mercredi, mai 02, 2007

May Day

Maria's Beautiful Mexican Ceramic Bowl

We woke up on May Day asking ourselves what we would do. We had quite a bit of food left over from Sunday's Birthday Party and didn't feel like eating it alone. Not on such a nice sunny day.

I gave Maria a call and got ourselves invited to their place for lunch. And it was agreed that I would prepare/recycle the leftovers, make them fit for consumption and bring them over.

We still had the Taboulé and it tasted even better than on Sunday, the olive oil, fresh vegetables, lime juice, mint etc having finally seeped into the semolina. There was plenty of plain rice, raw Argentinian beef and a few BBQ pork and turkey skewers left. I decided to recycle the skewered meat (adding red lentils and hard-boiled eggs) into a Sweet and Spicy Coconut Curry. Then I grilled the beef and served it as a Tagliata con Cappellini Aglio e Olio.

Sweet and Spicy Coconut Curry

Tagliata di Manzo con Cappellini Aglio e Olio

We had lunch in their lovely garden, soaking in the sun at the same time. The Sommerhalters really dug the curry, I gave up counting the number of times Maria served herself again. We spent a few moments exchanging stories about the Schwabs. We girls have all at some point in time been screamed at by a few of them for nothing - funny, isn't it? The general consensus is that we all like Stuttgart the city, but maybe not so much some of its inhabitants.

After lunch, we took a walk in the fields behind their house and tried to fly a few kites. On our way back, we passed by a stable where there were quite a number of horses and of course the kids were all excited about it. Me, I think that all of this is so cute, but the horses stank and so I admired the whole thing (the kids caressing the horses - why weren't they worried about putting their hands so near the horses' very big teeth?) at a distance.

Back in Paris, Trade Unions and the Extreme Right took the opportunity to stage demonstrations and march through the streets. Me I prefer to commemorate the no labour part of Labour Day.

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