Akemi made banana bread last night. I had it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I was three bites in when I noticed it was possessed of a unique flavor that I couldn’t quite identify. I asked Akemi if she had changed up the recipe. In fact, she had:
“I used gremolata oil,”she informed me, referring to the infused oil we had picked up from The Vancouver Olive Oil Company before the holidays.
“Gremolata oil?” I put my spoon down. “Why would you use gremolata oil?”
“For the orange flavor,”she said.
“There’s no orange in gremolata. It’s made with parsley, mint, garlic, and anchovies.”
“You said it’s orange flavor,”she insisted. “Like the alcohol your mother drinks.”
It took me a couple of seconds before it twigged. “You mean Grand Marnier?”
“Grand Marnier!”she wailed, double punching her thighs and doing a little bob before throwing me an accusatory look. Invariably when these misunderstandings occur, I am somehow at fault. Like that time she went shopping for seafood without success because no one at the St. Lawrence Market had “social crabs”. Or would own up to the fact. I tried to correct her but she insisted I’d never said soft-shell crabs but used the term “social crabs” all along – and I’m sure we can all agree these are two completely different things.
Other times, she contends that I’m the one who has misunderstood – like the day I caught her singing Karma Chameleon and corrected her lyrics.
“No,”I said. “It’s karma karma karma karma karma chameleon.”
“Not come on come on come on come on come on comedian?”
“What karma chameleon mean?”
I shrugged. I hadn’t a clue. That was enough for her. At least HER version made sense!
Hey, our friend Marty G. forwarded me the following link today:
I’ve already sent away for the home kit.
Finally, congratulations to Lawren Bancroft-Wilson and his team for their Canadian Screen Award nomination in the Best Visual Effects category for the Angry Birds episode of Primeval: New World.
PBMom writes: “Cool news about Echoes and Carl Binder and Rob Cooper: http://www.bellmediapr.ca/Network/Bell-Media/Press/Bell-Media-Announces-29-Drama-Projects-in-Development.”
And, yes, congratulations to Carl Binder and Robert Cooper as well.