Only a small, small, small part of my left pointer (like, 1/8 of my nail, and the flesh beneath it), though, so it’s not all that exciting. I would post photos, but I wanted to spare those who are squeamish at heart. It may not come a surprise that it was thanks to a kitchen accident, and occurred while prepping pizza toppings – chopping green onions, to be exact. I’ve been told a million times to not have dangling appendages from my guide hand, as my right hand grips the knife to slice and dice. But since my first handling of a Chinese cleaver at age 8, I haven’t been able to shake the bad habit of not curling fingers out of harm’s way. And this isn’t the first time it’s happened, either. Only last time it was the tip of my thumb.
I laughed the injury off (really, it didn’t hurt too much), and proceeded to finish the business of pizza. The boy, as always, made some tasty herbed rendition of pizza dough in the bread maker. This time, our lovely pizza sported mozzarella, green onions, brown button mushrooms, roasted garlic and red peppers, Italian sausage, and feta on the adventurous half. The other side – prepared as we didn’t know the specific taste buds of our our dinner company – sported the first 3 ingredients. It definitely turned out to be a tasty, colourful meal.