How Not To

I like cooking. I like to think I’m not bad at it. But the machinery around cooking is, perhaps, a different bucket of eels…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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34 Responses to How Not To

  1. joylennick says:

    Looked as though ‘something’ was over-heating or it was a foggy kitchen… oh dear!

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  2. I think even my father’s definition of being ready to eat (“When it’s black, it’s done”) would be wrong here!

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  3. Erika says:

    Oh, wow! But no worries, Geoff, you are in good company 😂

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    Something burned…don’t feel bad. Our esteemed Senator from Massachusetts (Elizabeth Warren) did not make any Native American dishes 😉 but burned marshmallows.

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  5. Another machine that is very good in the kitchen is a timer. I suppose you already know that. 😁

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  6. Did every smoke alarm in your house go off? If so, I know that feeling. Deafening, and stops you thinking straight about what to do next.

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  7. tootlepedal says:

    It is lucky that you don’t have sprinkler sytem installed.

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  8. Widdershins says:

    Today I burned an entire pot of dried peas I was boiling up to make pea-and-ham soup. You’re in good company! 😀

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  9. Oh dear, Geoff, it looks like you overcooked it a bit.

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  10. Is that…. smoke? Oh dear, Geoff. Just the right amount of crispiness. 🙂


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