This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Your donuts are gonna cost you plenty

"Bakeries in the United States are fretting over higher shortening costs. 60 internationally traded foodstuffs, climbed 37 percent last year. That was on top of a 14 percent increase in 2006, and the trend has accelerated this winter."

The above from this article written by KEITH BRADSHER speaks of cooking oils primarily palm oil something dear to my heart. Super article and rather serious in nature as this affects all of us. Back in the cornfield the beans across the road harvested this fall as of Friday were at $11.42 a bushel. Two years ago that figure was around $6.

This is what proper palm nut soup looks like.click on picture I would kiss that inept idiot of a monkey we have for a preznet ass for some of this. I shit you not. I think about palm nut soup quite a bit actually. If I ever get back to Ghana one of the very first priorities will be to indulge in this simple pleasure along with a couple of Clubs.


  1. Man, I tell ya, when shit like Crisco and other very basic items double in price, there is a world a hurt comin.
    I know the wheat farmers in Eastern Washington were shittin' rings around themselves not too long ago because the price was so far down. Not anymore, they can't get it on the barges fast enough and down the Columbia to put on ships.

  2. Good for them. Wheat prices seem to be depressed more so than not. Are not most "drylanders"?
    I swear all this shit is going to come together and when it does this county's lifestyle will change dramatically.Won't be pretty.
    As like Global Warming what is important is not that it's not happening but scientists keep missing the rate of acceleration because because it's happening so quickly.
    Same with this war, massive debt, unaccountability,an economy fueled by consumerism, fucked up weather patterns to me signal the piper will want to get paid sooner than later.