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.


No More Cheap Food

This article explains how local pizza parlors are dealing with dramatic increases for ingredients to make pizza. It's just not here but every where. Monkeyfister posted this from Financial Times an article on rising food prices that are not going down. NO SHIT CISCO!

In July of '06 some rapid changes were beginning back in the cornfield. In April of '07 sent this to friends to inform them that what we had been hearing was true. When I left the cornfield last Friday corn was $4.86 a bushel and beans were $13.26. Two years ago it was $2 corn and $6 beans. The post above explains the increase in land values and an article I read while back there stated land prices had risen 24% in the county I was at in '07 alone.

We are starting to see the beginning of the end of cheap food in this country. This is part of the pay back for starting wars based on lies outsourcing jobs and industry and financing much by incurring massive debt. The decline of the empire is here now!


  1. this is will start the masses moving hopefully----

  2. I shoulda paid a hell of a lot more attention to my Grandparents who grew up during the Depression.
    They had a garden every year and even went a couple hundred miles round trip to get fresh fruit and veggies they didn't grow to can.
    Things are going to get ugly.

  3. Damn you for teasing me repeatedly with these trout fishing pictures!
    My only solace is remembering that you are ass deep in snow right now.
    Crap, I think I went fishing once all year last year, no twice. I have to get a new license now too.
    Right now everything around is closed, maybe the Sturgeon is still open 3 days a week.
    Shit.The Columbia River is five blocks from my trailer.
    I need to go fishing and take a break.