I love Smitten Kitchen. When it comes to food blogs, I firmly believe that there is one woman who will never let you down. That woman is Deb. Deb is fearless in the kitchen, has the patience of a saint (or she wouldn’t be making pastries like homemade pop tarts), produced a darn cute child, and more importantly, has never let me down in the kitchen. Other bloggers and I have had our ups and downs, but not so with Deb.
You know what’s coming, right?
Have you ever read a novel? Seen a movie? Can you predict what happens before it happens?
Until now! It almost feels blasphemous to even suggest that it was Deb whose recipe isn’t right. It must be me–something I did.
I cooked some barley, added produce from my favorite local farmstand, whisked together a fabulous vinaigrette and proceeded to ruin a perfectly wonderful salad by adding cups and cups of arugula. Maybe I had a bad batch, but it was just too bitter for me. I’m going to try this again with spinach or with mixed greens and see what happens.
And Deb? I’m sorry!