Lightly Touch Your Heart with Spring Rolls

We can all use some light in our hearts, Beautiful People – enjoy!

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Way back around fourth century, many battles were fought in China, some of them won and some lost. With that many battles, you’d have to have a whole lot of generals. Is it any wonder, then, that the names of some army commanders got – ummm – lost? That’s what happened to a linguistically talented general who first won whatever battle he had been engaged in (exact information is also lost – are you surprised?) and then decided to express his gratitude to his troops. No, he didn’t award a heap of medals, nor did he give out monetary rewards. He simply ordered residents of the neighboring villages to cook and bake various finger food appetizers – cakes, buns, and such – to be sent to the front line. Gratitude in Chinese is 點點心意diǎn diǎn xīnyì, which was later shortened to 點心 (dim sum) (Wikipedia)…

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  1. What a lovely story about the origin, and i want to try the recipe, but i’ll have to arrange to get the ingredients next time we go out.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Mimi. Be well and stay safe!

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  2. kachaiweb says:

    Great! We’re having springrolls this evening 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, darling; I am always so happy when people try my recipes! I hope you like it!

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  3. Well deserving of your guest status, Dolly

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    1. Thank you very much, Derrick.

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  4. I wish I had a plate of these. 🥠

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    1. I wish I could e-mail them to you, dear Gail!

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      1. Why, we are doing remote learning and remote conferencing, why can’t we do remote food sharing!

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      2. I like the way you think! Let’s do it! 🤣

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  5. Beautiful share and right in season with the history!😊💕

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    1. Thank you so much, darling! Be well and stay safe.

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      1. You are welcome. Have a great week!

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  6. Thank you for this wonderful story, Dolly! Makes spring rolls much more delicious. Michael

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Michael!

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  7. An informative and interesting post, Dolly. I loved the recipe too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Roberta.

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  8. We made abt 500 Thai and Laotian style spring rolls for my daughter’s grad party last year?! Good memories!

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    1. I am sure it was a fantastic party in grand style! Thank you for stopping by, darling.

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      1. We did go big! But that is what a celebration should be…lavish!

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