My internet pal Cairn Rodrigues posted one of those pictures non-Facebookers make fun of on Facebook: a picture of some food she prepared. I love those pictures, because I find yummy new recipes that way.
Not this time. I asked her for the recipe, and she sent me to this website called Tasty Kitchen, where, instead of her recipe for onion, garlic, and red pepper confit, I found a recipe for Maple and Onion Jam. Not, you may agree, the same. Bad, Cairn! No biscuit! If you don’t know what confit is, you can read this post from The Food Lab, or you can read the next sentence here: Confit is slowly cooking something in fat or highly sugary syrup and/or preserving food by storing it, hot, in such a bacteria-hostile medium.
So I’m just gonna hafta do what Cairn did, take some random recipe, and make it the way I want to make it. That’s what I usually end up doing, anyway.
Now, about the critters. Here is possibly a most useful post about what to do if you find a lost pet — even your own — and it won’t come to you. It’s called Why your lost dog may not run back to you from the wonderful No Dog About It blog. While you’re there, check out the posts on Assumptions Can Hurt. It’s right on the mark, for our relationships with animals, children, and other grownups. Aliens and mythical beings, too, I have no doubt.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character makes an assumption that turns out to be wrong.