Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mama Idoni's Sauce

This is my offering for today. My wife's grandmother's recipe...of course this has probably been adjusted several times over from the orignal. It was passed down about sixty years ago. What you are looking at is the sauce before all is stirred and begins to simmer. Of course there are homemade meatballs with this! I'll show you that later. No matter what time of day I prepare this, I always have to have a glass of the red wine which goes into the sauce. Yummy combination to be smelling the spices and tasting the wine.

You have to wonder how much this resembles the original. Probably not that much, truth be known.

What about the dharma transmission that has been passed on and on, and on and on. But how difficult is it to tell someone to go over there, sit down, shut up?

The beauty of this sauce is it's simplicity. The beauty of Zen for me is also it's simplicity. SIT! Just this!



Oh, More pics to come with this meal.
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