Sunday, September 6, 2015
I have a small problem with doing the same things, the same way, time after time. Sometimes, my explorations result in big improvements, sometimes pushing me to new heights. Sometimes, however, they just fail.
Case in point..... I tried a new cookie recipe.... twice! because I thought I'd just made a mistake. Nope! Turns out they simply taste like cardboard, and there's nothing to be done about it. No amount of artfully applied icing is going to fix them. :(
After thinking briefly about turning them into fridge magnets, I finally decided reducing them to crumbs would be best. I can at least use them in place of graham cracker crumbs for cheese cake crusts. Lots of cheese cake crusts. No actual food wasted though.
Years ago, as a young artist, a mentor told me to only show my best work.....my very best work. Get rid of the 2nd rate stuff. Throw away the failures. I think he was right.