I'm trying to keep my business, my triplets, and my waistline under control. I excel at one of those, fail at another one of those, and one is a work in progress. Which is which is day dependant.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

You have to be in it to win it


...and I was (in it, that is.) Yes, you're looking at the Bronze Medal I won! Now imagine how I would have done were I not under the influence of several over-the-counter medications, 2 kilometers of tape stuck to my back and butt, and a whole lot of emotional madness! I'm feeling very proud today!

For what it's worth, I went with taste over degree of difficulty and here's what I cooked:

  • Fragrant braised apricot chicken
  • Moroccan Couscous: an orange infused mix of almonds, sultanas and cinnamon
  • Green beans dressed with lemon zest, Persian feta and fresh mint
  • Carrot ribbons cooked with fresh ginger and cardamom
I even had some of the judges approach me afterwards and say how great my dish tasted. For the record, I was one point away from a silver medal. At the end of the day, I don't really care about the medal that much - I care that I came, I cooked, I stayed upright.

2 comments:

The Grubbs said...

WAY TO GO!! I can't believe you still did it with all the pain! Congrats!

Jenny from Queensland, enjoying Jakarta said...

Congratulations!
That is a huge achievement considering the pain you were in.
I hiope you are on the mend.