Yesterday we went to the farmers market in Gainesville and had a really good time. I will post pictures from that tomorrow. After walking around looking at the vendors my husband and I decided that if I was selling there I would be killing it. I talked with the market manager and although the market is full now, he thought a spot would open up in Spring.
Right now I am getting the process started for getting a certified kitchen in my home. This requires a lot of paperwork: kitchen plans, state caterer’s license, local tax application as well as a home occupation license. My plan is to take out a business loan to get stuff rolling as soon as possible.
Today was a busy day in the kitchen trying out some new things. Lots of baking and, unfortunately, lots of burning…of my skin. I baked one loaf in a cast iron roaster and another on a baking sheet under a stainless steel wok lid. After 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven I took the lid off the loaf so the crust could brown. I set the lid on the stovetop, removed the lid from the roaster and then absentmindedly grabbed the wok lid with my left hand so that I could make room for the cast iron lid. Unfortunately, I grabbed the wok lid without an oven mitt.
After that my whole day was ruined. Now I am behind in my cooking (and clean-up) and really need to bring something yummy over to the police station for the two cops who let me off my speeding ticket (in a school zone, no less) as I was zipping along all too conscious of my fiery hand and rapidly melting ice.
The pain should subside by the morning and back to cooking as usual.
This is the one baked under the wok lid. Hardly worth the pain.