Random musings and activities of a 30 something mom, potential sprint triathlete, vegetarian, dog and cat owner, and a evolving urban homesteader just trying to do the right thing in life for my daughter and the world around us. If the blog seems random, it's because life is and hits us all at 100mph.
Monday, March 29, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Cooking 101 Lesson : Using Lemons (practical advice)

I've been cooking since I was 8.  You would think in the last 20 (some) years since I started cooking, I would learn the following lesson:

Do Not Squeeze Lemon Without Gloves if You Are a Nail-Biter and Pulled on a Hangnail Earlier That Day.

The pain that will ensue to equal or greater than the pain of walking half asleep over the living room rug to step on a corner of a lego.  But without the 3 am surprise factor.

Another side affect is that you may say a word (or three) that makes cooking-dinner-time a not-so-family-friendly event.  There will be nothing Zen-ful about the 30 seconds that follow this incident.

Lastly, if you decide to disregard my advise, I am not responsible for any wrinkles that may permanently appear on your face from the wincing involved.

This is my public service announcement for today.    Carry on.


JustJen said...

I was reminded today by a friend that I also had a jalapeno chopping - rubbing the eye incident.

You'd think I'd learn.... haha.

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