• 油・あぶら oil
  •  女性 じょせい woman
  •  少女・しょうじょ girl
  •  これは何 what is this
  •  自然・しぜん nature
  •  我々・われわれ our, we
  •  法則・ほうそく law
  •  髪・かみ hair on the head
  • ごま油・ごまあぶら sesame oil
  •  髪型・かみがた hairstyle
  •  髪を上げる・かみをあげる to put the hair up
  •  新鮮な・新鮮な fresh
  •  母親・ははおや mother
  • 古い・ふるい old
  • the lushness of palm-fringed courtyards, rattan furnishings, Cuban American cuisine.
  • Most preservative taste bad and toxic in large quantities. There are UV light absorbers that prevent light from creating harmful and bad tasting toxins, color stabilizers, antioxidants, and antimicrobials

Natural preservatives : honey, vinegar, salt, sugar, lactic acid. these inhibit microbial action. phytoestrogens in the paraben family : found in blueberries, soybeans, kill molds and fungi. adding long chains of hydrocarbons can help mix sunscreens better with suntan oils, spreading more easily on the skin. includes : avobenzone, homosalate,2 ethylhexyl salicylate. these molecules are not water soluble , they stick to skin better, highly effective waterproof sunscreens. Chemicals that block UV light : opaque powders such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. benzophenone is designed to be invisible. these chemicals either absorb light or reflect it. zinc oxide and titanium dioxide reflect or scatter light of many frequencies. that is why these are opaque white. SPF numbers only describe protection against UVB, a high SPF can still let UVA through. UVC is the shortest wavelength, but it is effectively screened out by the ozone layer. UVB causes sunburn, UVA damages collagen and blood vessels, causing wrinkles.sunscreens block the body's ability to produce vit d. antioxidants : tocopherol (vit e), light yellow liquid. protects oils and fats from oxidation. vit c/ascorbic acid, sour tasting white powder, needed for the formation of collagen. collagen is the protein that makes up connective tissue, essential to muscles, bones, cartilage, blood vessels. it prevents damage from oxygen free radicals. it is added to food for nutritive value. it prevents the browning in fruits. Honey's water content is high enough that it remains liquid, but low enough to make it thick and prevent spoilage. because it contains little water, microorganisms that encounter it die as the water in them is extracted by osmosis.

  • lecithin, an emulsifying agent. benzoic acid, good antimicrobial features. it has a strong odor and is used in toothpastes, mouthwashes, cosmetics.
  • acetic acid (vinegar). fungicide. used in cleaning products to remove calcium deposits left behind by hard water.
  • rome's armies were paid in salt, the origin of the word salary. table sugar is sucrose. when sucrose is heated in the presence of an acid, such as lemon juice, it breaks down into glucose and fructose, and the resulting syrup is sweeter.
  • methylparaben - kills molds and fungi.
  • lactic acid - gives sour taste to spoiled milk, sauerkraut.
  • sodium nitrite - fixes colors in preserved meats (lunch meats, sausages, hot dogs, bacon). sodium nitrite can react with proteins in the stomach or during cooking in high heat to form carcinogenic N-nitrosamines. to prevent this, ascorbic acid is added.
  • ethylene glycol - because of its toxicity, it is replaced by propylene glycol. propylene glycol and butylene glycol are humectants and gyroscopic (draw moisture from the air)
  • alcohols : stearyl (emollient and thickener), cetyl (surfactant used as hair coating in shampoos and conditioners, emollient, emulsifier)
  • esters (beeswax, lanolin, carnauba wax, jojoba oil) lanolin is a wax made from sebaceous glands of sheep. used in hair and skin products.
  • we came to expect delicious milk tea, scrambled eggs, condensed milk buns, polo buns, macaroni soup and egg tarts
  • 机・つくえ desk
  •  家具・かぐ furniture
  •  窓・まど window
  •  床・ゆか floor
  •  屋根裏・やねうら attic
  • 天井・てんじょう ceiling
  • 壁・かべ wall
  •  庭・にわ garden
  •  玄関・げんかん entrance
  •  寝室・しんしつ bedroom
  • 台所・だいどころ kitchen
  • 炊飯器 ・すいはんき rice cooker
  •  電子レンジ・でんしれんじ microwave
  •  乾燥機・かんそうき dryer
  •  洗濯機・せんたくき washer
  •  冷凍庫・れいとうこ freezer
  •  冷蔵庫・れいぞうこ refrigerator
  • 戸棚・とだな cupboard
  •  箪笥・たんす chest of drawers
  •  椅子・いす chair
  • 本棚・ほんだな book shelf

