As much as I love cooking, I have to confess that I'm not always a success in the kitchen. I guess that's the beauty of cooking - you give it your best and if it doesn't work you toss it. It's certainly a disappointment, because I want everything I make to be delicious. The worst part is? The dishes. If it's good I can deal with the dishes, if it's been a failure I have to toss/eat the mess and then to the dishes to boot.
This afternoon I happily shopped for ingredients at Whole Foods to make a pesto pasta salad and Gazpacho Madrileno. The pesto for the salad was delish, the pasta is a different story. Cooking for a celiac (who even warned me to purchase quinoa pasta), I bought brown rice pasta. Very starchy. Kind of mushy. Pasta salad will be OK, but I can't guarantee it will be my best effort. Gazpacho tasted good but was not the lovely red color I was accustomed too. I should have kept the base, but instead added water like the recipe called for (not good).
Have you had any failures in the kitchen? Don't be afraid to share...it will help ease the pain! Any recommendations for gazpacho and better wheat-free pasta are also helpful.