After mine and Emme’s attempt to peel onions in preparation for Bob Blumer’s go at breaking the world onion peeling record, I got inspired. My win over Emme gave me some confidence and I thought I might really have something special in the kitchen. With Glutton for Punishment coming to an end after 5 incredible seasons, I thought I would start something new for myself. I decided to embark on a journey similar to Julie and Julia, but call it Brie and Bob. Once I realized that would have me wrestling a 50 pound catfish, chasing a cheese-wheel down a cliff in England, and detoxifying a deadly poisonous blowfish in Japan, I decided to just make Bob’s salsa instead. This proved to be enough of an adventure in itself, but I am quite proud of the delicious results and I plan to win hummingbird604’s Glutton for Punishment contest with my experience. Now I know how much I need the DVD sets of the show!
I learned something very important while making this salsa. It’s really lousy to be a slow chopper! I don’t mind that I had to hunt down all the ingredients (well, a really nice grocery man helped me-I think I looked lost), or pay a lot more than pre-made, store-bought salsa, but I felt like a real let-down that it took me 23 min just to chop the tomatoes. I thought I would serve it up during some family TV time, but instead I was running to the kitchen on commercials to chop the onions and herbs and ended up having the whole salsa ready for bedtime. When everyone went to sleep, I stayed up and ate my salsa. I loved it, and everything turned out for the best, as it tasted even better for the family the next day after all the flavours had hung out in the jar in the fridge all night. I now have a new side focus though. I am going to learn how to chop fast. I want to invite Emme to join me but she is a real danger in the kitchen. I need Bob to give me some tips!