35 thoughts on “Instant Karma

  1. Jennifer, are you by any chance using new cookware. Wondering, because last week, I started using some new cookware and albeit I avoided a fire, I dropped in the meat and splattered the hot oil onto my right wrist. Thank goodness for myself, cold water and icepacks within second reach to cool down the hand. Looked good for a few days, but not so good Saturday evening and Sunday ended up in the emergency because my daughter (the nurse), after seeing a pic via mobile, scared the dickens out of me, babbling something about cellulitis etc. Confirmation of 2nd degree burn (which I knew it was), no cellulitis 🙂 , warning what to look out for in case it turns, and great medical salve that is speeding up healing.

    New cookware is a bugger to get used to, this one takes half the heat to cook compared to my old stuff… teaching an old dog like myself new tricks, comes with a prize of seared wrist.

    So please, karma or no karma… be careful. Ingrid

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  2. Hi Ingrid, Jen is watching tv at the moment but she will,get back to you later.

    The reason the fire started is because something overflowed while she was cooking some other time, and the residue of it caught alight.

    That’s the practical reason.

    The spiritual reason is that she was mean to me yesterday because I innocently applied a little itty bitty bit of olive oil to some poor fennel that she had left to char – and she went nutzoid. So the universe tonight slapped her on the wrist.

    The universe is my friend!

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  3. To me, it looks like you want to or you’re trying to get yourself burnt… Or, you’re asking for some sort of initiation, or wounding, or maybe you just want a real stove… a new stove… a gas stove!
    Being Cook, where I live… And I have to say, it’s great being back at my stove and knives… Take care of your cook! Don’t fool around with your cook’s processes! It’s a huge learning curve being Cook… It’s another, albeit, life-long, “Camino”. So, be good to your cook!

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    • Peter, the best way I can be good to my cook is to eat her food – which I do, swiftly yet gratefully.

      Except sometimes she’s stingy with the olive oil…

      😀

      Bill

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    • Yes Peter, a gas stove would be good – but we don’t have natural gas where we live, plus Jennifer loves the old original 50s stove that came with the house.

      See how tolerant and giving I am in this relationship??? If it were up to me I would have junked that stove years ago. But she likes the look of it, even though it should be in a museum, and the oven doesn’t work – so we have to bake everything in a separate oven.

      We men are so incredibly tolerant of our wives…..

      The Universe understands this, that’s why it sent me that sign of encouragement last night.

      😀

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  4. More likely a sign that some sushi, steamed rice, veg and raw salads might be the safest menu for a period of time. Far more difficult to turn these into burnt offerings.

    It’s just a thought, Bill.

    Brendan

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    • Brendan, sometimes Jennifer puts on steamed rice and goes off and quilts – and completely forgets about it. Cut to two hours later and the rice is not steamed, it’s nuked – and the saucepan has to be trashed.

      Her quilting though is spectacular…

      🙂

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      • You have a good grasp of technology, Bill.

        Please introduce Jennifer to the concept of a “timer”. They come in many forms, most are mobile.

        Your other choices seem fairly dire. (burning up, raw food diet or grazing)

        BTW, when we go to other homes for dinner we usually bring a bottle of wine or good olive oil. What do people bring to your home – fire extinguishers?

        Brendan

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    • Just as well Summer’s around the corner here Brendan!
      Much safer for OH&S in the kitchen!
      Cheers, Jenny

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    • Greg! Welcome to the blog!

      (everyone, Greg is a dear old friend. I mean he’s an old DEAR friend. I mean, he’s a DEAR friend, not old.)

      Well, you’re probably right there – and in my instance I call it self-immolation which I’m prone to do from time to time, as you so well know!

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  5. I haven’t had such a belly laugh in a while Bill. Am somewhat astonished that you’re still carrying on with this. Brave man to be insisting the Universe is on your side!? I trust this doesn’t result in you no longer being served Jennifer’s cooking and therefore missing out on all that love and nurture. What’s a bit of steamed rice and a saucepan or two between loved ones…..
    Janet

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