On our way to the festival, thunder roared across the
city, and it poured as we humped our equipment to the stage. Luckily, we
were performing at an entertainers' workshop under a big tent -- "Partners
in Music." One of the questions posed was "When do you rehearse?"
My answer, of course, was "while I am wokking" ;-) Over the years,
Bill and I learned a lot of songs while I cooked.
During the afternoon break, we came home for lunch. Our
son Robin, bass player, was home from his job, an eight-hour drive from
Brandon. One of his favourite foods is Shanghai noodles, with a twist.
I cooked the noodles with smashed fermented black beans, garlic, Habanero
peppers, chopped mint, and deep-fried julienned wonton skins. These are