We all have those stories that our parents like to tell about us. You have to know those, they are told to people entering the family, like boyfriends, the new husband of the aunt, or maybe a new friend, too. One thing about me that my mother loves to share is my early love for travelling.
Apparently, when I was 2 (or 3, I have heard it many times but still don't remember), I went to my grandmother on "holidays", and unlike other children who get homesick and want to see their mothers, I loved being there, and when it was time to go home, I am said to have called my parents (with help, obviously) and asked whether I could stay longer.
What can I say, it is still the same today. I am always planning the next trip, and more than that, probably also smaller trips in between and the next bigger trip is being discussed. Despite all this, I have never travelled outside of Europe so far. There were many plans to do so, but somehow France, Ireland or Spain made it to the top of the list. Maybe next year I'll make it to another continent for the first time.
Pad Thai Salad
Adapted from a recipe in Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskovitz.
1 carrot, cut into julienne
1 handful asparagus, cut into thin slices or shaved
1 tbsp peanuts, roasted
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cilantro (I used frozen, if you use fresh I think it is probably better to add the cilantro directly to the salad, not into the dressing)
1 tsp soy sauce
Layer the vegetables in a bowl, sprinkle the peanuts over the top. Mix the dressing. Pour over the salad and enjoy.