Sweet and Sour Pork, odd bits — 4 Comments

  1. I might rinse my fruit if I have the chance, I don’t rinse veggies at all except for leeks because I hate the grit that settles between the layers, but really? I’m with you. If people are that against germs of any kind, they need to stop shaking hands, quit using public restrooms, stop taking mints out of the bowl at the restaurant when they leave, don’t kiss anyone, don’t use a taxi, I could go on and on and on….and I’m going to try this recipe. 🙂

    I love the results of your non-shopping trip too! The things I could make…

  2. You find this true in France, as well? I thought the excessive cleanliness was an American trait only. It all seems silly to me, but then I did make mud pies as a kid. 🙂 And I have always slept with my cats. My dogs are always too big to sleep in the bed, otherwise they’d be there, too. Here in America, you can’t even bring your dog to most restaurants – I guess people are worried about their germs? Happily, we have two restaurants in our town with outdoor decks where dogs are allowed.

  3. nightsmusic, I’m amazed that there is any procreation going on at all. There are actually special soaps for washing vegetables… wash mushrooms?!? I wash my own lettuce – to get the critters off.

    Kate, and I sit on the floor / ground and roll around with them.

    Zoomie, no, not in France. Here I actually find snails and slugs in the produce I buy at the supermarket…. Can you imagine that in the U.S.? A fly in your soup? Flick it out!