The ginger pickle one was awful. The strong ginger totally overpowered the gentle saltiness of the wrapper and the tastes of the veggies. You still had the textures, but otherwise it was all ginger.
The eggplant pickle was fabulous. The sweet eggplant and sauce complimented the veggies and brought out some of their sweetness and was a perfect foil for the slightly salty wrappers.
The peanut sauce was very good. Spring rolls were made for peanut sauce and putting them in the rolls allowed them to marry with the veggies while the rolls were settling in the fridge.
All in all, a success which is just as well, because we have many more wrappers left.
And now on to Chapter 1 of Order of the Phoenix
So who's surprised that Dudley is leading his own gang? I guess I'm not surprised that Harry is brooding either. What else does he have to do? Brood and wait. It's no surprise of course that Mrs. Figg turns out to be the oft mentioned Arabella Figg. It's only surprising to me that Harry didn't figure it out on his own. Creepy old lady...cats...of course she's a witch. Duh.
But what went wrong with Dumbledore's protection though? We know it's not a secret keeper based magic because Voldemort knows where he is and still can't get to him. Why can the dementors? Do you think catatonic muggles have been kissed by the dementors? Hrm.
Anyway, a nicely whetting chapter.
And went to Fiesta on Sunday. We were truely slugs this year. Not only did we not make it for the Blessing of the Fleet, we missed the Siene boat races and the Greasy Pole, and were late to meet up with hoppie's parents, although not too late. The Fireworks, however, we were not late for. And they were fabulous. Excellent job by the fair committee!
Which brings us up to date.