Manual Labour Day

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about working for yourself, it’s that holidays mean nothing. I remember looking forward to long weekends so much, and doing absolutely nothing when they got here. Now here it is, almost a full year and I haven’t enjoyed a long weekend yet. It’s just work, work, work. I look forward to the day when I can look forward to a Monday off again.

In the meantime, I took advantage of a night alone to get crazy in the kitchen again. It started when Mar alerted me that my Tomatillos were ready to be pulled, and indeed they were bursting out of their husks. I can’t believe I managed to grow them here in Canada. My cayenne chili peppers were ready to go as well so I plucked one cayenne and three tomatillos. I marinated some steak in lime juice, habanero sauce, chili powder, and coriander for a few hours, then grilled it and sliced it in strips. I served’em with chopped endive, sliced tomatillo, and crumbled blue cheese in warmed flour tortillas. I also made the famous Mexican “green sauce”, which is basically garlic, chili peppers, tomatillo, and onion roasted in olive oil, then blended with cilantro into a sauce. It all turned out really good – and in less than two weeks I’ll be trying this stuff in a classroom for four hours a night.. wow.

So I guess since I’ve been lazy with blogging lately, I’ll finish this extra long addition off with the Friday Five I missed yesterday. Questions courtesy of Julie:

1. What’s your favourite piece of clothing that you currently own?
Well, I can’t indicate one particular piece – but I have four XFL jerseys that I can’t stop wearing. They’re so awesome for wearing around the house because of the material – they always stay cool. Plus, I usually get weird looks from people outside the house when I wear the XFL one. :)

2. What piece of clothing do you most want to acquire?
Hrm.. does this count as clothing? Because I would SO love one of them. But it’s got to say WWF, not WWE.

3. What piece of clothing can you not bring yourself to get rid of?
I have a series of hockey jerseys that no longer fit me from when I was a kid, but I’d never get rid of them. Team Canada, the Sharks, the Lightning, two Blackhawks, and a Sabres.

4. What piece of clothing do you look your best in?
Well, if you ask my wife, anything with a shirt and tie. Basically, anything blue tends to get the most reaction because my eyes are so bright blue.

5. What has been your biggest fashion accident?
Depends on who you ask, I guess. I’m not a fashion king – if I like how it looks, and it fits well, I’ll wear it. Right now I have a bright blue button-up with a white floral pattern across the chest and a black shirt with flames on it that tend to illicit varying reactions. :)

Cheers!

2 thoughts on “Manual Labour Day

  1. Damn, that sounded tasty. I’m seriously going to have to give that a shot.

  2. i forgot to note that you have to deglaze the pan with some white wine for the green sauce before you toss it in the blender. one of these days i should start posting recipes up here somewhere.
    -R.

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