It’s interesting, isn’t it, how things come together?
Do you find sometimes that a particular thing you did a long time ago comes back around in a spectacularly unsuspecting way?
This happens to me often.
At work, we call it ‘planting seeds’, an odd comment or email dropped here or there that’s designed to give somebody an idea, an idea that they might just build on, because it’s their idea, and everybody knows that their own ideas are the best ones, and the ones most likely to become a reality. Right?
There’s often a calculation involved in planting a seed, one that seeks to engineer a certain outcome, but other times, it’s just luck, just the way things unfold, the way they develop and grow.
Here’s an example.
Way back in March 2012, I wrote about a recipe for a Mexican-style chorizo. Mexican chorizo is very different from the Spanish sausages we’re more familiar with … for a start, it isn’t a sausage, just a heavily spiced pork meat paste that’s used as a seasoning or base ingredient in many dishes. It’s rich with paprika and chilli, coriander and thyme, and it’s the sort of thing that’s supposed to just sit in the fridge until it’s needed to add a kick to something or other. I found it particularly good fried in small pieces and stuffed into an omelette.