About a year ago, I let slip something “personal” about NPY to his friends. He likes strawberry. As much as he protests, his ears perk up if he hears of a strawberry variety of something. As much as he protests, he keeps proving me right, and look what he picked up at Shoppers recently!
I never liked strawberry ice cream and try quite hard not to enjoy it too much although now I get more exposure to it via NPY. It helps because if our freezer is constantly stocked with ice cream, I can resist if it is strawberry!
Lil Sis’ tasked me to make dinner which was just to boil some Korean potato noodles and mix it all up in a pan with yesterday’s stir-fry, adding some sesame oil and hoisin sauce. The whole task reminded me of why I do not cook except in my own kitchen and for people with on-par or less experience than I have in preparing food. I almost dipped tongs into boiling water instead of wooden chopsticks, the water pot element was too high, the skillet element was too high, why don’t I know where utensils are located by now, why did I use that knife, I didn’t add enough hoisin sauce or sesame oil, and I mixed the noodles and stir fry too delicately!
My philosophy is that it all comes out tasting moreorless the same. And I have heard people say it and I cringe every time, “it comes out the same way.” It just reminds me of how around the naturally cooking-adept people in my family, I never bothered to make anything and buried my head in a book or at the computer.
* NPY’s Picture of the Day. While I’m in Toronto and he is in Vancouver, 3400km away, we will try to share with each other (and consequently this blog) pictures that capture our day.