Finally, it has happened to me

As I was cooking breakfast this morning (spinach & bacon omelet), John decided to make sure I was fully awake by playing this:

And now I can’t get it out of my head. You’re welcome!

So, a little update. This has been one of the craziest weeks, work-wise, but rewarding enough to prevent me from going nuts myself. That’s right, I still have a life outside of my job, though the line seems to blur sometimes. I’d argue that’s true for everyone, although I’d also argue that we should argue against it.

You follow me, right?

If not, don’t worry– I’ve got something for the brain’s-nearly-fried-day crowd. A recipe that will make your insides glow! (Not literally. If they do, I accept no liability).

(Bangers and…) Pub-style Pea Chips

(Why pub-style? Because ‘pea chips…I swear, better than they sound’ won’t inspire you to make these).


You’ll need a few handfuls of peas (I tried some local-ish “Dwarf peas” on clearance at the co-op. Must resist un-PC joke about “don’t they prefer ‘little people’ peas?”)

And some coconut oil (not Olive, oxidizes [whatever that means] at high temperatures)

And finally, some spices (like sea salt, black pepper, paprika. Though I may try curry next time)

Preheat oven to 200 C (which I think is 400ish F?)

Wash and trim ends off peas. Slather them in coconut oil and place them on a piece of parchment paper, on a baking tray. Sprinkle on those spices. Be liberal (not just in terms of politics, though that helps).

Put some cumberland sausage on the tray while you’re at it. I basically roll all the links together into one beautiful spiral, like this).

Bake for 20 minutes. Take out the tray (WHY DID YOU FORGET THE OVEN MITT AGAIN OW OW OW) and flip the sausage, stir the chips around, return to oven (remembered the mitt that time…) and bake for another 15 minutes.

Here’s our lovely model.


Fooled you! He didn’t eat any. The pea-hater deemed them “not terrible.” I deemed them all gone.


Now that I’ve thoroughly procrastinated from diving into a screaming inbox of 92 educational technology product press releases, I should get back to that.

Enjoy the weekend, and eat your veggies.


6 thoughts on “Finally, it has happened to me”

  1. I’m so happy you seem to have a cool job because 1) You’re my friend and 2) More importantly (and selfishly), since we had identical double majors from the same university it means I’m not necessarily doomed when I decide to leave my current gig.

    Also that food looks tasty.

    1. Aww, shucks. Thanks! But, I was only a French major/ English/Euro Studies double-minor. I envy your job, though– you have Editor in the title! Then again, I have “Executive” in mine, which doesn’t mean much of anything.

  2. Well, Clea, it certainly looks good, even the peas. I can’t believe that John didn’t like it too much. But all the more for you!!!!
    I still can’t figure out your job, what exactly you do. It sounds like you do lots of things!!!!

  3. You will please make this dish for those of us who are European Cookbook deprived won’t you, that dish is right down my alley Clea. Please start your own cookbook for us deprived Americans ah using substitutes since we cannot get some of those ingredients, that way I can at least pretend I’ve been there, thru my taste buds!
    Many thanks in advance,
    Auntie nancy

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