Whoops. Blender lid flew off...
What's that on the kitchen wall? How not to make spinach soup.
The thing about not fixing kitchenware items, is that in time, it will definitely catch up with you. It happened to me a few days ago. I thought I'd make a batch of spinach soup, with the glut of green leaves that were sitting in my fridge. I was feeling pretty pleased with myself, to be using up the bag of spinach that usually goes mushy at the bottom of my fridge each week. Onions, potato, spinach, stock, nutmeg and seasoning.....ahhhh, it was all coming on so well.
And so to the blender - a much-used piece of kit in my kitchen, but with one little flaw: a crack in the lid. Not a huge crack, but one that warrants a tea towel pressed firmly down on top of it, and a little brute force being administered. It also calls for some patience. Because of the crack in the lid, filling the blender more than a third full results in a mess. Going over this amount in the past has always resulted in the contents dribbling down the side, and me thinking "Phew, at least it didn't explode and cover the kitchen."
I know about the third-full rule. I invented it. And despite knowing I should, I haven't got round to buying a new lid. So, quite why I over-filled the blender with hot, green soup, I don't know. What I do know is that 1 second later, the contents exploded all over my kitchen. "What did you put in there? Frogs?", asked a friend when she saw the photo. No frogs - just bright green spinach which got... well, everywhere.
Have you ever done this? And if so, what with? Mackerel pate perhaps? Or a vat of beetroot soup? And why oh why, did the lid fly off?
Written by: Helenka Bednar