Monday, 13 September 2010

The Downside to an Aga......

One of the few downsides to having an Aga is that you don't smell the food burning, unless you're sat outside near the flue pipe, which luckily for me, I was the other day.
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I had put some giant pasta shells in a roasting tin in some water, not something I usually do, but these we're just for the chickens as a treat, as we have stopped eating white pasta, and I didn't want to leave the lid up on the Aga while I was doing something else in a different room, I thought they would be okay in the oven for 10 minutes.
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A couple of hours later I was sat on the patio having a lovely phone conversation with my eldest son, when I smelt burning. He was hastily cut off as I dashed into the kitchen to open the oven. Cue billowing black smoke and the aroma of.......burnt food and tin. Luckily the good side of the tightly sealed doors is that when fire breaks out is contained and extinguished quickly by lack of oxygen...phew!!
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I phoned Simon back and explained the reason for his being cut off mid-conversation and it was his suggestion for a Blog post, Lovely Hubby had the idea of calling my burnt offerings an 'Art Installation'......any offers? The price can start at.......oooh.....about £2,500 and I'm more than willing for it to hang in any art gallery!
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Sue xx
(Update now on the Sue and Joans' Diet Blog.)

9 comments:

  1. Hi Sue - loved your story - have done the same with my Aga before now. Still love the beast though!!

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  2. I did this in the Rayburn with biscuits once- I thought about drilling a hole, threading them and wearing it as a necklace!

    On a more serious note, I do have an elderly but much loved 1930s Picquotware kettle and when the Rayburn is turned out in the summer I used to pop it in the top oven for easy storage. One year I left it in there when the stove was re-lit in the autumn and it happily baked away for a day, completely destroying the beechwood handle!
    Doh!!
    xx

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  3. Being a big fan of seafood, I was trying to work out what the mollusc were, haha! A good covering with various metallic sprays would surely increase the price to £5,000.

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  4. You could always edge the flowerbed! Ann

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  5. Hi Sue,
    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. This is all very new to me but I've just finished reading your blog. Loved it! Especially loving your Bantam Cockerel. Thanks again, Sue.

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  6. You could call it 'Hazy days of summer' - just because you had the haze of smoke from the aga instead of the sunshine, art doesn't have to be too specific in it's meaning does it! And I'd up the price to at least 5 figures.
    Take care
    Sarah x

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  7. Quite arty actually - I thought they were mussles !! This is what my roast veg looked like when I was trying to copy you & make some pasta sauce ....& I don't even have an Aga to blame. Perhaps the chickens can kick them around for a game !

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  8. You could spray it gold and use it for an ornament?

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