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15 September 2004 @ 07:35 pm
cooking is an adventure  
And stir-frying is an adventure of nearly Indiana-Jones proportions.

Honestly... that intense rush of steam, the near roaring sizzle as you toss the first ingredients in. It is breathtaking. Then, the constant toss of the pan, the lift with utensils... throwing more items in, hurriedly mincing the garlic you nearly forgot, realizing that, in your rhapsodic fervor, you've thrown about three times as many veggies in as you intended.

The moment - an alchemist's dream! - when the sauce turns sleek and glossy, clinging to each bean sprout and broccoli florette.

The quiet after the storm, when you stand and look at your creation, a gloriously structured mess that would do Jackson Pollack proud, and you think:

"We're going to need a bigger wok."
moileaflette on September 15th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
Hehehehehe I love you. :P That was muy amusing.
Kelladyjoust on September 15th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)

::and happily full::
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on September 15th, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)

hey babe, take a wok on the wild rice,
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on September 15th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
Gosh. That's startlingly similar to my "hmm... can I really stir this without spilling anything... no I guess I can't." of earlier this evening. Except without the steam.
Vampcursevampcurse on September 16th, 2004 05:42 am (UTC)
Only you could make stir-fry sound that sensual! I love you!
kelleymck on September 16th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
You are a goddess. The way you write never ceases to astound me.
(no subject) - trongersoll on September 16th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Peregrinejperegrine on September 16th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
Much with loving the stir fry. However, you and I have one major difference: The garlic is never nearly forgotten. It's the first thing that gets minced and goes in the wok. Everything else is an afterthought or merely an excuse for the garlic.
Kelladyjoust on September 16th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
If I throw it in too early, it burns.

See, this is what I get for not doing all my prep before starting to stir-fry. Usually, everything is at hand, ready to be tossed in. But no - I got all devil-may-care. Still tasted good, so all is well.

And I'd like to add a shout-out for brown rice. 'Cause I can.
Bird on a Wing: Delightedcaragana_leaves on September 16th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
*longs for some Kelly-cooking*
yami_shadows on September 16th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)