Friday, December 13, 2013

Cooking class.

This dish is best if prepared the first thing in the morning or as a nightcap. Can be served hot or cold.
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Blessings: 3 cups
Silence: 3 tbsp
Rage: 2 tsp
Regret: 1 tsp
Fear: 1/2 cup
Humour: 1/2 cup
Friendship: to taste
Duties: 1 tsp
Ambition: 1 tsp

For the Marinade:
Freshly picked laughter: 1 cup
Fresh tears: a few drops
Belief: 1 cup
Love: to taste (optional)


Count the blessings carefully. Think of them, appreciate each. Marinate it in fresh laughter (when was the last time you laughed?) and a few drops of tears. This maintains sanity and balance. Sieve belief carefully culling all the blind spots and information derived from media and loud talking individuals and add it to the mix. Add love if available. Usually it is, but make sure it is fresh, not stagnant. Look around you, it's out there somewhere: in the eyes of a parent, in the smile of a child, in the warmth of your pet?
Take a wok and heat the silence till smoking. Add rage and wait till it starts sputtering. Make a paste of regret and fears and add it to the silence. Saute well until the pungent smell departs. Add humour and the marinated blessings (along with the marinade) and fry on high heat for two minutes or till the blessing are pliant and kind. Season with friendship and garnish with finely chopped duties and ambition.

Enjoy contentment!