I have just read a blog by Lover of Words regarding the annexation of Crimea by the Russians. She states her reasons and figures the old days of the Soviet Union are back. I hope to God she is wrong but assuming her facts are accurate I have a fear that she isn’t. What do you think?
This cartoon is specially for Lee regarding his blog yesterday.
Here’s a delicious sounding recipe from Recipe.com, I love these rice wrappers.
Cold Vietnamese Spring RollsSource: Cooking.com
8 appetizer servings
This is a great vegetarian option for your next cocktail party. Serve with tangy Crushed Peanut and Lime Vinaigrette.
1 cup julienned carrots
2 cups mung bean sprouts
2 cups julienned seeded cucumber
1 cup minced scallions
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
16 rice paper wrappers
Daikon sprout, for garnish
Crushed Peanut and Lime Vinaigrette
Toss first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Dip one rice paper wrapper into cold water. Shake off excess water. Place vegetable filling off-center on rice paper and wrap like a burrito. Repeat with remaining vegetable filling and rice paper wrappers.
Spring rolls may be made up to 4 hours ahead. Cover with damp clean kitchen towel then plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Garnish spring rolls with daikon sprouts and serve with Crushed Peanut and Lime Vinaigrette for dipping.
Have a great day