Something I haven't blogged about to date is that my sister and I are have been engaged in an ugly standoff since Christmas. I am usually not the type of person who airs dirty laundry in public but this is just too big to keep to myself and we're all friends here right?
I know you're imagining some deep dark family scandal. Like the revelation my sister was adopted at birth and I've known all these years and didn't say anything. Some of you probably ran and got your popcorn already and are settled down waiting for full disclosure. So here it is : Our standoff is over trading recipes.
SOP served an awesome potato salad on Christmas night and I asked for the recipe. Past experience dictates that I should have stood over her with a stick until she gave it to me there and then but I'm a trusting soul. Sharing is not her middle name. Case in point : I have been begging for her scone recipe for YEARS and she steadfastly refused to give it to me. She just used to smile enigmatically and say she couldn't give it out. It had gotten to the point where the thought of her taking that scone recipe to the grave was keeping me awake at night. She eventually confessed last July after 20 years of baking the best scones ever, that she uses the CWA box scone mix you buy at the store.
Then on Boxing Day I served up that awesome galette I snaffled from Mrs. X who shall remain nameless (for reasons that will be come apparent as you read this sorry tale) and my sister asked me for the recipe. Now it isn't that I don't trust her and it isn't like she's promised to swap recipes with me before and they've never materialised (cough cough) so this time I told her I'd happily give her the galette recipe just as soon as the potato salad recipe hit my Inbox. And for good measure I told her I'd throw in my cinnamon bun pancake recipe for free because I'm a loving sister and I'm not precious about sharing my recipes.
It's been three weeks since Christmas and I've got nothing and I've been hankering for that potato salad because it really is THAT good. Like Veruca Salt "I Want It Now !". I'm starting to wonder if my sister is waiting for potatoes to become extinct as part of some dastardly plot to ensure she continues to have world domination of the Best.Potato.Salad.Ever.
SOP keeps asking me for the galette recipe and I keep telling her she can have it just as soon as I have that potato salad recipe in my hot little hand because up until this point I've been using that awesome galette recipe as my insurance. I've even taken my plight to Facebook as a way of shaming her into sending me the recipe. And still nothing. (Insert your own visual here of me sitting round tapping my foot , looking at my watch and doing nothing besides waiting, waiting, waiting for a bloody potato salad recipe......)
Then today I remembered that Google is the font of all knowledge. Google knows everyone's secrets and isn't hoity toity about blurting them out. So accordingly I googled . And look what I found.
So, guess what we had for dinner tonight....
A mature and loving sister would hand over that galette recipe to her sister now for free wouldn't she ? Even though her sister didn't come through with her promised recipe.
I'm still thinking about it. But the potato salad was awesome.