Mark my words when I say that the future will not only be bright but also will be bright red. This is because red is the most auspicious colour in the Chinese culture and with the Chinese New year just round the corner, this is high time to turn up the heat and turn red with some succulent Sichuan style prawn and chowmein.
“Man, it’s a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun
Well, I hear you whisper and the words melt everyone
But you stay so cool
And if you said, “This life ain’t good enough.”
I would give my world to lift you up
I could change my life to better suit your mood
Because you’re so smooth” (Santana, Smooth)
What is left after the guests have left? What is left after the family and friends had enjoyed the sumptuous Christmas meal you invited them to? While you lick your fingers and reflect, why not turn on the radio to listen to the Cranberries when they sang “Linger (1993)”….
The only tragic tune that never gets heard during the festive loud merry making during Christmas dining is the fact that the protagonist of the Christmas main dish – the turkey – had been a sad victim of lost identity.
The present tense doesn’t need to be a tense one if you could eat a present. Confused? That was the objective actually – to ask you how would you feel if you could eat a present and move into future with a happy tummy? This Christmas you can try to find out which of the presents you will receive are edible, which are wearable and which are merely for personal or home use. Why not gift a loved one the joy of receiving a gift which could actually be eaten too?
The doubts are always around the sprouts, and this doubt and detest are not limited to these being cooked or consumed in Brussels only.
Winter can be difficult and its better to wrap up before venturing out. But once you are back home inside the warmth and comfort of your home, head to the kitchen to wrap up some salmon, green and root vegetables instead. Heat up your oven to set the stage warm and ready for the wrapped up ingredients to start their exchange of flavored pleasantries.