Sam’s jellyfish jelly

Sam's jellyfish jelly

My daughters have this habit of cooking something — anything — when they’re stressed out. It’s final exams week and moods are volatile. On Saturday evening, Alex de-stressed by cooking a cheese omelet. Well, Sunday morning, actually because it was after midnight already. And, on Sunday evening, Sam made a gelatin dessert that she called jellyfish jelly. Two layers of gelatin, blue underneath and clear on top, with whole lychees visible through the transparent gelatin — like jellyfish swimming in the sea.

Jellyfish?

A few weeks ago, out of nowhere, Sam started talking about getting jellyfish for pets. In an aquarium. I told her that was illegal. No, she said, miniature jellyfish are sold as aquarium pets. I don’t know about that so I didn’t argue.

I must admit that watching the graceful movements of miniature jellyfish through a glass aquarium would be a mesmerizing sight. But, still… jellyfish don’t have a particularly long life span and considering how depressed Sam gets over the death of a pet, I’m not so sure about jellyfish in a aquarium — if that is even legal. But her jellyfish jelly is not only legal — it is delicious. »

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