*安静・あんせい  *静 (静かな)radical for rest

  • 今夜・こんや tonight

*協会・きょうかい church

  • 好物・こうぶつ favorite food
  • 開く・ひらく to open
  • 人口・じんこう

*通う・かよう  *運動・うんどう exercise

  • 安全・あんぜん safety
  • 着く・つく to
  • aller - to go, filer - to give, filez-moi - give me, dessiner - to draw,
  • derouler, le moule, le fond, lester, le lestage, le four, attendre, savoire, offrir, egerie, porter, issu, plusieur, effluve, vol, craque, il lui, indemodable, deposer, lors, portait, rendant
  • 歩行者・ほこうしゃ pedestrian
  • 入れる・いれる 
  • 馬・うま
  • 門・もん
  • 内側・うちがわ

* 校長・こうちょう

  • 兄弟・きょうだい

*肉体・にくたい  *着く・つく  *生物・せいぶつ *主人・しゅじn *大人・おとな *門・もん *女・おんな *田・た

  • 三つ・みっつ
  • 校長・こうちょう

*兄弟・きょうだいi *金・きん *分かる・わかる *朝日・あさひ *九月・くがつ *

  • calamansi hollandaise
  • a lie fondles her whole life.
  • a cherubim does cease to sing
  • an old man picking up a dead fish in the canal
  • a collage of stolen fragments
  • margarite, dehesa, tramo, varal, marisma, rejas
  • nacimiento de un arcoiris
  • her childhood memories of scandinavian fairytales
  • like a pearl, it recalls scents
  • brown sugar and magical chunks of chewy coconut
  • you grind your own white and black sesame seeds until it becomes finer and as you grind, the sesame aroma tip toes its way into the air and tickles your craving nose
  • ham and cheese katsu, not-so-salty flavors mingle in the middle of a deep fried arena, awaiting a dip into savory-sweet katsu sauce
  • miniature bottles of chili oil and peppers appearing like charming vials of essential and massage oils; the kinds you see residing beneath glass in chinese markets
  • japanese ceramics bring a feeling of foreign homeliness to the shining table
  • ensaimadas de maiorca
  • compo'rtate - behave!
  • vete a dormir - go to bed
  • pa'rale - stop
  • que acabo de decir - what did i just say
  • essencia de baunilha
  • figos maduros com mel
  • fresh milk and salted butter
  • layers of pain au chocolat
  • wild violet syrup
  • violet wedding cocktails
  • people love their plants
  • hotel yasmine
  • iced chai and tuna melt puff at dean and deluca
  • mrinalini mukherjee : palm scapes
  • Isan - northeastern thailand. their culture is predominantly Lao
  • Pali words
  • anatta - notself, ownerless
  • appamada - diligence and zeal. bring about completion by being heedful
  • arahant - "worthy or pure one"
  • arammana - preocupation, mental object
  • ariya - noble, ideal
  • hiri-ottappa - "conscience and concern" "moral shame and moral dread" these twin emotions "guardians of the world" hiri is our inner conscience that restrains us from doing the things that we must do, ottappa is the healthy fear of doing deeds that hurt ourselves and others.
  • jhana - mental absorption, state of strong concentration
  • kamaguna - strings of sensuality (visible objects, smell, taste, feel)
  • karuna - compassion
  • khanti - patience
  • kusala - wholesome, skillfull, good
  • lobha - greed
  • My baby was as pretty as a seashell.

