You guys are smart.
SO they really ARE celery stalks.
But here's the story.
So I work in the galley now. The galley is the ship's kitchen.
It's big. We have 3 walk in fridges and we prepare something like 1500 meals a day, everyday.
We arrived in Holland on a Wednesday morning, and people were bringing in tulips ( like, you cannot get more Holland than that ) and I was thinking that it'll be really nice to get flowers, like real life tulips. ( before this I've only ever seen plastic ones - when I actually DID see real ones it took me quite a while (and a lot of touching & sniffing ) to realise that they were actually real and not plastic. *pffbt* )
So I remember saying, when we 'landed' on Holland land keyside : "God, I'd like some flowers please, thankyouverymuch."
The next day I was working in the galley, yes? And my job for the afternoon was to cut lots and lots of celery.
Like two pans of this. (600cc each )
But then as I was cutting I slowly realised that the remaining-to-be-thrown-away stalks looked like roses. It was amazing!
It was much more amazing when I realised after awhile that I have 'received' my bouquet of flowers, one day after I had 'asked' for it - No, not in a typical way, not quite what I had hoped for - this was better, waaaaaay better. :)
Gawkingly beautiful, no? I had to stand there for a very long time. In awe. At this.
Interestingly, the Head Chef decided to cook the celery stalks differently this time by way of 'baking'.
Not a good idea.
They didn't turn out, I think they had to be thrown away.
It was a sad waste, and all that work!.
But then - heh, maybe this time it was just for that bouquet. :)
owh, and it was hard for me to cut some bits of the celery.
These bits :
If you have an imagination akin to those who spend a lot of 'quality' time with veggies and fruits, you would realise that these particular stalks look very much like the wooden figurines with a head and hands praising.
I was supposed to cut exactly at the 'neck' area, thus beheading this 'worshipping stalks'. It was hard.
Okay, here's the local Celery Church Choir :
I beheaded them soon after.
Ah, cruelty. I know.
what was I to do?
The green thing behind them? Chopping board.
So what have we learnt today?
1) God's a real Gentleman and He gives amazing gifts.
2) Celery is not only good for you, it's beautiful too ( took me awhile to appreciate this green thing though)
3) Michelle spends a loooot of time in the kitchen, but she'll soon master the art of kitchzadry. :)