Sometimes the stuff I throw out is prettier than the finished item. (It was mango salsa. Good but not transcendant.)
Also: I finally sent my friend Lysne, the person who organized my big excellent gardening care package, a box of gingerbread cookies to say thanks yet again. She took the photo -- looks like they made it reasonably intact. I sent a batch to my friend Eileen in Colorado for a belated birthday present as well.