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.


Markets On The Radio

Didn't know how to title this.

WOI to stop airing ag market reports.

How times have changed in the cornfield but wanted to say something about growing up on a farm and the relationship of the radio to the farmer.

For the longest time in the morning when cornfielders got up and were having breakfast the radio was on so you could listen to the market report and of course the weather. Then you went to work till dinner/lunch.

At dinner/lunch the radio was on so you could listen to the markets and of course the weather. Then you went out and worked till supper time.

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  1. OTC-Post by Meteor Blades: 09-20-09 10:00PM found at Daily Kos-Green Diary Rescue: 09-21-09. Now don't go out and takes photos of those "ponds" from the natural gas testing plots or Dick Cheney may shoot you.

  2. So, Iowa farmers just look up the weather and market info on the Internets nowdays?

    Yay, this kitty figured out how to comment on your blog!

  3. I knew this kitty was sharp!

    I was kinda referring to those days of yesteryear when I was growing up. Sometimes these guys contract so far out daily markets become mute.

  4. While our parents listened to the local stations for weather and news we listened at night to Clyde Clifford from Oklahoma City. Johnny Cash to Jimmy Hendrix to Blind Faith to Jethro Tull to Frank Zappa to the Velvet Underground. All ya needed was a real good FM portable radio. Our parents may have cringed at the sound or maybe they just realized it wasn't Kansas anymore. Goood post, OTC.