Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blogging the Failures

I'm sad right now. I've just had to throw out a large quantity of (formerly) beautiful, very expensive organic almonds, entirely due to my own procrastination and stupidity. In short, I put them to soak for too long, with too little salt water, and in too hot a kitchen, and they got moldy. I hope I can get more - they've been hard to find lately. G-d knows they aren't local around here, but they are an important part of our diet.

So now I am wondering about what the "big kids", the "real" food bloggers do when they have a culinary disaster. I don't remember ever seeing anybody blog about something that went badly wrong and they had to dump it. It's certainly not the most attractive picture I've ever taken, but it is part of the chronicle of my journey to eating real food and supporting my local economy (I did buy them from a small local store, not a big chain). Sometimes things go wrong, sometimes they go magically right, and we hope the latter will outweigh the former as time goes on and we become more skilled.

What do you think, have you ever seen a food blogger post a sad picture of their garbage can?? (Although I'm thinking I can salvage some small fraction of the almonds' value to the universe by transferring them to the compost ...).


  1. I don't think I've seen too many 'fail' posts. Which, when you think about it is sad, because it is through our mistakes and failures that we learn about life. I have defintely made some expensive kitchen mistakes myself. Sorry about your almonds.

    1. Thanks, Lori! It did give me an excuse to drive up to the Red River General Store, though, where I bought new almonds as well as yummy local peas and chard and ...


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