Frost and Burn

I planned to show you all my latest crafting today. I just had a little bit of finishing off, which would have taken about an hour, tops. Instead I stupidly burnt my hand. Please, no sympathy. My fault. Not sure if this happens so often with other types of ovens, but there must be few Aga cooks who don’t sport a burn or two. Today I was caught out by the ten minute rule. The principle is that if you cook anything too long on top, heat is lost from the ovens, which is not quickly regained.  Probably not true for the new Agas, but mine is old. So pots are started off on top (ten mins or less) and then moved down into one of the ovens to continue cooking. It is a system that works very well.

This afternoon, I moved a saucepan into the oven. Just before serving, I moved it up to the stove top again. Then I got distracted. By the eight times table of all things. I think as I picked up the saucepan by its extremely hot handle, I was chanting/yelling “64”. So stupid. My only compensation was that even under stress, I knew my eight times table. I think AJ will have that answer seared into her memory as well.

So instead of pictures of a finished item, I bring you frost. Photos from our garden, just before the sun warmed it up and it was gone. Todays frost must have sent some trees into shock. As we walked passed several elder trees, this morning, their leaves were falling like a steady rain. Even though we were late for school, the children and I stood under one tree marvelling at the tree’s leaf fall. Magic.

{I’ve soaked my hand in icy cold water and covered it in aloe vera and lavender, so hopefully I should be able to post the crafty goodness tomorrow.}

12 thoughts on “Frost and Burn

  • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 1:22 am
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    Well you have my sympathy whether you want it or not. 🙂 I hope your burn heals quickly and doesn’t sting too much. Aloe is so good for burns isn’t it?
    Good luck with the crafting.

    Anne xx

    • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 9:41 am
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      Not sure why this burn hurts so much, as it is not the first time I’ve done it. I think that I was conscious that AJ was only a pace away, so I held on longer to make sure I put the pot down safely. Aga saucepans are heavy. So silly. We have several pots of Aloe Vera growing around the house, just for this purpose. Amazing stuff.

  • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 1:51 am
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    Ooo, so sorry! Prayers for fast healing! Beautiful frost pics!

    • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 9:43 am
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      Thanks Casey. Here’s wishing that I don’t do it again, but I probably will! Couldn’t resist rushing out after dropping off the children to catch the frost. So beautiful.

  • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 3:48 am
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    You’ve got my sympathy too…there is nothing more painful than a burn!
    Looking forward to the crafty goodness! Those early morning frost pictures are wonderful!
    xo maureen

    • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 9:45 am
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      Tell me about it! I’m hoping to win some time today to finish off my crafting. It will be nice to tick something off my list.

  • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 4:47 am
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    Can I at least make some sympathetic noises? I can’t wait to see what you made.

    • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 9:49 am
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      Sympathetic noises are quietly appreciated. Thanks Jodi. Hopefully should be able to finish crafty article soon. Its taken so long to make it that I should be able to wait one more day.

  • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 7:38 pm
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    Sorry to hear about your hand, hope it feels better soon. We’ve had frost here too, some of the plants in the garden are looking decidedly poorly.

    • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 10:36 pm
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      My nasturtiums are looking a bit sad today. I’m sorry to see them go.

  • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 9:56 pm
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    I echo Jodi..hope the water and Aloe worked

    We’re chanting tables here at the moment..don’t know about theirs but my refresher is coming on fine

    • Friday 22 October, 2010 at 10:59 pm
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      Oh yes. Its nice to have a times table refresher. I think even little TF is able to recite some. Just need to work on his counting now!

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