December 17, 2008

Consumable Gifting

Homemade Marinade
As kids, we worked super hard for our parents every year at the Arlington County Fair -- for fourteen years -- selling fried rice, spring rolls, egg rolls, and our best selling grilled lemon chicken kabobs among other things. We were even photographed in 1982 in the Washington Post.

Since I've been on the road for a few years, this coveted consumable is really the best gift I could offer my friends and clients this winter. Friends have scrambled for them, I have many standing requests for the marinade, and I'm reminded by childhood friends just how complete our childhood memories are with our family meals as a part of their lives.

These were made with a lot of love, and in a rather direct way, shape who I am; my work ethic, and the gourmand in me.

Happy holidays everyone!

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