Saturday, July 5, 2008

A little amusement, courtesy of Fred

Some of you think that Fred Schwartz is a German shepherd from the DioSJ (yes, the real one). Well, either Fred or his dog sent me this little note and link to youTube:

"...was this some form of premonition for the upcoming council? Is it possible that Warren [Zevon]is from TEC, and he saw this in a dream?"

For the full effect, play the tune as you read the lyrics.

Werewolves of London
Warren Zevon

I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's
Going to get himself a big dish of beef chow mein
Werewolves of London

If you hear him howling around your kitchen door
Better not let him in
Little old lady got mutilated late last night
Werewolves of London again
Werewolves of London

He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amuck in Kent
Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
Better stay away from him
He'll rip your lungs out, Jim
I'd like to meet his tailor
Werewolves of London

Well, I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen
Doing the
I saw Lon Chaney, Jr. walking with the Queen
Doing the
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
His hair was perfect
Werewolves of London
Draw blood


Start your morning with a smile. A little food, a little music, and a little heat.

Start the music...

...and check out this interesting recipe from the good folks at America's Test Kitchen (nope, haven't tried it).

Pineapple and Cucumber Salsa with Mint

1/2 large pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 2 cups)
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 1 cup)
1 small shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
1 medium Serrano chile, seeds and ribs removed, then minced (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 - 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
Table salt

In medium bowl, toss together pineapple, cucumber, shallot, chile, mint, ginger, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; let stand at room temperature to blend flavors, 15 to 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning with additional lime juice and salt, and add sugar as needed if pineapple is tart; serve. Makes about 3 cups salsa. Reportedly good with grilled fish, chicken and lamb.
Friendly reminder: wear disposable gloves when you work with that Serrano chile, toss those gloves and wash your hands well before you touch anything (face, clothing, utensils, people, pets, Focas...)

It certainly looks more interesting than cucumber tea sandwiches. The recipe, not the video. Okay, the video as well.