The Orgasmic Chef

In My Kitchen, May 2016

What’s the best thing in my kitchen for May?  ME!!  I’m home from the hospital with a fully mended back (l2-3, l3-4) and no pain in my legs. My back hurts like crazy but what back wouldn’t that had been hacked open? I know that every day it’s going to get better and better.

This won’t be a long post because I have been told that I have exactly 30 minutes to shoot, crop, write and edit this post. I live with a tyrant or a backward tyrant. “Don’t lift that fork,” and “You are supposed to be lying down.” I can stand I tell him but that seems to go through one ear and out the other. I can’t sit for very long at all.

One thing I do have to say though, even with the pain of surgery, I’m in less pain than before. If you’re putting it off, find a good surgeon and go for it. I’m glad I did.

Our friends Hristo and Emiliya were in my kitchen a few weeks ago and they brought these nifty spices from Bulgaria along with what looks like Turkish delight but never call it that to a Bulgarian. Hristo quickly made a piece of toast and slathered it with butter and sprinkled one of the spices on top. It’s got cumin and something else but the writing was very small and I don’t read Bulgarian anyway.

He cut the toast into fingers and we ate it as we drank some white wine. I would never have thought of doing this but I’ve tried it since and it’s very good.

Anyone else spending too much time at aliexpress? This was my first purchase – all leather and free shipping. I was hooked a little bit.

I was scrolling through one day a few weeks ago and I found these Russian piping tips. I paid less than $10. I’d seen them at a local shop here on the Sunshine Coast and the owner had a full set for $195. You color the icing and squiggle some colour on the side of the disposable piping bag and squeeze and a full flower comes out.

That’s what the video says anyway. I was going to try it yesterday on some cupcakes before my neighbours came to welcome me home from the hospital and John raised his voice and said, “ARE YOU NUTS?”

“You have to have something when people come and I could try those tips,” I said and then he said something about me being useless and not following directions and how he’s trying to help me because I can’t climb stairs, etc. He didn’t offer to mix the cupcakes!

You’ll have to wait for the testing on the Russian tips but here’s how it’s supposed to look:

 I’ve also received some gorgeous flowers, these were from John’s family and thanks also to my friends Jan, Jan and Hristo and Emiliya. I am feeling very special.

If you’ve got things to share in your kitchen, write a post on your blog and leave me a comment with the link and I’ll add you to the sidebar list of all bloggers participating this month. If I can do it, you can too.  🙂 All I ask is a link to in your post somewhere.

Finally, Charlie was really happy to see mummy. Waiting by the front door was getting old.

Forgive any errors, my time is up.  🙂