Spring Rolls

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Appetizers | 6 Comments

“Is there anything else I can get you, miss?”

She winced. “Uh. No. I’m fine.” She kept her eyes down on the table until he’d wandered away and tried to ignore the burning in her chest as she felt, or imagined, who cared about the difference, the couple at the table beside her watching. Listening.







She knew what they were thinking because if she was them, sitting a breath away and listening to the same tinkling music, hands poised over tiny bowls of soy sauce, she’d be thinking it too. Girl at table, all dressed up, table set for two. Poor girl, she thought as the heat inside her intensified and spread.

She stayed at the table. She kept her hand on her bag beside her, a thin slip of patent leather separating her hand from her phone, hating herself for it. Not able to pull her hand away.





Spring Rolls Recipe

Rice noodles

Green onions or scallions, chopped

Mint

Cilantro

Red Cabbage

Carrots, julienned

Spring roll wrappers (We got ours from a tiny Asian market. Whole Foods should have them too or buy them online)

Directions: Plunge rice noodles in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes and then drain. For the spring roll wrappers, you’ll need to submerge them in water and then work fast to pile your filling in a neat little row in the center, wrapping and tucking at the corners. The wrapper will stick to your fingers and you may curse a few times. This video tutorial should help.

 

6 Comments

  1. Jennifer Preston
    May 3, 2011

    I LOVE this blog. What a brillie idea.

    Reply
  2. admin
    May 3, 2011

    Thanks Jenny!!!! – Judi

    Reply
  3. hannah@ bake five
    May 13, 2011

    while I didn’t really understand the story… i do like the look of these rolls!

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    • Judi
      May 13, 2011

      Hi Hannah! All of the posts are meant to be excerpts from fictional stories. I was feeling a bit melancholy on spring roll day. 🙂

      Reply
      • heidi
        May 19, 2011

        so, what did you wrap them in?
        i see the ingredients, but not that one.
        thanks,
        H

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        • Judi
          May 19, 2011

          I added some instructions and some more ingredients to the recipe. 🙂 Sorry, some of these posts were works-in-progress while we were getting the site up! If you see anything else that’s wonky, let me know.

          Reply

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