FLAWED . . .

This one’s for cooking enthusiasts who understand knitting lingo. . .

This week, Howard and I bought a new enamel cast iron Dutch oven.
Gluten free boeuf bourguignon, here we come!

Julia Child’s original recipe for boeuf bourguignon is very gluten-friendly, by the way. Just substitute gluten-free flour for the small amount of flour in the recipe. It is perfect.

So, lovers of Julia Child as we are, we were excited.

When we got home and inspected it, I noticed a flaw in the enamel on the side that exposes the cast iron underneath. Not good — it will give way to more exposed cast iron over time.

“Oh no,” I said. “It’s flawed. We’re going to have to take it back.”

Howard paused, thought for a minute, then said . . .

“Are you sure this isn’t just a design element?”*

Love to all,
Lee — *PS: For non-knitters out there, I’ll quote from The Secret Language of Knitters by Mary Beth Temple: “Design Elements: noun: Mistakes. As in ‘The fact that one sleeve is five inches longer than the other is not a mistake, it is a design element.’”

Till next time . . .

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6 Responses to FLAWED . . .

  1. Maya Moonie says:

    That’s priceless! I love how you’ve obviously made a true convert :)

  2. bacon says:

    Sometimes the universe is so strange…
    I found “Julie and Julia” on tv last night channel surfing, then this morning I made a new friend at the Annapolis Community Garden work party to collaborate a garden cookbook with, and then this evening I find this blog post. haha Hello, Julia, I hear you.

  3. Butterfly says:

    Ooh, I’m jealous, I haven’t have good boeuf bourguignon in a looooong time.

  4. I also battle with my right thumb that’s less severe of computer was before I went gluten free. Its mostly a grasping problem. It had been so bad when I reached to get a glass to have a drink, my thumb would forget to maneuver and I’d either knock the glass over or drop it as i picked it down. Nonetheless, I tend to keep yourself hydrated away from a plastic cup because I own a fear of dropping glasses. The thumb thing still happens occasionally, but is now mostly just a trouble with smaller movements, like while i peel open among those single-serve coffee creamer things. I need to decrease and concentrate on my thumb and tell it to advance or grasp. I also sometimes see that when Im typing, that thumb tucks under my hand in a weird way. I started using my left hand for mousing, in the past, as a result of thumb problem, as the thumb would tuck inside a weird way and turn the mouse at a funny angle.

  5. Suzanne says:

    Lee, could I possibly hire you to knit socks for business purposes?

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