"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Well I have enjoyed "bánh giò" in my breakfast (Pronunce: "bánh" is pronunced like "bank" without ending sound "k"; and "giò" is pronunced like "yo" in "yogurt" and voice of "yo" goes down, this pronunciation is only similar to exact pronunciation, not completly correct).
I have enjoyed "bánh giò" in my breakfast. It is a Vietnamese kinds of popular cakes. You can eat it in all meals of a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, even midnight, anytime you like. These cakes are manufactured and bought all year around. This dish is made from rice flour, tapioca starch, boiled chicken soup or boiled pork soup, pork, black mushroom, jelly ear, pepper, salt, fishsauce, seasoning and bananas leaves. Firstly, a blend of rice flour and tapioca starch is cooked with boiled chicken soup (or boiled pork soup) in a pot on a cooker. While boiling it, using a spoon pours the mixture to avoid clots. Secondly, pork, black mushroom, and jelly ear is chopped. Then, they are mixed with pepper, salt, fishsauce and seasoning. The mixture becomes meatballs which is inner cake. After a blend of flour becomes thick like porridge, the mixture of flour is put into banana leaves. These banana leaves are rolled like a cone. Next, a meatball is put on flour and covered by a layer of boiled flour. The next step is wrapping them with several layers of banana leaves and tied by a nylon string or bamboo string. The shape of this cake is look like a pyramid. After wrapping, these cakes are steamed in a food steamer cookware in 20 minutes. When they are done, green banana leaves becomes dark brown like wood and slipper because of melted fat. Tearing the layers of banana leaves, there is a pyramid cake on a dark brown banana leaves. The pie of the cake is a little bit of green. The inner pie of the cake is as white as snow in winter. It tastes delicious. The smell of pork in the cake is delightful. Its flavor attracts your abdomen. You can chew the cake with spicy chili sauce.