Yesterday after I took the kids to school I was cleaning up in the kitchen. I picked up the awesome four-slice toaster my mom bought me for Christmas and I was going to put it away when my necklace swung inside of it and wrapped around one of the tiny metal wires.
It’s one of my favorite necklaces, a long silver chain with a fake diamond encrusted heart pendant. It was Valentine’s Day and I was just trying to be festive. I set the toaster on the counter and began trying to pry it loose when I heard a knock on the door. I was toast! No one ever comes to my house so what are the odds that I would have a visitor when I have a giant toaster hanging from my neck?!
I hoisted up the toaster and opened the door; it was the florist delivering flowers and balloons. She looked surprised to see me holding a toaster. I was hanging onto Charlie’s collar with one hand so he wouldn’t jump on her or lick her to death and I had the toaster cradled in the other arm. The florist handed me two vases of flowers and a balloon.
By balancing the vases on top of the toaster I managed to pull it off. She left and eventually I got the necklace untangled and was free. I never did tell her why I was holding a toaster and she didn’t ask. But for some reason I bet I was the talk of the flower shop.
My friend Sakina Murdock does a food blog called Soulsubstance:
Yesterday’s post was on Salmon. I told her that we eat our fish in the form of “stick’s” smothered in mayo. Sakina believes is Hedonism: a philosophy which claims that pleasure is the only intrinsic good. In short she believes you are what you eat or that food can benefit how you feel. She posts amazing recipes on her blog. And no, she is not a vegan and yes, she does live across the pond.
I don’t believe Sakina has ever eaten a fish stick because she asked me about the ingredients. Just out of curiosity I looked it up;
Alaska Pollock (Fish, Sodium Tripolyphosphate to Retain Fish Moisture), Bread Crumbs, (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Salt, Yeast), Wheat Flour Enriched With (Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed and/Or Canola, and/Or Sunflower, and/Or Soybean With Tbhq and Citric Acid As Preservatives), Water. Contains 2% Or Less of: Modified Food Starch, Salt, Sugar, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Dextrose, Monosodium Glutamate, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Spice, Paprika. Contains: Fish (Pollock), Wheat. Manufactured On Equipment That Also Processes Other White Fish.
I’m sure Sakina is going to fall right out of her chair when she reads this. If we are what we eat than I’m in a world of hurt. I’m going to keep reading her blogs because I like to see what amazing concoctions she comes up with and maybe, just maybe, I might learn a thing or two from the master = )
Oh, and she has a book coming out soon too – but not a cook book. I’m going to invite her to do a guest blog so you can learn more about her.
Have a wonderful day passengers!