Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Mexico Kilos

Not quite a kilo but close. I just starting thawing my second one of these today.

It was February. Not a great time to be seeking chile. But it's available in frozen form--Roasted, chopped and peeled. Some of the better stuff I have had for not actually getting it fresh roasted and packaging it yourself. Bueno has been my past choice when resorting to prepackaged frozen. This place also makes outstanding tortillas.

In fact, I might start loading the freezer up with this instead of doing the annual trek in August. I still think it's legal to bring New Mexico green into Colorado, but since the restaurants seem to not do it, or know how to make decent food with it, I sometimes wonder.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Is Spring Here?

DST started today. Longer days. But will the weather be dry and warm? Let's hope.

This past week I rode 106 miles. It was a good week.---for winter. A very good week. I'm happy. But last I looked at the scale, I was at 185 lbs. Maybe I would be weighing in at 250 if I just sat in front of the TV or internet chomping on delicious food and beer. So in that perspective, life is indeed good.

The past two days had some great weather for riding. I want more of it. I want spring right now.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hot Sauce

Yummm... spicy foods. No surprise when you realize that I grew up in Albuquerque, NM. I feel I am an expert on the chemical Capsaicinoids (Chile chemistry)

But I'm not an expert as a chemist, more like as a lab rat. I grew up eating chile. Some people call it chilli but in NM, they call it chile, or chile peppers. NM big jims are the best and define the NM chile experience.

Anyhow, as a consequence I like hot sauce and one of the common sauces I see here in Colorado is Cholula. I guess it's the most popular Mexican sauces.

When you have some sauce like Cholula, you will never use Tabasco again. Tobasco is like vinegar with some tongue burning potion. Never understood the attraction to it.

I use Cholula like ketchup...on my fries, on my eggs, on my goods everywhere. It's good stuff. Please Cholula, send me money for pumping your product to my five blog readers.

Yes I wrote all this BS so I could justify my photo....:P

Monday, March 03, 2008

A Taste of Spring

Cold weather in Boulder and suddenly 72 degrees on March 1.

Great day for getting a ride around boulder in.

Looking at Eldorado Canyon from the Dowdy Draw trail.