Where did the time go? I’m writing this post in August 2013, on a cool summer afternoon not unlike the warm Thanksgiving day last November when Mr. Tess took a long sunny-morning bike ride, and Little Tess prepared a feast. It was a beautiful day, and memory makes it more perfect.
Looking through photo albums proves otherwise. The year was filled with many events, and of course lots of culinary exploration. Our daughter returned to Michigan with many new cooking skills; we’ve enjoyed recipes from France, Spain, the Middle East, China, Japan, and California.
Forever – is composed of Nows –
‘Tis not a different time –
Except for Infiniteness –
And Latitude of Home –
From this – experienced Here –
Remove the Dates – to These –
Let Months dissolve in further Months –
And Years – exhale in Years –
Without Debate – or Pause –
Or Celebrated Days –
No different Our Years would be
From Anno Dominies –
~~Forever – is composed of Nows – (690) / By Emily Dickinson
Passover, Thanksgiving, Christmas are are albums of time: each laden with so many traditions that each specific occasion melts into one long celebration of the event. It’s difficult to recall which year what happened.
Khoresh-e fesenjān (Persian: خورش فسنجان), or simply fesenjān (Persian: فسنجان), is a dish in Persian cuisine and Mesopotamian cuisine. It is a thick, tart stew made from pomegranate syrup and ground walnuts (see bazha). It is traditionally made with poultry (duck or chicken); but variants using balls of ground meat, ghormeh cut lamb, fish, or no meat at all are not unusual. Depending on the cooking method, it can have sweet or sour taste. It is served with Persian white or yellow rice (called polo or chelo).
And this Thanksgiving, the fesenjan Little Tess made was something special to add to my time album of Thanksgiving.
It looks gloppy compared to Norman Rockwell’s fantasy image of the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, but often it’s the dull ones and nerds who will provide the most wit.
Looks brown and dull, tastes sparkling bright!
Click the pictures on the right to read the recipe Little Tess used (with duck breasts for this holiday, but it’s delicious made with chicken thighs as well.