Apparently running all over town has taken precedence over cooking these days. But my bananas are too ripe to wait any longer! Today must be the day.
Also, a note to Katherine, who has been fighting some sort of horrible disease (or a slight head cold, it's hard to say so far), this looks like it would help. It's not a challenge, of course, but it sounds nice.
Embarrassing moment of yesterday: While (sort of) waiting in line to get my passport renewed, I went to pick up a snack of blackberries and a samosa. On the way back I was confronted with this beauty. Of course, I ran into the kitchen store, stopped short, and hovered over it, like a witch over her cauldron. I had blackberry hands, you see, and couldn't touch anything no matter how heavenly it would undoubtedly be. Of course the woman behind the counter noticed, and asked if I needed help. And of course I reacted like a kid with his hand in the cookie jar, whirling around to see what I was up against. Unfortunately the blackberries were still in my hand, and I accidentally flung a few across the store.
I don't think I'll be buying fancy new pie dishes any time soon.