Saturday, November 8, 2008

For Braja...

In the vein of this post and the ensuing hilarity that followed, and upon Braja's specific request I now present my latest find at our lovely Asian Grocery Store. Matilda & I were out shopping this morning for some things she needs for her trip to Noumea in 3 weeks. After reading Lilly's Life and finding a recipe for Duck Rice Paper Rolls I just HAD to have them...John & I both adore duck and take any opportunity to indulge we can, even keep a few Peking Duck breasts in the freezer for "emergencies". We whizzed down to the Asian Grocery Shop for a few things...fresh watercress, coriander, rice paper wrappers, hoi sin sauce as well as a few bits that weren't on the list.

I could not quite believe what I found in the "personal" section of the store...

Placenta Cream...!!!

The ingredient list was long and difficult to decipher...about half way down the list was the ingredient "Placenta Enzymes". It didn't say what type of placenta was included, I can only assume it wasn't human and was probably sheep or cow.

Surely..??

Utterly bizarre...

After coffee we headed home and made the rice paper rolls...I made them with shredded chicken as I had some poached free range fillets in the fridge...also made some vermicelli rolls for Matilda (she is vegetarian, she is almost 15 and has been for almost half her life now...see what happens when you encourage your children to think and form opinions of their own...)

I had a quick sample and they are delicious, will be delightful to have with a drink very shortly. Actually it may be the last wine I have for a week or two...I have to refrain from consuming alcohol 48 hours before the anaesthetic...that gives me until 7am tomorrow.

It's Gin O'Clock...

Salut..!!

3 comments:

Kel said...

oooh duck. i loove duck too, i just used up my treasured store of saved duck fat on roast potatoes for 1 last night. the kids think im very strange.god they were good. gotta love a bit of foreign packaging dontcha? think local packaging might be just a bit more 'discreet'. I love the Darkie toothpaste in asian grocers, so non-PC! all the best for your hospy trip, and yes, BUY THE BOOK> im sure you'll love it.

Penelope said...

Peking duck is one of my favouritist things in the whole world! In fact I was being treated to dinner at the local Chinese place this time last week!
That cream? Ewwwwwwwww! (On God now I'm thinking sheep and ewes and cracking myself up!)

Laurie-Beth said...

I have always wondered what those women who asked to take theirs home with them did with it...Now I know. :)