I debated whether or not to tell you. After all, I publish recipes on this site. But, as someone who battles perfectionism, I think it’s important to share imperfections.
So there it is. Some days I interview pastry chefs. Some days I visit award-winning artisanal farms. Some days I spend 8 hours making pesto or canning pickles. And some days, I put a carton of Trader Joe’s Mojito Salmon in the oven and forget about it until there is smoke wafting from the oven.
I’m not kidding about the flames. I had to toss the whole damn thing outside in a snow bank to keep the smoke detectors from going off.
I’m not perfect. But that won’t stop me from attempting a recipe this weekend from my new Smitten Kitchen cookbook. I’ll just make sure I have a fire extinguisher handy.