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.


What's An Ear Of Corn Have To Do With Anything?

Not much with this marmot but he can’t do much besides stand there anyway. I had brought back several ears a few years ago because I thought the local tree rats might enjoy some primo stuff. These are still around so that’s how much I knew about that. In any case just for the hell of it the other day I asked our crew members how many had seen or held an ear of field corn. It was like 3 out of 12. I was very surprised at that. Mankind has sustained itself on maize forever it seems and we all know the story of corn the good and the bad. It’s everywhere. Take this for example.

There are millions of hogs back in the cornfield (cornfield means Iowa-that’s just the way it is) and these are hog confinement buildings where hogs are raised where they eat mostly corn by the way. In these two buildings there are probably 5,000 hogs. Pigs everywhere and what kills me is that you never see one. They won’t let you see one because of disease possibilities. You can find a hog now and then but hogs aren’t raised outside anymore at least in numbers.

We have changed to an urban society and in the future that may turn out to be an extreme negative. We have money for three wars but what we need too is a program for raising organic food or make incentives to do so. Get people back in the country so they can learn what the hell an ear of corn is.


  1. Yeah my dream, land. self sufficient.
    Maybe some day.

    I think I'm losing my mind, didn't I already comment on..this

  2. Don't worry-you're ok Tim. Yes you did already.

  3. The flowers in your header are superb!! I also like the picture with the ear of corn.
    You're right. We should go back to basics and raise organic food.

  4. I was buying eggs the other day and noticed that the jumbo eggs carried a warning that some eggs may have two yolks but you shouldn't be afraid of this.

    I think that some of us may be too far gone.

  5. I want to take a picture of all the pretty flowers I see Duta. I got some more good ones this morning I think.

  6. That's funny Mont. For some reason there were more double yolkers in West Africa than here and what was strange about that is that they came from the small eggs.