A couple days ago I ordered a pair of shoes online. I was expecting them to be delivered today and was disappointed when I didn’t see a box waiting at my door. After dinner I got a call from my mother: “Why did you send me a pair of shoes?”
Because the last time I ordered from this place I was sending her a coat. I told her to try the shoes on if she liked them but she said she’d send them on to me. They’re purple.
Can you guess what this is?
This week I had the urge to make jello from scratch. The picture is unflavored gelatin softening before you add the rest of the ingredients.
I used fresh lemon juice and strawberries pureed in the food processor. You can taste the strawberries up front then the lemon catches you in the back of the throat, in a good way.
I used the Lemon Berry Gelatin recipe in Retro Desserts by Wayne Harley Brachman as a starting point. No skills needed beyond boiling water and juicing the fruit, but the difference in taste is between a strawberry and a strawberry Lifesaver–totally worth doing, at least once!