How are you all?
I want to start 2018 with my favorite topics FRIENDS & FOOD . In life you interact with so many people but very few can enter in your comfort zone of friendship. Friendship is mystery sometime it happens unknowingly in a minute sometimes it take years to understand each other. But this is the most beautiful thing in life. 👭
Friends bring lovely colours & interesting flavors to our life. Friends are like spices with unique taste & aroma. Some friendship need proper attention while other stay fresh even for years without much care.
Life is like a perfect meal
Treat yourself as a king.
Add ingredients in perfect order.
Spiced up with friendship flavors.
Sprinkle it with love & care.
Few friends are like Salt , key ingredient needed in every dish. You want it to be easily reachable. Just like few close friends who are one call away, will be there for you at any time of the day. These friends make any situation better same as pinch of salt on any tasteless food. They are simple, helpful & supportive.
Sweet friends are like deserts, chocolates & ice creams. 🍫🍰🍮 You crave most of the time but can’t have it often . You get immense joy while eating every bite of it & when you finish you urge for more. Just like college & school friends who bring sweetness to your life. Not possible for you to meet them regularly but can’t get enough of them when they are around. Whether it’s phone call or direct meeting you always want to continue it for longer.
Sour & tangy:-
Some friends are like sour & tangy flavors . Think of lemons, chat masala & tamarind. 🍋They have tongue tickling flavor & goes very well with few dishes. Instantly boost taste of food but you can’t have it directly you have to mix with other ingredients. Few friends are like full of energy & active . You feel excitement, fun & joy with them. In group they are like mood enhancer, always up to something . You enjoy their company but you can’t be with them daily.
Medicinal herbs & spices:-
Few herbs & spices not only add flavor but they have immense health benefits. You can think life partner as turmeric . This multipurpose spice we used in everyday cooking but can be used as natural home remedies for many diseases. You share your problems, get emotional with few friends because you know they have proper solution. You trust them blindly & you won’t go wrong. Just like ginger, honey & basil (tulasi) leaves can’t go wrong in cold & cough. There are many spices & herbs having strong medicinal values. We all have some friends who work as natural healer for our problems.
Saffron a semi sweet flavor beautiful aroma is most expensive spice. You store it properly in cool & dark place for maximum flavor. A very few friends are precious & you try hard to retain it . You talk to them regularly & wished them on every occasion. you expect same thing but it hurts when you don’t get proper response or message in return. We don’t want to throw expired saffron box as it was very precious at one point of time. It become very formal conversation & friendship continues for years same as saffron box in fridge cabinet .
Some friends are slightly bitter , you can’t tolerate them at all. They are eager to find faults in you. They will make you depressed by sharing sad stories. You feel slight discomfort & negativity after meeting them. But sometimes these friends make you think about reality & yourself better.
Hot & Spicy:-
Chilies, peppers 🌶 have pungent, sharp taste also gives burning sensation so should be added with caution. Slightly cooked & mixed with proper ingredients give perfect taste to any recipe. These kinds of friends are hyper active, interesting & bring spiciness in your life. They get angry😈 very soon so you think twice before saying anything to them. If in excess they have tendency to bring tears into your eyes. So in moderation they are perfect friends in chilled winter & rainy days along with hot cup of coffee.
Herbs & dry spices:-
Herbs(thyme, oregano, basil & rosemary) & cinnamon, cardamon, bay leaf are having strong smell & rich flavor used in specific recipes only. You can use them in cooking but can’t consume directly & have to store them separately. Few friends are like this, leaving strong influence on our mind even if meeting is for very short period of time. You feel inspired, positivity with them.
Some friends are cool, refreshing like mint, coriander & cucumber. 🍹You never get bored with them. You find yourself relaxed & comfortable with them.
Taste varies when spices are fresh, dried, roasted & mixed with other ingredients. Even spices lost their flavors if not used for long time, better to store it properly & use it before getting stale. Sometimes, the friendship becomes toxic & it is far better if forgive them & walk away from such situations. This is not a weakness but a quality of strength. Some friends are better in group & some are best when left alone.
Every friend is unique & special , you will need certain friends at different time. I’m really happy & blessed to have all kinds friends who added variety of flavors to my normal life.
Thanks to each & every of my friends.
Stay strong, stay fresh🍀
Don’t lose your flavors.♨
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Via Daily Prompt : Treat
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