He was translucent and pink and very, very small, but he was flawless.I tried to think of something maternal I could do to convey to him that I was, in fact, his mother, and that I had the situation completely under control. I kissed his forehead and his skin felt like a silky frog’s on my mouth.7

  • Suitou, Ayasango, Saeanzu, Syunake, Haebana, Yuridaidai, Hisuikou, Toutouseki
  • Rayhana - arabic for "basil", female name
  • Saif - sword
  • incredulity fallacy - you think something's untrue just because you find it hard to believe
  • Meze served with seafood : feta, grilled eggplant salad, fava bean puree, strained yoghurt with garlic andf herbs, mussels stuffed with rice and nuts, dolma, stuffed squash flowers, pinto beans in tomato and olive oil, smoked sea bass, salted sardines in olive oil, fried mussels and calamari with tartar, fish meatballs, cigarette borek
  • Meze served with grilled meats : tulum cheese, flat bread and butter, lentil meatballs, dolma, chicken and walnut paste, fried pastries, warm hummus, fried eggplant in garlic yoghurt sauce, turkish cheeseless pizza, glazed pecans
  • a popular belief amongst the Chinese of eating zongzi involved commemorating the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet. Qu Yuan’s grief was so intense that he drowned himself in the Miluo river after penning the Lament for Ying. According to legend, packets of rice were thrown into the river to prevent the fish from eating the poet’s body.”
  • Thé à l'Opéra. this French tea alongside piece of semolina cake topped with whipped cream. Make a French tea spritzer by adding a couple tablespoons of tea simple syrup to a tall glass and topping with sparkling water. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a few fresh raspberries. for breakfast : aloo paratha and tall glass of lassi. tandoori aloo ( baby potatoes in a spicy red red chilli-based masala paste, fenugreek leaves and fresh cream) aloo chaat (Boiled aloo with peppy chaat masala, lemon juice, mint and coriande
  • discovering places in paris by the mouth.
  • tea, Thé Des Impressionnistes/ with a simple piece of toast and yuzu marmalade. or poured over ice with acacia honey. green tea scented with spices and small white flowers. a colorful tea. a russian inspire tartine, thin slice of rye bread with dill spiked creme fraiche, and topped with cold smoked salmon or herring. tea-infused vodka.
  • sakura donuts, filled with housemade sweet red bean paste. topped with strawberry sakura glaze, matcha meringue, and a mini sakura shortbread cookie. each donut comes in a bright pink box.
  • feta cheese sandwich, butter bean honey, chop the white chocolate and add it to the bowl of honey, sprinkle saffron into the cream, wash your hands in ice cold water, deep fried and smothered in gravy, sweet potato pie, sesame seed cookies, lemony one pan fish, here the rice is gold, curious looking puff pastries
  • Bad fried dough sounds like an oxymoron, but there I was, at a trendy New York City restaurant, gazing down at four churros so cold and anemic they could've been parsnips. spain's most storied churros served all day and night. a half dozen churros con chocolate, Spanish hot chocolate so thick you could spread it with a butter knife.most Spanish churro recipes omit sugar entirely, leaving it up to the end user to determine how sweet breakfast should be by dipping them in chocolate or café con leche. dredging them in cinnamon sugar is custom only in mexico. I have a favorite corner, where I like to settle in with a copy of the day's El País, luxuriating in that familiar early-morning aromatherapy of frying batter and melting chocolate. Service here is fast—in under a minute, a white-clad waiter zooms over, sliding a plate of golden, foot-long churros in front of me. I pick one up and break it in half, watching it crackle and steam .It's been that way for centuries, with evidence suggesting that the churro is an adaptation of you tiao, brought to the Iberian Peninsula by Portuguese sailors who visited northern China during the Ming dynasty. he told me over the phone, in twangy Andalusian Spanish.
  • japonica juice
