Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Deena, EdgyK and I were sitting around the other night discussing food. Because we all like food. Deena told us this marvelous-sounding dish that she had made up (she is creative like that). When she got to the part where she chopped up some fresh basil, EdgyK and I both made faces. "What?" she asked innocently. "Oh, I never have fresh basil. Or any fresh herbs for that matter," said EdgyK. "Me neither," I chimed in. Deena looked vaguely appalled.

The conversation continued and EdgyK mentioned that she hasn't made the Chicken Curry with Cream recipe I gave her because she never remembers to buy cream. I offered up the following: "You can use coconut milk in place of cream."

Deena busted up laughing. "You have coconut milk laying around your house, but you don't have fresh basil?"

"Erm, I make a lot of Indian food."

So tell me, blog darlings, which are you more likely to have in your kitchen?


or none of the above?

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Melain said...

Dude. Coconut milk?! That's just silly. I for sure have fresh herbs though. I guess I'll have to set up camp with your friend.

Liz said...


Fresh herbs are so delicious, but truthfully, I can't stand to chop them. Fortunately, my husband likes to chopchopchop! We're more likely to have fresh herbs in the spring after a lovely visit to the farmer's market. Gives us the whole summer to kill them.

I can't think of a single time in my life that I've ever had coconut milk in my fridge.

I do, however, have a quart of buttermilk and a quart of heavy cream in my fridge most days. I've actually seen my husband have cereal with heavy cream. *gag*

Christy said...

None of the above. Have I mentioned that I don't cook?

Cassie said...

I have to go with fresh basil, actually fresh herbs of all kinds. I don't think I've ever tried coconut milk!

Katie said...


I don't really like Indian curry (or other Indian food for that matter). I think the only time I've bought coconut milk is to make green thai curry.

I was appaled the other day when someone said that they wouldn't eat a watercress salad becuase it tasted like dandylion leaves. I guess I'm officially a foodie now.

A big happy family said...

Ha! So i'm not so strange after all!

Chas said...

I'm a little late, but I'll have to go with neither. I've never purchased either of these things. I'm not an Indian food kind of girl.

TRS said...

But again, I don't cook much. It's just too much work for one person in a small kitchen.

If I so much as make a fresh salad I feel like i've messed up the entire kitchen!!