Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Caught With Your Trousers Down and Other Kitchen Tips
I was once chopping fresh chillies up before I went to the toilet. I am sure you have heard all the stories of people forgetting to wash their hands and ending up with burning sensations in regions they would rather not. Which is the predicament I had got myself into this time. After franticly searching the internet one handed whilst holding ice cubes to myself with the other, I found some information explaining that as the capsiacin is an oil, that acid will neutralise the PH level and hopefully reduce the pain and burning. I am not suggesting hydrochloric acid here but a cut lemon. So there I am stood in the kitchen, trousers down and rubbing half a lemon over myself when my wife comes through the door back from the gym. The look on her face was one of surprise, shock and a deep, deep shame. It seemed I had some explaining to do and to reassure my other half that my food obsession hadn't turned into a food fetish or perversion. But let me assure you, the lemon tip works but going to the toilet before you start saves a lot of embarrassment.
Do you have any unusual yet helpful kitchen tips and have you ever found your self in such compromising positions when food is involved?