Neighbor at the corner have some healthy looking grape plants. After looking at it,a light bulb appears with the dolma idea on my head. Immediately after I confessed to neighbor on the left about it, she showed her ages old cookbook with a dolma recipe in it. The cookbook was actually written by her deceased friend who was a purser with KLM and had travelled many countries in the world. He sampled so many cuisines and concocted and compiled them into a recipe book from all over the world. I think in Iran it is called Dolme, in Greece Dolmades and I heard my Turkish friend muttered Dolma all the time. Neighbour on the right was equally enthusiatic about the idea and we agreed to make it together.
So we collected the ingredients that we needed. Neighbour on the left plucked 50 leaves vine leaves from corner neighbor with permission of course. And went to Amsterdam to buy some minced lamb meat. Meanwhile I went to another neighbour and plucked some parsley from her front yard, some mint from my yard, and took out 1 cup of rice from the pantry.
Yields 50 dolmas!
Dolma, dolme or dolmades they sure taste good.
May the legacy of a man who wrote this recipe lives on. Eat & savour life.