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Archive for June 21st, 2009

Day off

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I seem to have taken a day off from blogging.

I just cooked up a big batch of chili—Safeway in the bargain bin had some very good looking beef stew meat and a small package of boneless short ribs, so I cut them all up small and now 5 1/2 qts of chili are simmering on the stove: 2 enormous onions, the leftover barley from making the lemon barley water (which was pretty good), 1/4 c olive oil to sauté the aforementioned, the meat, 1/2 cup red wine to deglaze the pan after browning the meat, a pound of black beans, soaked yesterday and cooked this morning, 42 oz of tomatoes (one big can plus one 14 oz can), 28 oz of Hatch green chiles, chopped, several chipotles in adobo, Mexican oregano, some Aleppo pepper, dash of Worcestershire sauce, dash of liquid smoke (big dashes of both, befitting the size of the batch of chili), ground cumin, two dried ancho chiles, good dash of my own pepper sauce, salt, and pepper.

I finished The Myth of the Rational Market, by Justin Fox. Couldn’t put it down. Fascinating. I sent back to the library several books that were of insufficient interest once I started reading them.

Now I’m reading The Authoritarians (PDF) on my Kindle DX while the chili simmers.

UPDATE: The chili was delicious: excellent solid spiciness without actual pain. Assertive and definitely makes a statement. Today I’ll buy some shredded cheese so I can have it avec fromage.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 June 2009 at 4:40 pm

Posted in Daily life

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