So when life gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade, right? That’s assuming life also gave you sugar. What do you do when life (in the form of Whole Foods) gives you horrible tangerines? In retrospect, making horrible tangerine–ade would probably have been a, well, not a good idea, but a more interesting one (especially since you don’t need sugar to make horrible tangerine–ade). I opted to eat them despite their horribleness, given that I had paid for them, after all (a continuing theme of this blog: stupid, boring, bad-tasting things I do or eat because some amount of money and/or time has already been spent). The whole episode was unpleasant and made me feel rather goatlike, but minus the enjoyment a goat would surely have gotten out of these alleged tangerines. And that’s without going into the whole Iraq connection.
Life (this time in the form of the Chinese grocery store, the one that uses a Chinese-to-Old-West dictionary) also gave me roti parathas.
How can something so simple, so frozen, necessitating so little work (put in pan for 5 minutes; the end) be so delicious and fresh-tasting?
Now, Baji and/or TP, do you have an Indian-style curry recipe you recommend?
Other things that life has sent or is sending my way this month: everything bagels, haricots verts, Al Gore, pumpkin seeds, my grandmother… Will the bounty never stop? Globalization, I love you. Don’t ever change.