like, hurry over here. if you don’t have any gray hair and don’t care, keep reading.
i finished blogging and decided to continue with my photography record-keeping. been working on filing and deleting photographs since january. in the meantime, decided to start a’boiling beets for dinner. and that’s when the problem started. i grabbed a too-small pan and filled it almost to the top with water.
responsibly waited until the water and beets were boiling merrily. assessed the situation and decided everything would be ok for thirty minutes.
thirty minutes later…the buzzer chimed…i walked into the kitchen and….beet juice everywhere!! beet juice all over the stove, dribbling down the pan, dribbling down the stove, dribbling on the floor.
and you know my first thought? “oh look at the pretty patterns the beet juice made!” that’s when you know you’re photographically crazed. when you run to get your camera to document beet juice. it is truly sad.
eventually the beets were peeled and tossed into a greek salad which we ate for dinner, along with some minnestrone soup. ’twas good.
i just remembered…seems like i wrote another blog about greek salad a hundred years ago. let’s see if it’s findable. be right back. going on a blog search to see.
yep. it’s right here: http://centria.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/the-simple-life-greek-salad-from-the-garden/
i must have beets on the brain.
next time: will try to keep them in the pan. honest.