4/16/17
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.

5/26/08

Will This Be The Year?

Back in the cornfield things are a bit tense in some areas as it has been too wet to plant and it is late. The part of the field I came from has theirs in the ground late but in plenty of time.

The video below gives a bit more information on this. The point I wish to make is that in the last few years towards the end of the growing season crops were struggling because of lack of rain. Each of these years timely moisture occurred that in the end has produced very high yields. There have been some close calls and what if they don't catch that break this year as in the past or maybe it just won't rain much at all.

Eventually events will come together where the amount of corn produced nationwide will be significantly less. When that happens given the dynamics of his particular crop the resulting havoc will have global impact on many economy's with ours taking the biggest hit. With all the bad shit going on let's all hope for a good year where ever that cornfield may be.

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