Archives for: January 2005, 19
On mornings that I run, I usually spray a small skillet with cooking spray. In go two eggs lightly beaten. I fill the rest of the skillet with raw spinach, and put the lid on the skillet. By the time the eggs are done, the spinach is wilted, and breakfast is ready.
This morning I was out of spinach, but I had a bag of kale. I picked the most tender kale leaves, tore them in small pieces, and put them on top of the eggs in place of the spinach. I went on preparing my husband and daughter's breakfasts and lunches. I passed by the stove, wrinkled my nose and thought, "What smells bad?" Oh yea, it was the kale. Kale does not smell at all good when it is cooking. I sighed; I had probably ruined my eggs.
Surprisingly, they tasted fine. Kale doesn't taste nearly as bad as it smells.
For Christmas, some of the parents at our school put together gift boxes for the teachers. There were some cute knick knacks, lots of sugary candy, microwave popcorn, and three tea bags of Rooibos Tea. Rooibos isn't listed in TYPEbase 4, but I remembered reading about it. I found the Ask D'Adamo column and confirmed that it is very good for Os
I put a bag in hot water to steep. It was a pretty amber color. I picked up the mug and took a sniff. Yuk! It smelled terrible! Nothing like the Green Mint Tea that I like or the spiced teas that I drink on our rare cold nights. I nearly threw it out, but because Dr. D. said it was good for me, I took a swallow. It didn't taste bad at all. In fact, I think I could learn to like it.
Most of the time things that smell bad taste bad too. But there are exceptions. If you prepare a beneficial food and the aroma isn't appetizing; be brave; take a small taste. You may be pleasantly surprised.