Signs of Christmas

A rutabaga in your cubicle is a sign of Christmas.

I bought this bad boy for my annual contribution to our family Christmas Dinner, the Turnip Puff.

A co-worker and admirer of door photographs, brought in some of his Moroccan wife’s bean dish for me try. A generous Christmas gesture gratefully received.

An amazing dish, which can be described as having garlic, beans, garlic, tomatoes, garlic, exotic spices, garlic. And we aren’t talking a little bit of garlic. We are talking WHOLE CLOVES OF GARLIC. It was delicious, hearty and a lovely lunch. I am waiting for a recipe that doesn’t exist, and am  hoping that he can glean some more details from the Mrs. so I can try my hand at this at home.

Sex seems to be the topic of the day. Lately. Just saying. Perhaps its the winter solstice, perhaps its us Canadians getting a bit squirrely with the weather, but today’s conversations included stories about testicles, as well as a telling video: I Just Had Sex. The fact it was sent to me because I was in a particularly good mood this morning is another matter, and I have to wonder why that’s the assumption. Maybe, just maybe, I had a really good floss.

What does sex have to with Christmas? Come on people. For the last 2010 years, everyone talks about Mary and Joseph this time of year, raising eyebrows and talking in hushed tones around the water hole, trough, well, pump, fountain, cooler.

That’s a banana. It has nothing to do with Christmas, but there is an on-going argument that is getting more wide-spread. Michael and I both peel the banana completely, and eat. “Some” people out there insist on being monkeys and eating them with the peel. Does it matter? Not at all. But its interesting that people even comment that there is a “right” or “wrong” way to eat a banana. Even though unwrapping it, disposing the peel, and pulling off the stringy bits, is the better way.

And lastly, Christmas is here when you wander through the Legislative grounds, see the lights, listen to the Christmas music, hear the carolers at night in the Rotunda, and see a happy sentinel snowman watching over the Ledge in the late afternoon.

Christmas time is good.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Roxanne says:

    I’m pretty sure that most people who have even very basic thinking skills are aware that the proper, and in fact, only, way to eat a banana is with the mouth. Other varieties of banana-eating may be unsatisfying and possibly illegal in some cultures. Of course, the correct way to peel it is to start from the bottom end, rather than from the stem.

  2. That video is too intellectual for me. Nice turnip though.

  3. habanerogal says:

    This is a very funny post and PS you need an RSS button so I don’t miss any of your posts

  4. Walsh Cooks says:

    You need your own PBS show.

  5. Walsh Cooks says:

    Rutabaga. Turnips are small. I will campaign for the poor rutabaga until the day I die. Don’t even get me started on the whole sweet potato v yam thing. 😉

  6. Walsh Cooks says:

    Your wish is my command. An RSS button has been added. Look on the right, second item down.

  7. First of all, let me get up from ROTFL….!!!!!!
    Whenever I see a new post pop up in my mailbox with your name on it – it is the first to be read that day. You never disappoint.
    habanerogal : subscribe to the site – and you will get the posts in your mailbox (do the same with mine – hehe – “sometimes” – OK, “rarely” I am funny!!)
    Talk about scattered! A little Kahlua with your coffee and a flask in your bottom drawer, maybe?
    Turnip Puff was the hit of the 70’s. I was there. I remember. Weren’t you too young for that? It’s roasted root vegetables now, Cathy!!! GWTP!!!
    But, I do love the shot of the rutabaga.
    Back to my coffee. Dribbling down my face as I am still laughing at you. Wished you lived closer! It would be fun!
    Big hugs and wishes or warmth, love and happiness over the holidays!

  8. Walsh Cooks says:

    You really mean, a little coffee with your Kahlua? HA HA.

    Thanks Valerie. Huge compliment coming from you. I appreciate it. Reminds me I owe you some information about food trends. Are you sure you want them from me? A person who is still making turnip puff? Maybe turnip puff is making a come-back!

    Quite frankly the hits I got on my site by people Googling “turnip puff Best of Bridge” has been increasing as we get closer to Christmas. Mind you, so have Google searches like, “sexism spatula”.

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