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Taiwanese Bean Beverage

July 1, 2004

Smart Taiwanese Bean Beverage

Yesterday Dan said that Latvians are lucky.
But today is another day and for breakfast I decided to serve up this Taiwanese Bean Beverage to my Latvian guest *Emils. Just a little good morning experiment. Emils remained cheerful throughout the tasting although shortly after fulfilling his task as guinea pig he dashed out of the house supposedly to buy a shirt - but I think he hauled off and got a bagel.

smart Taiwanese Bean Beverage

Discorea Mixed Congee ingredients: water, sugar, adlay(?), discorea rhizome (?), chickpeas, glutinous rice, red beans, kidney beans, millet, oatmeal, oats.

* Emils Rode is a Latvian artist currently participating in the show BREAKTHROUGH in Den Haag. This exhibition in the Grote Kerk spotlights artists from the new European member states.

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  1. ‘discorea rhizome’ sounds -and dyslectics might even read it as such- like ‘diarrhoea’. No wonder Emils had to dash out…
    Yes. I did have a beer and a glass of wine.
    JT made beautiful lamb chops, juicy and tasty.

    Comment by Kristi — July 3, 2004 @ 21:28


    Comment by Kristi — July 7, 2004 @ 8:58

  3. pardonnez-moi, madame!
    mais ce n’est pas un periode culinaire cette semaine.

    Comment by debra — July 7, 2004 @ 13:25

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