Hello everyone, happy Friday.
I have been away from blogging for a while. I have been one of the unemployed masses for some time now. Here is the rub; before losing my job, I was encouraged to go back to school for an additional 4 years. I was happy to embark on the journey, believing it would give me more leverage in the job market.
To date, I am nursing a large student loan, with no way in sight to pay it back. What I keep running into are, new recruitment games which look for specific buzz words on a resume, to judge you by. When I was in recruitment, we looked for folks who were highly educated, experienced in their field, had a clean, checkable, background/ criminal record, not so anymore.
It is extremely frustrating, which I’m sure is a gross understatement, in the present economy.
This is just a little bit of encouragement, from me to you, to say, never despair. I am finding ways to cope as best I can, given the present lay of the land. I am employing every creative idea I never even knew I had in me.
So hang in there, and never say never, one never knows what is just beyond the horizon.
Best wishes to us all!
This in one of my favorite comfort food recipes:
Saute 1/2 a chopped red onion sliced and 3 cloves garlic chopped in 3 table spoons olive oil.
Add 1 can Fire Roasted tomatoes to onion garlic mixture and continue sauteing.
You will have this consistency when vegetables are cooked. Add salted cod that has been boiled for 15 minutes, drained rinsed in cold water and flaked. Should have the consistency below.
Bacalao (Salted Cod) look like this when cooked and flaked.
Add 1 can Broad beans to mixture.
Season to taste keepgin mind that the Bacalao (salted cod) has a certain degree of salt so you may only need freshly ground pepper. Add half cup cold water, simmer on low heat for 15 minutes, until the flavors marry. I serve mine with ripe plantains or pita.
So I have been away for a while, trying to get back to my blog now. We were out and about in Orlando 2 Fridays ago and ran into this Food Truck Bazaar, and had a gastronomical blast.
Don’t what I ate at them all, oh well!
As a child we would drink room temperature Lemon flavor Barley Water to cool down when it was hot. Robinson’s Barley water is a product of Great Britain, and is available in all markets that carry British Products, some Walmart stores also carry it. I made a lemon cooler in an adult version of my childhood drink. I used:
1 part Lemon Barley water, 1 1/2 parts water, 1cup Caravella Limoncello Original (a Lemon Liqueur from Italy, mix and pour in chilled glasses with cracked ice, you may add a cucumber spear for garnish, enjoy!
Watermelon garnished with Mediterranean Sea Salt and Freshly cracked Black Pepper, add some frozen Green Grapes for a cool Summer treat.
I keep these pics on hand for the Dog Days of Summer, try them and enjoy.