Friday, November 15, 2019
Autumn Scenes with Kitchen Mishap
Our Japanese maple is turning more and more red, and carpeting the grass with its discarded leaves. I realize this is similar to a picture I showed you just a few days ago, but I couldn't resist -- I love the color of this tree and how it matches the yellowing hostas. So autumnal!
Dave discovered Totoro, who usually hangs from the walnut tree, lying in the grass the other day. I went out yesterday morning and managed to find the little bead that goes with him, then cleaned him up and left him on the kitchen drainboard to dry. My guess is squirrels pulled him down. At least this time he didn't break.
I replaced the browning dahlia on the front porch with two cyclamens. I'm sure they're going to get ravaged by squirrels but they've got a better chance on the front porch than the back patio. Squirrels love cyclamens. The rudbeckia still looks pretty good, too.
Now here's a rhetorical question. If someone named Dave was making you dinner and pulled a strangely-shaped egg frittata out of the oven, and upon closer examination realized...
...that he had baked the plastic lid of a food storage container into the frittata...
...would you still eat it?
The plastic seemed fine, and the frittata tasted OK, so we did. I have a general rule that when someone cooks for me, I eat whatever they produce. But I was perfectly aware that in this case I was probably also ingesting residual chemicals.
Dave and I laughed so hard when we discovered the lid in the food. He's mystified about how it happened, because he insists he stirred the frittata in the dish before he baked it, and you'd think a big flat slab of plastic floating in the egg would have been fairly obvious.
"Well, you've got your blog post now!" he told me.