Monday, December 7, 2009
"You are so delicious!
I love you more than all the other fishes!" said by Dawn Summers, Buffy, Season 7.
As I looked at my fledgling shopping list, I noticed that Anchovies were at the top. Now, don't get me wrong, I do enjoy these little fishes on occassion. They impart a subtle flavor to things like pizza, sauces, and the ever popular Ceasar Salad Dressing. But, alas, last time I made my favorite Ceasar Dressing, the anchovy was very flavorful and not so subtle.
Hence, I have decided it is time to re-evaluate my relationship with the tiny object of my flighty affection. We must take a bit of time apart to see if we still enjoy one another's company; or, if our affair was one of culinary lust, each of us wanting something from the other that neither could provide. Did I try to change my little anchovy into something it wasn't? Or, did my little anchovy try too hard to be what it thought I wanted? I prefer to think it was the latter.
We shall give a trial separation a shot. Maybe with some time apart we can both determine if we want the same things in life. If, after a period of time, we cannot come together as two individuals with different tastes and different purposes, then it is time to move on.
Maybe to salmon.