Red Beans and Rice…. Oriental Style; More Words — 8 Comments

  1. I love how you have such easy to make but nevertheless engaging and interesting recipes on your site.
    Also I very much so admire your writing for it is colourful and has a lot to sink my teeth into.
    Keep it up!

  2. Smiles all the way, reminds of the tv-series “Állo, Állo” specifically one episode where they were in dire need of a pigeon to send a message, no pigeons available anymore, one of the characters asked: “but where is my flying dick”

  3. There is no “wrong” way to do red beans and rice . . . all red beans and rice are good eating!!
    I love words . . . great with the brown sugar sandwich – did you ask for it again and again 😉

  4. Playing with words is fun! And yes Spanish is harder to learn than English!
    Lots of english speaking people have laughed at me because instead of saying voice I pronounced boys… in Spanish b and v sound the same ;D

  5. English is no better. My husband (who is Canadian and enunciates his words fairly well) went into a shop in London and asked for “garbage bags”. The fellow behind the counter (who looked like he had graduated from school) stared at my husband as if he were out of his mind. My husband tried another tack and asked for “plastic bags to put into the trash can in the kitchen”. Still no clue. A waiting customer jumped to the rescue by saying, “Did you mean ‘rubbish bin liners’?” Bingo! (But really, was it that much of a leap to have to make?)
    Your red beans and rice look pretty correct to me. Good too, even though you used brown rice. 😉

  6. Thanks for the lovely thoghts and comments, guys… I’m once again having more fun with words… Election? Hasn’t that happened yet? No internet, no TV… very isolated…
    I’ll be reading and commenting again…some day…

  7. LOL! I find this whenever I go to the continent. I’m one of those saddos who does in fact try to do basic things in a foreign language (tiene sellos por favor? Para Surafrica? etc etc) and the number of shop assistants that have pulled faces in total disgust, said “no English” and proceeded to serve somebody else because I was just making NO SENSE is just amazing.
    I think over the age of 3 EVERY language is tricky. EUropeans seem to think English is easy just because we do not have 6 different verb forms and gendered nouns. But we have other issues – like through/tough/borough or mouse/mice, louse/lice and house/umm, houses of sheep/ummmmmm sheep!