It’s been awhile since we had a Craft Fail, hasn’t it? Either my creative skills are exceptionally fabulous, or I’m just working harder to fix my mistakes. I guess I should quit projects more often so we can keep the Craft Fail section going strong. 😉 OK, I’m not going to do that. It’s too satisfying to turn a failure into a success, but some things are just unsalvageable.
That’s the direction my last cooking experiment went.
I was going to meet some women to discuss a book, the Bible, and life, so I thought I would bring a snack. I have the More-with-Less cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre, a Mennonite cookbook that my Mom used when I was growing up. I found this recipe in the snacks section and, since I had some wheat berries around, and no other snack ideas, it seemed like a perfect match.
The recipe said the wheat would puff up after a bit so, even though I didn’t really know what I was looking for, I kept checking it…and it had a sort of interesting smell…and it got a little darker…and the smell got stronger…and the wheat turned black. Oops.
There was no saving this one. I preserved it in photograph form for your enjoyment, and cut up some apples before heading out the door.