Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Fake Plastic Lemons


The first rule of Fight Club is: don't talk about Fight Club.

The first rule of Chinese Whispers Club is: don't talk about Tiny Whiskers Grub.

The first rule of Pancake club is: throw your first one away and don't talk about it.

I don't know why I am harping on randomly about rules and the like. I was going to write a post about pancakes but it seems like half the world and their dog is giving their advice on pancakes today. In fact, it suddenly feels quite incongruous and facile to give tips and advice on how to mix eggs, milk and flour. It's not rocket science.

And plus someone else lifted the curtain on the heart of the matter two years ago, with this simple post and now I really am at a loss at what to say about pancakes.

Seriously, the wind has truly been taken out of my sails.

Bastard.

However, I would like to throw a yellow, plastic, oval-shaped grenade into the mix.

Given that the food retail industry is currently disintegrating before our very eyes with wandering accusations of fraud, criminal activity and skulduggery, perhaps it would be fitting for us to all go out and buy some Jif for our pancakes tonight. We all seem to be going to hell in a handcart so a short, sharp squeeze of concentrated citrus topped up with E223 is hardly going to hurt now is it.

I am talking Jif lemon juice by the way, not the cleaning stuff.


8 comments:

things we make said...

I am truly embarrassed to have clambered onto the blogpost bandwagon that is Shrove Tuesday.

The pancake we shall be eating tonight will be one of these i.e. with sugar and lemon. No messin.

belleau kitchen said...

Jiff Lemon Day... utter perfection... any child of the 70's will tell you that this is their favourite way of eating pancakes... 'real' lemons are just so 2013...

belleau kitchen said...

oh and if you think today is bad, just wait till Thursday and the Valentine's lot get their dirty blog posts out!

Danny Kingston said...

Things we make - don't worry, you are making it up by keeping it real with the lemon and sugar

Belleau Kitchen - Ah, the look of joy on that 70's child's face when they squeezed a plastic lemon (Valentines posts can be dirty can they? Hmm *ponders*)

Lynne Clark said...

I LIKE Jif lemons... it is easy! It is quick! it is lemon shaped!

Shu Han said...

right, i just blogged pancakes, *hides*. I'll avoid the vday nonsense.

theundergroundrestaurant said...

Yeah I was gonna do it too.... your pictures are lovely and have made me hungry

Danny Kingston said...

Lynne Clark - wouldn't it be good if they did lime ones....ping! Marketing idea

Shu Han - don't feel bad, you were just very organised

theundergroundrestaurant - I don't think anyone is going to suffer from a lack of pancake information today. And thanks