Why Do We Remember Such Things?

Often, perhaps even usually, memories rise when bidden, a pleasant if reliable process.  Occasionally, though, the journey is a little more convoluted, and experiences remain submerged until something else summons them.  Such happened recently, when reading Rex Stout’s The Doorbell Rang, in which the narrator’s phone being tapped causes him to rely on a neighbor,… Continue reading Why Do We Remember Such Things?

Lime, Juiced

Lime juice enlivens many dishes, adding an effervescent sparkle.  Cambodians have learned how to intensify the citrus’s flavor, amplifying it far beyond the supporting role it usually plays.  Much as Cambodia itself exerts a subtle, yet identifiable, cultural influence that exceeds its relatively modest size. Today’s entry, Eggplant with Pork and Shrimp, does precisely that,… Continue reading Lime, Juiced