Lessons in the obvious

What I’ve learned so far today:

  1. Fire is hot. No, really. It is. When people say, “It’s like sticking your head in the oven,” they are not talking about reaching into the warming box attached to a 350 degree electric range. They are talking about six or seven hundred degrees of wood-fired scorchyness that will threaten your eyebrows. Not that I’d know anything about that.
  2. Everything around the fire is hot. Way hotter than anything around the aforementioned electric oven.
  3. 600 degree cast iron pan + 150 degree water = splatter that will not stop
  4. 600 degree cast iron pan + oven mitt = near demise of oven mitt
  5. Just because there’s a beautiful bed of coals in the new fireplace, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to cook on them with your current equipment.

*sigh* Live, play with fire, learn…

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3 Comments

  1. Ken said,

    October 3, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    what have *you* been playing with (fire, obviously…)

    kilning?

  2. Emily said,

    October 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Posole. Kind of…

  3. Suzie said,

    October 3, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Sounds like an adventure though!

    (I hope the otters are safely tucked NOT on the mantle.)


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