Dreams with mandolins

I was dreaming that someone else (I can’t remember who) and I were preparing a meal al fresco somewhere or other. I recall seeing cases of wine dug into the side of a hill, presumably to keep them cool. The other person was preparing salad, and asked me to find bowls. While I was looking for bowls, I saw a mandolin (the musical instrument) lying on the ground, and then I woke up.

I realised that yesterday, when reading thegrauniad Weekend magazine (I’m a bit late…) I read a recipe that required thinly sliced cucumbers; it said that “if you don’t have a mandoline, slicing very thinly with a knife will have to do”. (A mandoline, for the non-culinary, is a flat utensil with a blade that allows you to thinly slice things such as onions or cucumbers by sliding them down the surface over the blade.)

Amazing how your subconscious mind makes these connections, even if your conscious mind doesn’t.

One Response to “Dreams with mandolins”

  1. spwebdesign says:

    Within mere hours of each other (and only separated by one other post on my flist), two friends post about mandolins. I wonder what the universe is trying to tell me.