From a Cook’s Admirer to Another
…in the aisle of walmart
Totski: “i wonder where the baking powder is?”
Hubby: “it must be here with the flour”
MrsLavendula: busy in the next aisle hoarding chocolates while dear hubby was distracted with the baking powder hunt
…after 5 minutes
Totski: “it should be here somewhere”
MrsLavendula: content with her stash of chocolates “what are you guys looking for?”
Totski: “were gonna need baking powder and i cant find it”
MrsLavendula: picking up a pack of multipurpose flour and thinking… isn’t baking powder like flour?! …it was after all powder for baking!
Hubby: reading MrsL’s thoughts “Iba yan” (that’s not what we’re looking for)
MrsLavendula: still looking at the multipurpose flour and thinking it should do
Totski: walking up and down the aisle
MrsLavendula: gives up trying to convince the cook that flour is the same as baking powder (duh!) and walks behind Totski, thoughts far from figuring out where the elusive ingredient was (more like what else can i stuff in our luggage?!)
Blond Mystery Girl: walking towards the sisters with a smirk/smile
MrsLavendula & Totski: thinking -does she know us?
Blond Mystery Girl: still with that grin and holding up a couple of cans (…of baking powder!!!)
…in the car on the way home
Totski: “i wonder if that girl was really just being helpful or she got so annoyed at us for being so noisy at the baking aisle”
MrsLavendula: didn’t really care because she was super excited and couldn’t wait to taste Totski’s cooking!!!
Now obviously i’m not the cook in the family but my mom and sister can definitely cook up delicious dishes while i, well, appreciate them *smirk*
I remember always being excited when called to the dining table with the scent of my mom’s cooking -her juicy prawn dish with her secret red sauce among other dishes, or my sister’s classic creations -bowls of great tasting pasta or delicious meat dishes. I guess that’s where i acquired my appreciation for food and admiration for the cook with the gift of adding a pinch of this and that, turning simple ingredients into well loved dishes.
On the last day of our visit, our family decided to finally use the brand new grill that my mom had stashed in her patio
Totski’s Yummy Brownies -crisp coated chewy brownies which kept me company during our long haul home…sorry for the spoon in the photo…we were in such a hurry to taste the food that we didn’t realize it was there until we reviewed the shots! hahaha!
It was such a great grill dinner!
So as i was checking my email last night and read an invite to be featured in one of the local channel’s food show –to cook of all things!! I realized that i had to decline …well, because im not much of a cook… you could say that im more of a cook’s admirer!