More from the mouths of babes
As I was explaining last nights recipes to the class a hand shot up and asked why we never cook any fish.
I explained that two of the students in the 11-13 age group went into anaphylaxis if they ate fish so it was not possible to do any fish dishes while they were students.
And now I bring you the commentary that accompanied this revelation;
Student 1 asked whether or not these people ever went swimming in the ocean. I told them I wasn't sure, why? They then asked how they could swim in the ocean if they could die from eating or touching fish. It isn't often that I am stymied and can't come up with a retort. But that comment had me for a loop. What would happen if a fish passed by their lips, or they swallowed sea water in an area heavy with fish. Who knows?
Student 2, my resident local princess, informed me that it was good that we would not be making any fishes dishes as the only fish she deemed fit to consume was ahi tuna, very lightly seared. She's 11. Where do we go from here?