  • walk outside in the snow, if you have snow. if you don't, visualize it. see it as the feathers of a goddess' bed. at night under the rays of the moon, a veiled statue of the female deity was placed in a wagon. her sacred cows were hitched to this wagon.fragrance is the most primal, elemental form of communication. it is shared by plants, animals, humans, spirits. the olfactory system is lodged in the most ancient part of the brain. fragrane stimulates the limbic system, which integrates mind, body, emotions and memory. aphrodisiacs include - caviar, mint, garlic, henna, hibiscus, jasmine, radishes, shellfish, sushi, saffron, chocolate. lucky hand root - the extra fingers will catch everything that you need. the warundi people of east africa - when a girl reaches menstruation, her grandmother leads her through their home to touch every object, so that the girl touches with her new special holiness.black is comfort, potential for future growth. egyptians painted statues black to show the immortality of the subject. black absorbs pain and evil, providing a protective cloak.black candles are beneficial for repelling evil. blue is the color of mary's cloak, and yemaya's beads. paint your windows, doors, ceilings blue for spiritual protection.blue breaks the chains of bad habits.blue candles are burnt to destroy unhealthy addictions. brown is stability and gravity, the color of justice.green is a physical color.long ago, natural purple dye was painstakingly coaxed by snail shells in the mediterranean.purple is associated with sexual pleasure.yellow is the color of amaterasu, lakshmi, and oshun.red is the color of the primal female lover.red is defiant.use white candles for moon magic.yellow is communication and intellect.
  • angabin - honey, farsi. Usually, my mother would place a bowl of sekanjabin in the middle of a large round tray, surrounded by several heads of fresh and crisp lettuce in the middle of the table or on the picnic blanket under the shade of a tree, where we would take a piece of lettuce and dip it into the bowl.undercurrent sweetness and the crisp cucumber. A blissful combination of fat and sugar, deep fried into a crunchy oblivion .
  • there are parabens in food, absorbed more readily than cosmetics. many regulatory authorities round the world say parabens, within limits, are safe for cosmetics. even cumulative amouts of parabens do no harm. polyethenol glycol - makes fatty substances more hydrophilic, to be washed away readily but moisturizing. makes residue of dangerous 1,4 dioxane. but okay when under 10^-5 amount.
  • harvested during a particular phase of the moon. cradled in prayers, the long sea. century egg with scallion - a hundred days buried in soil. the problem of ancestry. of duration. after the meal, red dates, plastic toys. streetlight hanging on no name street. by the tea shop, black leaves steeped in milk. come from the incident of freshly-cut lavender. the cracked crystal chasm of salt an sugar. opening up the sky blue shutters, lighting cinnamon scented candles that we carry in the pockets of fur coats and denim. woman tempted by the glossy seeds of red fruit. gajami, flatfish. gajami is the crackling in the frying pan, the stealing bites on the way to the dinner table. eagerly awaiting my mother to pick the crispy flesh from the bones and onto my rice, stained red with kimchi. a small dusty town in arizona with sweet orange treesm a scorching sun. there are beige walls, puffed pilows. the kind of silence in the suburbs that you can feel while typing in the glow of a laptop , moments from my homeland ingrained in my muscles. ducks, dogs, chickens, wander free. 30 minutes pumping and pumping water into a bucket. a kettle of sweet coffee, women and men lounging on the perch, resting from farm work. as the afternoon rain pitter patters me into a nap. one plateful of rice and chicken. one pitcher, swirling gin and Tang. shining eyes and easy laughter. sleeping on a thin mattress , fans humming in the darkness. breaths, snores of the mother, sisters, the babies, all of us dreaming in the same stuffy room. was there ever a time you felt more alive standing on the concrete, amidst the honking, the dust, the heat, sitting squished between brown shoulders, 3 coins passed from palm to palm. what dance do your gods do? do they twist their hips like a ribbon in the wind?
  • i swallow teaspoons of gravity, starlings suspended over our heads, faintly out of reach. atmosphere out of reach. soft fat of my thigh, slope of my heel, curve of my calf press against. Rolling our failed intentions between our fingertips. Genesis
  • and you are, the big rock in the middle of the fat ocean.
  • huele a limpio,y manzana y rosa. : las francesas son adictas a los aceites de almendras dulces de bebés. Huele a neroli, flor de azahar y muguet y tiene un ligero fondo empolvado.aceite de aguacate, crema calmante con camomila,
  • the archer's arrow misses the lovely swan. Vega, the brightest star anywhere. someone has called it the arc light of the sky.

