My friend Jessica (author of 365 Days of Change) posted about her attempt to make Marjorie's pumpkin pie, and this was equal parts flattering and and exciting. "Someone actually reads this blog!" I thought. As I noted her subsequent pie updates, they became more and more distressed. The pumpkin pie process failed, she needed advice, and she was blaming fractions.
Sometimes, things go wrong. In the kitchen, in life, everywhere. For instance, I just spent $625 on a new muffler. Unexpected, shocking, and definitely not how I planned to spend an afternoon. But, it happens. It's just a muffler, just money--and it's just a pie.
Pies, at least, can be re-done. So, today I'm revisiting the pie-making experience. I encourage revision among my students, and I encourage it in the kitchen. If something goes wrong, I think the best approach is to ask questions, obtain feedback, and try again.
So, here we go. In more detail this time. If you have questions, please ask!
First, three eggs into a bowl.
This is baking, this is writing, and this is life. Get back in the kitchen, back to the pages, and up off the couch.
Challenge: Re-visit a failure. A recipe, a chapter, a poem, or any household project that was an epic fail. Tackle it now with new eyes and a new perspective.