Food experiments – failure and success

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love to “play” with my food. In other words, sometimes I use a recipe and sometimes I don’t. This has made my gastronomical adventures very unpredictable. Some of these forays into culinary chemistry have been interesting and not in a good way. A few that I will mention, but not dwell on, are the previously mentioned Chicken Marsala made with SWEET marsala wine Sick smile and the pork carnitas I made with chipotle chilies in adobo. Devil

Baked shrimp with Feta
Baked Shrimp and Feta Cheese

However, some have been quite tasty. I’ve managed to make a pretty good version of Carrabbas Chicken Bryan as well as their lentil sausage soup. I made a delicious baked shrimp with feta cheese that I still can close my eyes and taste. . I have experimented with compound butters and had great success, particularly the cherry almond butter. TO DIE FOR!

Do you have any funny food failure stories? I know I have quite a few, but I’m happy to say that I’ve been pretty lucky.

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kharriott

My husband, Mike, and I moved from NJ to Southwest Florida in September 2006. I currently work at the Punta Gorda Library and fill my free time with crafts, reading and my experiments in the kitchen. Our fur kids, Buddy the dog and Nibbles (aka Brutus) the cat, keep us entertained all day.

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