Saturday, March 6, 2010


Today was a very good day.

It is no secret that I hate egg-rolls...except for the ones that my best friend's mom makes.

Lee's egg-rolls are so yummy I have dreams about them.
They are marvelous little bites of Vietnamese goodness.

Today she taught me how to make them.


You bet your fuzzy butt-cheeks!

Any time someone I respect teaches me anything I am honored, but food is extra special.

She cooks like my grandmother so there are no exact measurements - it is done by sight, feel and smell.
I like that as it is comfortable to me.

As we prepared everything we talked about how food made with love tastes better.

It does.

I have the same feeling about my knitting - which is why I don't knit when I am in a bad mood.
I don't want to weave anger into my cloth.
(I don't cook when I am cranky either - because the food tastes like crap if I do.)

One of the things that I was thinking about as I wrist-deep in tasty filling goo was my friend in Egypt - who was horseback riding around the pyramids today.
How cool is be able to see one of the Great Wonders of the World from horseback?
I added it to my Bucket-List.
Before I kick the bucket, I want to do that.

I know a lot of people that say they don't like Vietnamese food but I think they never had any that was home-made.

I love it because it is fresh and even vegetables I don't like seem to magically transform into tasty little morsels.

I had forgotten how refreshing cold orange slices are.

Now I am going to make a nice pot of Sleepytime Tea and write a bit before bed.


Maggie said...

Have you ever read Like Water For Chocolate? It's a great book on its own, but the story really revolves around emotion being transferred into food. Plus, if you get the right edition, there are recipes for the dishes central to the storyline!

Look for this one: ISBN 038542017X

saintgothric said...

I have the book w/recipes.
It is a mighty fine read.