Saturday, August 29, 2009
Gabrielas Oil (excerpt)
I was quite exhilarated from the heaviness of the wine, and the intense aromas of the spices and the lemon zest intoxicated my senses. I mixed the delicious-smelling blend into the now lukewarm oil und stirred it carefully, then transferred the whole mixture into a big-bellied bottle in which wine had been pressed. I poured the golden fluid so fast that I spilled a bit over the edge of the bottleneck and all over my fingers. With relish I rubbed my hands against each other just to savor the silky and coaxing texture of the oil. Like a ghost, Gabriella appeared in my kitchen. Her image was burned into my mind and I saw her dark, wavy hair, her eyes which glowed like coals, her broad hips and her strong, paint covered fingers, just as if she were standing for real in front of me. Lust tiptoed into me like water soaking into a sinking ship. My fingers were shaking a bit when I stripped off my jeans and the blouse just to drop them carelessly on the kitchen floor. I carried the bottle full of warm and fragrant oil with me when I turned towards the bathroom. I covered the edge of the bathtub with a folded bath towel. I turned around and looked in the mirror: my breasts, my hips, the black and bluish nest of pubic hair. I reached for a bobby pin and pulled my long curls up into a messy knot. I’m ready, I thought, and climbed into the bathtub.
okay..i told donna that i serve you chutney..well first i wanted to cook creole..then we decided chutney would be perfect since we both love chutneys a lot..but then i thought i want to add some oil and vinegar since i love to use selfmade or better self scented and spiced oil in the kitchen...this oil in the story is a lemon oil i made since ages and it was also always made by my aunts...its as easy to make as much as it is very tasty and it has a very fruity and fresh taste without having any acid in it...all you need is a big bottle..lemon cest from organic lemons as well as an litre of canola/colza oil (you can do this with olive oil too but canola oil has no taste of its own and tends to stay fresh for a long time)...heat the oil up a bit (dont make it cook) put the lemon cest in it and pour it in the bottle..if you wnat to you can ad also some lemon pepper...keep it in a dark place for two weeks..then sieve the oil so that nothing is left inside...when you have lemon cest again just put it in and restart the procedure...trhe more often you will do it the more intense the taste will be...its perfect for salads and fish dishes as well as for baking and similar things....