I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones. – John Cage
When Life Gives You Gourds
Before you think I’ve completely lost it with have the pressure of completing a post a day, let me tell you what I mean.
We are blessed to have an excellent store that delivers vegetables (and other groceries) to our door step. Since it has been raining incessantly the last few days, we picked up the phone and called for vegetables. We quite like making a chutney with ribbed gourds. But we only need two small ones for that. Since we forgot to specify the size of the gourds, we got two gourds that were about 20 inches each! We had a choice to throw them out (what a waste!) or give them away (to whom?).
I made the chutney (recipe here) with one and kept wondering what to do with the other. Then I came upon an excellent recipe. I had never tried it before – it seemed rather unusual (has almonds in it!) and what would it taste like? Throw the extra gourd out or try out the new recipe? I decided to try out the new recipe and it was excellent. Now I have successfully added one more dish to my cooking repertoire.
Are you willing to try out something new? Or do you try to stick to the tried and tested?
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