We all seem to be on food...Nomad and Beth and my sister and now me. I type this while eating chocolate and sipping coffee. Hope the kids don't read that.
My sister wrote me about a day she had of cooking disasters...Cooking disasters!...I am so glad to hear other people have them too. My all time worst one was on the boat. We had left over pumpkins from Halloween, that I couldn't bring myself to just chuck, but instead was viewing as food. Great! Pumpkin soup..the stuff is gorgeous. Only recipe on board is a very gourmet version. We have a very limited variety of ingredients in the boat so I begin to improvise. OMG. We did have hominy corn on board in a can. Amongst other things, I put that in.
It was under spiced, under-flavoured, as cutting pumpkins are not as flavourful as pie pumpkins...why must they over breed these things so much, and the hominy corn was disgusting with it. Really. Totally disgusting. I am sure that given the right person it would be delicious, but not here. To make matters worse, the husband had invited over a French Canadian couple from another boat, who we had NEVER met before. I had cooked it in a pressure cooker. A wonderful device, but it doesn't let you taste part way through and adjust your seasonings.
Opened the pot, served it up to these lovely people and the family...it was completely gross...we tried to keep them from eating it. We told them over and over they didn't have to eat it...we explained it was an experiment and we found it disgusting, but they wouldn't relinquish their bowls. It was sooooo bad.
We never saw them again. We think that if they did see us, they cranked up the diesel and scuttled in the other direction....I can just hear them..."les pauvre anglais...."
One odd thing about this town, is the sheer number of identical twins. Now I believe, that it is completely random, there is no genetic tendency towards it like with fraternal twins. So why so many. The kids school, which cannot field more than 250 students, has 3 sets I think. There are others around town. Now what is going on here? Is it the water????? Here's another question...all of a sudden, there are pregnant women everywhere...is the entire town fertile only once a year, back around last May? I know some of it has to do with hanging around the school waiting for the kids, but really, the bellies are EVERYWHERE.
The elder child is now enduring the latest in the ongoing saga of the loose and disgusting teeth. She at least does not feel compelled to show me, up close and personal, ever ten minutes. Can't wait for that thing to fall out.
I have been having a little trouble over here getting work, and so since some extra cash would not go amiss, I hate to say it, but I am most likely going to start pimping my blog. Yup, probably going to put some ads up here. There is still a debate ongoing, as I have more than a few ethical problems with this...do I sell my soul (blog) to the devil.....those of you who know me well are going to laugh your faces off if I do it. The money could be handy though....so sleazy.
Here's a question...does it bug you to go to blogs with a lot of advertising? Those google sidebars, and ads here and there. I don't like it. The google sidebars don't bug me too much, but some sites......*shudder*
So would you all divorce me, leave me with a skull ring?
Oh, and here is one disgusting thing about Spain that I COULD LIVE WITHOUT. The men spit. Not discreet little ptews...no, they crank it up out of their shins, with great gooshey sounds, and then let fly these enormous gobs...it sits there on the road....and sidewalks....and you slide in them.....that and the dog shit that no one picks up.....
One guy, and I have to be honest, it is guys 50 and over...he heaves one up from the soles of his shoes...right in my ear as he passes behind me....like the most disgusting old man you ever had the misfortune to sit near on the subway...I spun my head around, and stared at him, horror-struck. He looked not the least abashed, although he kept the loogy in his mouth till he crossed the street and let it rip. *splat*
WHO BROUGHT YOU UP?