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.

6/3/09

Radar Is Out Of A Job

The reason for this is the samo with these guys. In this case dollars signs were rolling in their eyes like a slot machine in a cheap Indian casino.

When grain prices reached very high levels a couple years ago pasture was converted to row crop cause there was so much more money money in it but not now.

That's just the way it works out there in the cornfield and most times it's not for the better.

Deere layoffs to affect 700 in Ottumwa. Ottumwa Deere Works specializes in manufacturing balers, mower conditioners, windrowers and pull-type forage harvesters used by hay and livestock producers.

1 comment:

  1. Let's hope this turns around. More people are demanding "organic foods". With the "slow food" movement, more people are beginning to buy local foods (in season). This will place a great demand on the small farmer. This may sound foolish, but I like to believe that we can bring our food supply back to its natural source... the local, organic farm.

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