Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Asian carp have been invading American waterways, and there is pressure to keep them out of the Great Lakes. In those areas already infested with the carp, chefs and economists are attempting to market it towards the public. Apparently people don't want to eat Asian carp because when Americans think of carp, they think of the bottom-feeding common carp. I think it's just because it's an anagram of crap. One suggestion for a new name is "Kentucky tuna." Yeah, nothing like tuna from a landlocked state famous for horses.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I'm in the second round of this competition to host the coast of Delmarva this summer. I want to do it badly, so if you've got a minute, click this, register to vote, activate, and give me 5 stars. Repeat daily until the 24th.
As for registering, I know I'm always leery of doing it for time and security reasons. Thankfully, I am pleased to say this is the quickest, easiest online registration I've ever seen. You just type in your email address, no name, no number, no zip code. They send you one email to activate and that's it. Done. And no more emails after that either. So if that sounds like you can handle it, please do it. And vote for me. I miss the East Coast.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Apparently that's what Mark Twain called the cherimoya. I was at the farmers market yesterday and was curious as to what this avocado/artichoke-looking thing was. I couldn't even read the smudged marker on the sign. "Cherimoya," said the farmer. He took a small ripe one, broke it in half, and gave us the pieces. The inside is a white flesh, with easily discernible black seeds. Thankfully so, as if crushed, the seeds are poisonous. Is it "deliciousness itself?" Maybe not, but definitely good. It tastes like a banana had a threesome with a pear and a pineapple. (That image is sexier than the fruit's actual appearance.) I decided to stick with strawberries and navel oranges, as the cherimoyas were fairly pricey, but I will be back. Mark my words, cherimoya. I will be back.