The radio silence around here lately has been due to a couple things. One, I now finally have my own camera back, after I broke it and then sent it to Canon to fix and then they broke it and I sent it back to them and they fixed it and sent it back to me. I love my camera so much, but I certainly do not love the crappy customer service I've gotten from Canon both times I've needed it to be fixed. Anyway, I'm getting back into the swing of using my own camera again, but holy, have I ever forgotten how to do just about everything camera related.
And also, I haven't exactly been a daredevil in the kitchen lately. Or in any other realm for that matter. If the non-musical Man of Science notices that I've listening to the same songs over and over again, then I must really be listening to the same songs over and over again. The same goes for food, but luckily the MoS has no problem with repeated servings of chickpea cutlets and mushroom gravy. Delicious! But not blog worthy.
So, to get back in the swing of things, I thought I'd use this post to showcase some of the exciting, non-edible things that have come into my kitchen recently, namely a rather early Christmas gift from the Man of Science. Why early you may ask? Because I happened to be home sick from work when the delivery man knocked on the door and said, "Can you sign for this delivery of knives from Japan?" And I did. And thus the surprise was ruined.
These knives are something else. They are so delightfully well made and so very sharp they have changed the way I conduct myself in the kitchen. For instance, they slice onions so efficiently that my sensitive-eye weeping spells seem to be a thing of the past. That alone, is worth ordering knives from Japan.
The Man of Science was a good sport about his Christmas surprise being ruined. Even when a second package arrived and he shrugged and said, "You might as well open it. It goes with the knives."
Ah! Eee! Woot! It's a "Please Pack Your Knives And Go" apron! I am in love with it. And yes, it was the perfect companion piece to the Japanese knives. Lucky me! But poor Man of Science with his excellent surprise all wrecked.
The third new item was a Value Village score. Value Village has been my second home lately, as I gather fabric for Christmas sewing projects, and the other day I was doing my usual quick scan of the kitchen items and there was a big, heavy, glass lasagna pan. Exactly what I've been on the lookout for these past few months. Excellent!
So I made a lasagna. And I took a lot of pictures of it, thinking that I could post the recipe on here and get back into my recipe routine. But the lasagna was terminally mediocre and I wouldn't want to inflict that on all of you. Apparently it is going to take me a little bit longer to get back to this blogging business. Thanks for bearing with me.