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Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Pass me the honey, honey... by Bethanie Odd
There are steps in letting go of things you love. Your first year away all you can think of is how different everything is from where you were. This is exciting if you are dating and can be depressing when it comes to food. If you are a frequenter of this blog you may have noticed a pattern with Tim Hortons , Ketchup chips and Coffee Crisp. If you were in my household in Thailand it was good pasta sauce, pirogues, Slurpies, Nibs, good multi grain bread, berries and so on. One year I was freaking out over Nibs. The next year it was cheep dill pickles. Most of the items I never ate much of prior to leaving but somehow represented that comfort of home, and that things were that different where ever I was. The fact that there were no pickles meant that I was, in fact, different and would spin me into an appreciation for anyone who has ever immigrated to another country. A few days ago I was shopping and saw they had “White Clover Honey; Canadian Product”. I haven’t had whipped honey in ten years. I have never seen it sold in the States and forgot about it a long time prior to moving to Asia. I bought the little tub and have used it in almost every recipe I have made. Today I sat down with a spoon and ate it like ice cream. It reminded me of crushed up Aspirin, of my mum, of a home I am I don’t know anymore.