In the beginning somehow sound, somehow death, somehow sex,

somehow the lost sparrow of perfect sound,

somehow a dissertation. Creation is regretful, it is disquiet

and somehow, in the beginning,

it never began. (erica anderson senter). a hand emerges from the bushes. offers a mint candy wrapped in crispy plastic.

  • habibtak, ghayri, ra'assni, maksoufa-oul, wa abea, asli lama, mogamla, ya masr-abadan, yefrahshi, agmal sodfa, ajmal sidfuh bihayati

yawm ma qiblatak ya hayati, lihibi, bishawfuk adamy, bialghamidia,darask wudurusi

  • a fast pace pita kiosk. pumpkin curls.
  • Albanian words - luledielli(sunflower), vjeshte(autumn), bregdet(seashore), badiava(peanut)

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  • Romance is a grotto of eager stones. a girl whose teeth you can always see. someone is always eating cold cucumber noodles.
  • green tea mousse cake. That cake consists of green tea sponge covered in a blanket of red bean-studded green tea mousse, all protected with a shield of freshly whipped cream. six crêpes layered with a light rum-scented blend of whipped cream and custard,. When you cut into the cake, each slice shows off the layers and the assorted colorful fruit. seasonal clementine cake tiered with sponge cake and tangerine juice-spiked cream. tart shell filled with a mountain of red bean flecked whipped cream. A birds nest of piped chestnut paste sits atop, encircled by candied Waguri chestnuts imported from Japan.handful of sandwiches priced from $14 to $16. The restaurant takes great pride in its spongy house-baked white bread. Though sandwiches are tasty, prices are surprisingly high for simple fillings like a tomato and spinach-studded omelet, and sautéed Japanese mushrooms (shiitake, shimeji, maitake, and eringi), bacon, and house-made mayo combined with boiled spinach and a thin slice of pecorino. There's also a caprese and a prosciutto option, but that spinach sandwich is, despite the price, deceptively delicious.
  • Filipino words - sutla (silk), salamin (glass), kahoy (wood), tagsibol (spring), taglamig (winter), hagayhay (soft sound of the breeze), bubuyog (bee), matamis (sweet), lilim (shade,shadow), ginto (gold), pilak (silver), tanso (copper, bronze), sinag (gleam, ray of light), kislap (glimmer, glitter), himig (melody, tune), umunlad (to thrive)
  • Tet of the New Year is a time for meeting. It is an opportunity for the household genies to meet, those who have helped during the year, namely the Craft Creator, the Land Genie and the Kitchen God. Tet is also an opportunity to invite and welcome deceased ancestors back for a family reunion. Everyone is in a rush to get a haircut, buy new clothes. city streets are festooned with colored lights. Stalls spring up all over town to sell mut (candied fruits and jams), traditional cakes, and fresh fruit and flowers. Certain markets sell nothing but cone-shaped kumquat bushes. Others sell flowering peach trees, symbols of life and good fortune. vendors pour into the City with peach trees strapped to their bicycles, the streets look like moving pink forests. a Vietnamese percept of life, "When taking fruit, you should think of the grower".Visiting flower shows, contemplating the buds and blooms, and purchasing blossoms represents one of the distinct Vietnamese cultural characteristics. The peach (in the North ) and the apricot blossoms (in the South). riot of the yellow of the apricot. The mandarin is symbolic of good fortune.Like the Chinese, the Vietnamese believe that Tet marks the time when the Kitchen God reports on their family to the Jade Emperor. Family members attempt to propitiate the Kitchen God by burning gold leaf paper and offering carp (live, placed in a bucket of water upon the family altar) for him to ride.Barking dogs inspire confidence in the New Year, so dogs are encouraged to bark. On the last day of Tet, dragons dance in the streets. Since cutting done during Chinese New Year is considered unlucky, hair and fingernails should be trimmed in advance. It is lucky to wear red, even red underwear, a ribbon tied to the wrist. White flowers are usually used for funerals. Orchids mean fertility and abundance.
