Six Of One, Half Dozen of the Other

I used to rattle off this idiom all the time - until I started my cooking escapades.  Now it just pisses me off.   In its literal sense, the idiom is used to compare two things that are the same.  For the past 39 years of my life, I thought half of the items lurking behind my cabinet shelves and refrigerator door were all the same until I started paying attention to the ingredients in Mom’s recipes. It’s astounding how many varieties of salts and vinegar and oils I accumulated over the years.  Almost all of the bottles and boxes are … [Read more...]