Welcome everyone to the new website! I begin my month of blogging with your re-introduction to the Kitchen Olympics and some careless observations on the Boomer Life.
At this time in my life, my three favourite principles are:
- embracing all things fun, weird and rewarding
- giving all things healthy a cordial nod
- sending all things conventional out the door.
THE BOOMER LIFE
The term Boomer Life encompasses all the other ‘Lifes’: Country Life, Urban Life, City Living, Life on the Land, Sea Changing, Grey Nomading, Arthritic Movement Class, Chair Yoga. Boomers are doing all those things including ‘Still working’ and ‘Paying off Debt’.
I am firmly placed in the latter two categories and offer these observations from the inside looking out.
I coined the term Kitchen Olympics to cover all the peculiar activities that take place in my kitchen and home while carrying out a somewhat normal life.
I know that these episodes happen to most people some of the time but in putting together a chronology of my daily activities my list of absurd events grew very rapidly.
The plan is to cover a selection of ridiculous incidents each day for this month of October for as my Ultimate Blog Challenge. Armed with my trusty THERMOMIX called Theo and my quietly destructive KMART AIR FRYER named Kenny, I will deliver descriptions, handy hints and suspect wisdom and advice about the tiny portion of Boomer Life that I inhabit.
Returning to the awkward title: I did incinerate some carrots yesterday in Kenny.
I tried out a new cut of carrot to air fry. It turns out shaved carrot transforms into an amorphous lump of orange and charcoal matter. No pics, sorry, too demoralising. Today, however, in the time it has taken me to write this (discounting image searching time) I produced some edible carrot chips in Kenny.
A simple thing to produce you might think and rightly so but my experiences with all gadgets and electronic wizardry usually have me on the losing side. Hence the term Kitchen Olympics!
(As an aside, I have to say my preference is zucchini cooked/fired/aired this way.)
If I am on the losing side here I want it to be very memorable. My heroic Olympic fails usually include a cat, previously Frodo, and now Hickory.
The black box Hickory is sitting on is the adapter for my laptop = warming spot for the cat’s bum.
For those who fully embrace healthy eating, you should visit Chef William’s Site for fabulous keto recipes, hints and advice.
I probably hold another world record for the number of Thermomix recipes I have messed up. Easy peasy – nonsense! I can take any recipe and turn into something that looks like cat vomit, but yet my ample curves attest to me eating a mountain of recipe ingredients, carelessly mixed and incinerated, boiled over, stuck to the pan, and caught on fire (tea towel flames event coming soon).
The moral of this meandering BLOG? There isn’t one that I can see!
Please keep your smiles alive today. Comment below if you have some suggestions for me to try out in the air-fryer.