Thursday, March 25, 2010

Inspiration and Always Wash Your Vegetables

Today, after a week of full of midterms and learning a new job (and finally getting over the failures of last week), I was finally inspired to cook. I had a pasta dish that in my head sounded good. I wanted to combine braised kale, sauteed mushrooms, parmesan anchovy bread crumbs, and a poached egg on top of spaghetti.  Sounded pretty good. In fact, I even got so far as to start the kale when I encountered a problem.

Yay greens! Healthy! Vegetarian! Sounds good right? (please say yes, or just smile and nod). But do you see the problem? Do you? Well, maybe a closer shot will help.  


 There was a SNAIL LIVING IN MY KALE. This is not brand new kale. This is rather old kale which means this snail has had a chance to slime (and other snail functions) all over all of the kale. I love escargot, but this was not in my recipe plan. It got thrown away and we went out to dinner where I had a lovely, snail free bowl of Spaghetti Bolognese with fresh pasta.

That brings the tally for the week to 4.


  1. This is the way of things, Deanna. You keep trying and soon successes outnumber failures. When I was in college I could barely boil water!
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    Great snail photo, BTW!

  2. Ahh I saw it when I first saw the picture! I once found a slug in a bunch of watercress and I just couldn't coo with it. I know, it was a terrible waste but I just couldn't :P