I recently spent quite a lot of time with our local real estate agent who has become something of a friend. She is also the closest thing I have to local inside information so it was with a certain pride that I told her I made a Chinese herbal soup. As we sat in the back of the taxi I could se the look of amusement and disgust that appeared on her face.
The amusement came from the fact I went to the bother to cook up the concoction and the disgust from the knowledge we are still in temporary housing and have an open kitchen. How was I to know a few innocent looking herbs could emit such a horrendous smell while boiling their way to my lunch?
Now, I am not one to lie and generally do not make a habit of it however when she asked me what I thought of the taste, for a split second I considered stating how delicious it was. Luckily I told the truth by nodding my head and making a face because it really did taste as bad as it looked and smelled. She laughed and explained most people think it is horrible and really only have it as a medicine not a meal. Live and learn. I had salad for lunch.