  • frozen fountains, a basket of free oranges, tulip shaped turkish tea glasses, berber tents, coral-pink pelicans,
  • Buddhist temple rules- remove shoes and hat, cover yourself, back away from the Buddha before turning your back, do not touch the Buddha, do not point, when sitting do not point your feet at an image or person, stand up when nuns and monks enter. women should never touch or hand a monk something. Even accidentally brushing against their robes requires that they fast and perform a cleansing ritual.women generally pass on their donations to a man, who then hands it over to the monk.n estimated 200,000 – 30,000 monks are walking the streets of Thailand at any given time. Serving as a monk is regarded as part of a young man's development, however, only a handful remain monks. After serving a set term (often three months) most will come back to society, start careers, and get married. in Japan where taking photos of Buddha statues or the worship area is typically frowned upon. Even hugs from his own mother are off limits while he is in monkhood.
  • book of hours - christian devotional books containing psalms, prayers, with many illuminations
  • curtain hypnosis, my golden friend,
  • rose water glaze . pair of peacocks with peonies represents wealth and worldly power. the pictorial vocabulary of birds and flowers. Brewing Tea in a Snow-Covered Hut. cocteau's handwritten notes, a bowl for mixing wine with water. a sterling silver chocolate pot. man with hand on cheek. islamic calligraphic plaques, a terracotta statuette of a woman. the toilette of venus, a royal almanac, a basket of clams, the insignia of the sultan. giorgio armani jumpsuit, apple blossoms, rose of sharon, woman seen from the back, a hydria is a water jar. the fishwives, nahua deities, the chief plays the thumb piano, the head of a goddess,
  • georgia o keefee - neck, fernando botero - dancing in colombia,
  • you're a blue light in the grey mist. you;re the warm yellow glow emitted by an apartment window, lonely but yielding. glossy puddles, empty streets, stray hairs on the coffee table, the frayed strands of lace. a sticky maple scent of the overweight guitar. shots of peach juice, gold saucers full of dark sauces. browsing aimlessly in the grocery aisles, the train of my taffetta dress dragging behind. roadside peaches, swaying palm trees. cutout hearts of watermelon. a stainless steel paint spatula, pan fried eggs in the countryside sun.
  • avobenzone blocks out the longer wavelength uva rays
  • porque = dado que, ya que, a causa de, pues (beginning of the second part of sentence), como (in the beginning of the sentence)
  • la camara tiene poca pila - the camera has a low battery
  • hoy no podemos salir a causa de la lluvia - we cannot go out today due to the rain
  • n the 1940s, a 16-year-old girl captured the minds of the art world’s elite. The self-taught Algerian artist, Baya Mahieddine (1931-1988) — known as Baya. Baya used gouache as her primary medium, depicting a world without men but full of bright images of women, nature, and animals. Almost overnight she caught the attention of Picasso and Matisse, among other prominent artists, for her colorful, spontaneous and “childlike” compositions. The outsider. The outlier. The woman artist.”

For the "great" man nothing is wrong, there is no atrocity for which a "great" man can be blamed.

