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There are three perfect ingredients in the world: eggs, noodles and good broth. Indeed, there are countless excellent combinations of all three, and I love pretty much all the ones I know. Fresh lime juice comes close after that, but I can't make whole meals out of just lime juice. After that, mushrooms and very specific kinds of tofu.

Finally finished the last of my fish broth, which was first used on home-made rough cut noodles. The noodles came out fine. The pickled seaweed accompainment blanched in the stock came out fine. The soup was too salty and too fishy. I'd usually consider most fish soups as utter wastes of fish, exempting gumbo, fish maw soup and the necessary dashi. So I don't know what possessed me to think noodles and fish soup would be likeable, since I never liked that combination. Seriously though, there is nothing more peaceful and perfect than a perfectly steamed egg, quivering but not watering, cream but not creamy, firm but not hard. I could spend ages just looking at the steam rising off egg custards, if that didn't also mean I risked getting overcooked custards. Tomorrow morning: scrambled.

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(Anonymous)
May. 11th, 2003 02:19 pm (UTC)
Mushrooms are fungi...
...and should be treated, not eaten. ;-)
Actually, I'm allergic to them, they won't kill me, but they can make me very sick. Fortunately, I don't like them. (Of course that may be a conditioned response, ie: eat + get sick = dislike)
-Cholly
vampyrichamster
May. 12th, 2003 12:52 am (UTC)
Re: Mushrooms are fungi...
Eep. Poor you. :(

Mushrooms are supposed to be a good source of protein, apparently much higher up the scale than meat. Over here, vegetarians use mushrooms as one of their protein alternatives. Hamsters find them tasty and delicious. ;)
vampyrichamster
May. 12th, 2003 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: Mushrooms are fungi...
Cholly, I sent you an LJ invite via ICQ. I used your old ICQ# though, borrowed from Desertwolf. I sent it a week ago, but it seems you haven't replied yet, so I have to ask. What's your email?
(Anonymous)
May. 12th, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Mushrooms are fungi...
Thank you for the thought! I'm afraid I rarely turn on ICQ anymore, I did tonight but nothing came through. My current # is 153186308,
I forgot the password to my originaland that was a few e-mail addys ago. E-mail is cholly@dc4pc.net. I don't worry too much about spammers, Washington state has some wonderful and very specific spam laws in place.
-Cholly
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desertwolf
May. 14th, 2003 04:07 am (UTC)
While I don't consider them the perfect ingredients I do use them all quite a bit. Mushrooms I sometimes put into just about everything cooked. Homemade broths are essential for good soups. Noodles are great for many ethnic cuisines: italian, mexican, chinese, etc...
vampyrichamster
May. 14th, 2003 04:12 am (UTC)
*has stopped reading his post after 'broths'*

Foooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood....
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