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Disaster kitchen strikes back.
Today I made greek salad, but it exploded.

Did the usual, chopped up some cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, and no onions (because I never can tell how strong an onion is going to be when eaten raw until I'm chewing it and it's melting my head from EXTREME ONION MUSK, and every Greek salad I've ever bought has had onions made of pure misery, and I say all this as a person who scares the local taco place with my requests for extra jalapenos and hot sauce so it's not like I'm shy of food that can double as a chemical weapon), opened a tin of sliced black olives (because fewer go farther and there are definitely no stones in them if they're sliced) and a bag of shredded feta (less goes farther, etc) and put it all in the four litre Greek Salad pail (because I will make that much greek salad and eat it almost exclusively for days during the summer), poured the dressing on top, sealed the pail and went to shake it up to mix it.

Not this time, says Fate. Boom, splat.

I did manage to keep most of it in the pail somehow and turn it back right side up, but there was definitely a 'boom' and a 'splat'. Dressing and feta all over everything. I'm thinking there was maybe too much air trapped in the pail when I went to shake it? No idea.

It's kind of a 'this was inevitable' thing in retrospect, but I've been tempting fate for over a year making greek salad this way - filling a four litre pail with chopped veggies etc and then shaking it with moderate intensity - and this was the first time it exploded so really, it was overdue for something to happen during the procedure.

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starrylizard From: starrylizard Date: July 22nd, 2014 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Now I want salad! Badly!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 22nd, 2014 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Hopefully yours won't explode.
astrothsknot From: astrothsknot Date: July 22nd, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have so missed your culinary adventures
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 22nd, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I... haven't. XD

I thought I was doing so well lately, but in retrospect I think that's been less because I'm any better at preventing kitchen-related mayhem and more because I haven't had the time to do much of anything complex in the kitchen.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: July 23rd, 2014 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I just finished re-watching The World's End, and I much prefer destruction by culinary means;)Mmmm Greek salad.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 23rd, 2014 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
No fire involved in this one.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: July 23rd, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I blew up a microwave oven at work last week making noodles. One way to evacuate a police station for half an hour.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 24th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, you could put it down as an impromptu incident drill of some kind?
teithiwr From: teithiwr Date: July 25th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! Exploding salad is pretty... special. :D <3
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 26th, 2014 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, normally fire or spinning blades are a major component of my kitchen explosions.
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