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I have hesitated, for months, putting up this post. Why would someone talk about such an indelicate subject- a bodily function, on a food blog? But, today, I share with you the tale of the chili cheese nachos car trip from hell. Why? Because it’s pretty funny, of course.
So, I post this story with a word of warning, though it is not explicit, it does mention vomiting. Lots of vomiting.
“The chicken is just a little dry” said my aunt. It was not. It never was. “Perhaps I used a bit too much curry”. She did not. The curry was a new and exciting addition to her very French roast chicken.
Each time we ate a perfect lunch. Each time, she picked it apart. Each time, we assured her it was, indeed, perfect. Inevitably, the conversation of too much curry or bland green beans or overdone rice would be resurrected on our evening walk through the country roads.
The day of the roast chicken with curry was no different. Perfect meal, lovely walk, kiss goodbye. We piled into the family station wagon. My mom and dad sat in front. My brother and I sat in the back with my grandmother in between us. There was traffic. Lots and lots of traffic and by the time we hit the freeway, my little brother was HUNGRY. The bay was stinky with that low-tide open-sewer smell. We could see waves of heat coming off the road and the cars along side us. … get the recipe
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We eat a ton of salad, but even so, there are times when I overbuy lettuce, don’t take the time to store it properly, and end up with sad looking salad greens. Fortunately, it’s simple to save limp lettuces, sad salad, glum greens… okay I’ll stop.
To save your wilted greens, all you have to do is
1. Rinse them off (removing any slimy leaves)
2. Fill a bowl or the sink with cold water and submerge all the leaves. For slightly wilted greens like the mustard greens in the photos, 30 minutes will suffice. For really greens in a really sad state, I’ve never had to go longer than two hours.
3. Remove the greens from the water and prep for salad or storage.
Et Voila, fresh crispy greens.
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