Sunday, January 29, 2006

40 Lashes with a Wet Noodle

It never even occurred to me to participate in Is My Blog Burning?, this month hosted by Amy and with a theme of noodles. So, of course, now that I've made a celebratory dish of noodles for the Lunar New Year, it's too late to be included in the roundup (not that I'm a joiner, because I'm so not a joiner).
You should take a look at the entries, if you haven't already. Some really stunning photos and brilliant interpretations.
For my lunch today, I simply made
Longevity Noodles with Lucky Colors.
It's not authentic, although I gather that there is no one true version of Longevity Noodles. I took the liberty of omitting the chicken stock from the soy/sherry mixture, I didn't add any meat or fish or eggs, and I decorated it with bits of scallion tops, carrots and slices of red Basque peppers (hey, I said not authentic!). So it makes no sense for me to actually include a recipe. All you really need to know is that the noodles must be long. As in "longevity." Don't even cut them while you're eating. (I guess you're allowed to chew, though.)
Oh! I just noticed I could technically still get in on IMBB 22. The deadline is today, not yesterday. Heh. 40 lashes.
Then there's that Technorati tag thingie to add to the end of my post. Oh, wait, it looks simpler to do than I thought.
Huh. Things you never now.
But I'm not a joiner!


mrs d said...

Heh. I spent the weekend noodling Chopper to do something noodly, all to no avail. It appears I am less of a joiner than you!

cookiecrumb said...

You nudged but he wouldn't budge. You needled but he wouldn't tweedle. You noodled but he wouldn't strudel. (Huh. Noodle Strudel; sounds like a winner.)
He was afraid he'd win, and have to host again... (Of course, it was actually you who hosted Paper Chef.)

Kalyn said...

I think you may be a closet joiner. Mrs. D may be an out of the closet joiner. I'm not really a joiner either, but who can tell?

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, you think you're not a joiner, Kalyn! On top of that, you throw a damn fine party.

bea at La tartine gourmande said...


cookiecrumb said...

[cookiecrumb keels over]
Bea at la tartine gourmande thinks I took a beautiful picture?
Everybody, go see her work.
(Damn, I run with a good crowd!)
Thank you, bea.

bea at La tartine gourmande said...

ahaah, you are too nice. I really like your pic, what can I say? :-) I would eat what is in it right now! ;-)

Greg said...

That's using your noodle.Heh

vanessa said...

i love nooodles. And the color is fantastic. and yes, i'm not digging the Alito confirmation. argh.

cookiecrumb said...

Vanessa: Well, it was a pretty dish of food, but I'm getting (very friendly, very informative) knocks on my photography of it from One Who Knows Better. (snicker)
I was in a hurry to eat it.

Jennifer said...

Things you never noodle now. Ah, you DO make me smile!! ;-)