While reading through this book the other night I stumbled on a recipe for modern garum. After years of reading Lindsey Davis’ Falco series I finally know what it is exactly. I knew it was a fish sauce of sorts and deduced that it was fermented but fermented fish guts! Wow! I think I may have found my edge as they say and am ready to go over it. The recipe I found is for a modern version made with whole anchovies rather than a whole mess of guts and heads. Hoping to begin working on this next week. And about the Falco series. I love mysteries. Primarily serials and not so yucky and scary and yes, I am an old lady.
For a late lunch I whipped up batch of my mom’s recipe of egg rolls only with pork and fish sauce. I don’t think my mom and fish sauce have ever met or are likely to meet but I haven’t found a recipe I haven’t tweaked yet. Gives you an insight in to how big of a learning curve baking and knitting have been for me.
This project has been milling around for a few months and honest-to-goodness I do finish projects but this one……it’s killin’ me. What has made me start it up again is that it is perfect for my top-heavy shape. I have shoulders like a line-backer. It’s my curse to bear and I will muddle through but now with the guidance from the book knowledge that bell shapes look best on me. Well, doesn’t that make sense. And the reason I have gone 35 years without knowing this is because I have avoided fashion ‘do’s’ like the plague. Stop laughing because I know it is obvious. I just *assumed* those books were boring and not for me and they are but I really should be checking them out of the library too. I have been feeling a bit of a mess these days and am trying to clean up my wardrobe act.
Bottled and ready to roll on another batch. I am in desperate need of a tea-like but not precisely a tea beverage for this summer. As Gray says, ‘This water tastes like blood.’ Well water, what are you going to do? Ferment it!
Then there is this.