At the back of the hill

Warning: If you stay here long enough you will gain weight! Grazing here strongly suggests that you are either omnivorous, or a glutton. And you might like cheese-doodles.
BTW: I'm presently searching for another person who likes cheese-doodles.
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Monday, November 14, 2016


It is shameful to admit, but ripping apart something someone else has lovingly constructed is actually great fun. They put their heart and soul into it, it is beautiful, and here I am just destroying it utterly while uttering yelps of savage joy. And dumping stuff on it. And leaving nothing but ruin.
Reducing every bit to fragments.

It was a carnitas burrito.

With extra cheese.

No beans.

Yes, my apartment mate spent too long in the kitchen last night, so I went around the corner for a bite to eat. The dumped stuff mentioned above was two different salsas, but I reversed the proportion of hot and mild because today is a work day and I am not particularly a risk taker.

Carnitas, properly done, are sort of half way between siu yiuk (燒肉) and charsiu (叉燒). It is made by simmering chunks of spiced Boston Butt in lard till completely tender, then crusting the pork a bit by increasing the heat. Once cooled, it is ripped or pulled apart, and done up with fixins; chopped onion, tomato salsa, chilies, and cilantro.
Used for taco stuffing.

Or, with sublime grace and tenderness, layered among rice and shredded cheese, salsa drooled over, and all of that rolled up in a burrito.

So good, so good.

A feast!

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  • At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Do you think that health insurance should cover the cost of tobacco?

  • At 8:21 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    If you are talking about the medical cost of the effects of long term use, it is a moot point. Health insurance companies already discriminate against risk factors, habits, and pre-existing conditions. Plus age.
    In fact, the insurance companies believe that the cheapest solution to anything, especially old age, is quick death.

  • At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually, I meant the cost of the tobacco itself.

  • At 12:19 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    That would be nice. Ridiculous and improbable, but nice.

  • At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Perhaps improbable, but why ridiculous? Especially if you can get a prescription from your doctor.

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    There is no consensus that it is a therapeutic substance, nor support for that idea.


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