Lima-Lime dressing. A fusion of Peruvian, Japanese, and Arabian influences all coming together in one small bowl of dressing. Which got me thinking.
Zen also feels like a fusion of so many influences. Take the robes that Zen monks wear for example. The first layer is often a western-style T-shirt or vest. The second is a Japanese jubon and kimono. (The jubon protects the delicate kimono fabric from touching the skin.) The third is a koromo with large sleeves whose origins may date back to the Chinese T’ang Dynasty. The fourth and final layer is an Indian robe, known as Okesa in Japan, and is based on the pattern of rice fields.
When those influences combine seamlessly, it can make a seemingly perfect whole. Works with food too.
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 tablespoons olive oil
¼ – ½ level teaspoon cinnamon, to taste
Salt to taste
- Measure all the ingredients into a mixing jug and whisk well until the
honey has dissolved.