Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Good Fresh Salsa

In a blender, process 3 parts tomatillos, 2 parts yellow tomatos, and 1 part vidalia type onions. Add salt to taste.

You can also substitute other tomatoids, substitute any raw-eatin onion (for example red onions or scallions), add hot peppers. The only tricky part is getting the amount of salt right. If you run the blender a lot, the salsa will froth up like a green milkshake. I kind of like that look, but if you don't then be careful!

This is good on chips, but it really comes into its own as an enchilada sauce.

I don't like figs. I love dates, but figs, no.

Bonus points for any reader who can tell me what band Fugazi hired to perform their album End Hits. Because it isn't Fugazi, that's for sure.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Let Us Pray

O Lord,
Whose creation is without flaw.
Why hast Thou, in Thy wisdom,
Burdened us with such diverse profusion
As serveth to obscure Thy simple purpose?

User Feedback

Some readers may recall from earlier posts that we have bear problems in our backyard garbage structure. I'm cross-posting a free translation of some comments that we found crudely scraped into the plastic and stamped in the earth. Bottom line: that site isn't any more popular than this one.

Dear Humans,

Please cancel our free subscription to your Food Service Site, effective immediately.

To put it mildly, the service no longer meets our needs. Let me just mention a few particulars: (a) Fresh food items have not been posted to the site regularly. (b) Even when acceptable food items are obtainable, it's the same old stuff we can get at a half dozen other free sites. It's almost as if the various public site operators share a common source of new food items and at best package them a little differently before posting. (c) Access to your new "upgraded" server has been increasingly difficult in recent weeks. (d) I have grave health and safety concerns regarding your placement of useless and even inimical third-party ware (used kitty litter, fiberglass insulation, chicken wire) on your site.

If you have any concern for the well-being of your customers and the future of your business model, I suggest that you improve conditions on your server immediately.

Sincerely, Etc.

I responded as follows: "Your input is valuable to us. When you have completed the automated feedback form, don't forget to click 'submit'." (Translated into Bear Language, this consisted of urinating on some nearby trees and double-checking the new solid steel rod that holds the structure shut.)

Friday, November 10, 2006

...And So Much for That