  • the aleppian way of making rice is frying the grains in some oil before cooking them in water. chickpeas look like pale, golden hazelnuts. the stuffed grape leaves are cooked slowly so that the apricots inside them may melt. meat pies shaped in a diamond pattern. the fish meat is scraped and combined with tehine then sculpted into the shape of a fish.
  • bottlebrush tree, having before dinner drinks,
  • i meet her at half onto eight, she sits for a half pollen plate. feels good! she browses like sunshine
  • a delicate sop to the people's vanity
  • bootblack, inscrutable, extant, ostensible, emeritus
  • as soon as you're ripe, you;ll begin to rot
  • crispy chicken sandwiches, sticky chocolate pudding
  • factura - argentinian umbrella term for argentinian pastries
  • cucumber, plum, chrysanthemum, white onion, shittake
  • Just think of this as a crispy spiralizing potato chip skewered and occasionally wrapped around a hot dog
  • medialune = sweet croissant
  • a wine made of fermented oranges, vanilla and vodka,
  • under the black and white striped umbrellas
  • a greek gentleman and his tent full of thousands of books for sale
  • poop emoji waffles filled with sweet red bean paste
  • four different flavors of ice cream between layers of waffles, jam and whipped cream
  • fresh scallion in the cream cheese, dehydrated garlic and onion in the bagel
  • crunchy pretzel salt, sesame and poppy seeds
  • decadent pots of caffeinated joy
  • toasted bagels with their magical crisp chewy texture
  • smoked pineapple
  • he was a man without morals, he didn't give a fuck about glory and honor, it is useless to pray for him
  • pour into teacups and serve hot
  • roasted flavors that were lightened by a slight hint of milk
  • hong kong milk tea, sakura sencha, caramelized flaky portuguese egg tart, ceramic teaware served over a wooden tray
  • you cannot play a musical instrument on the Sabbath. fresh fruit at the end of a meal. they still insist of unblemished and flavorful fruit, accompanied by roasted nuts and seeds. authentic hummus must be thick so that you can carve deep valleys over the surface and fill them with olive oil. wiping hummus clean from the dish with warm syrian bread is an Aleppian table custom. homemade baba ghanooj is infused with a smoky flavor that comes from roasting the eggplants directly over a flame. Egyptians have a saying when someone contradicts himself :: It's eggplant time. Arabs ate eggplant and called it the king of veggies. 20 to 30 pounds of tamarind pulp. say a blessing before eating challah on shabbat. bite off the top of the kibbeh and squeeze the lemon juice into the filling, or swipe the kibbeh into a bowl of tehine. in aleppo, grape leaves were picked fresh from the vines grown in family courtyards. in the levant where cooks are fond of using beets to color cauliflower and turnips pink. the intriguing beauty of the eggplant : from its curvy shape to its shiny, smooth skin, indisputable. their leafy crowns are called calyxes. toasted syrian brad broken into small pieces for dipping.
  • (me) you magnificent beast, you open-hearted fool. fruit as fresh as a showered nape. the curve of the belly, the cobalt-blue dome of the cathedral, the heart-breakingly meticulous golden details. tears of aspartame, sweet uncolonial joy. running around the palm trees, there's the tallest one we call Big Uncle and the sloping one we call Sleepy. when coconut juice's rushes slip down your unaware chin. waste not a drop. i feel as worn out as a squeezed lemon. she angrily cushions her flat pillows in misconducted agony. anger is not some trained and obedient orchestra easy to control and conduct; it is as uncontrollable as a novice clarinet's pitiful squeak. all i;ve wanted to do was make someone gasp at my beauty. a warm lavender-colored paperback, the new pages still crisp and spotless. a secret pathway secluded in the backyard's plants, makes way to my miniature study. what is pleasure but a limited edition food..that you can't ever purchase again. a cake with a face, profiteroles as eyes, a strawberry wafer as a mouth. chocolate curlicues, white chocolate shaped like elephant horns. eating a pomegranate while googosh wails softly in the background. i sit criss cross apple sauce on the carpet, i feel like an authority of some sophistication...bakelite combs, vintage rouge pots, body dusting powders with thousands of tiny gold specks to reflect speakeasy lighting. i swing swing swing all day and watch the people go by. to all the lovely dogs panting away in their luxurious baby carriages. i would be hideously regretful if my first kiss doesn't taste like cream cheese. i wear a pink skirt to the donut shop, i come out with a pink skirt and now a pink box full of donuts to eat with bitter bitter coffee.
  • fruitily-sweet, a little skanky; post-coital kind of way
  • the curtains talk of heaviness and masquerade balls
  • clutching her skirts
  • intermission
jan 17 2018 ∞
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