This month, June 2013, is all about writing In the Mix 2 (or whatever we end up calling it), my second book of Thermomix recipes. The testing and re-testing (and re-re-testing) is almost done, the pics are done (gorgeous) and the fridge is not the 3D jigsaw puzzle of marvellous and mysterious ingredients that it was during last month’s photo shoot when I was cooking at least 10 dishes a day, many of them with seven or eight elements apiece. I loved the stacked up craziness of my photo shoot fridge (see pic) but I am really enjoying a sparser fridge right now – I can even see right to the back of it!
One of my contributors, dessert maestro Pierre Roelofs, saw a fridge pic of mine and informed me that his masking tape strips were scissored at precise right angles and all his labels were written in neat capitals. That’s just one more reason that I’ll never be a pastry chef.