Another day, another hot sauce. This one is a cascabel pepper and yellow bell pepper base with shallots, garlic, salt, apple cider vinegar, pear juice, honey, dehydrated organic Japanese pepper, and dijon mustard. Surprisingly, a touch hotter than the cayenne pepper-based sauce I made yesterday. But it will no doubt pale in comparison to tomorrow’s habanero-based hot sauce.
P.S. My new-found appreciation for things spicy comes from reading this book by Finnish author Johanna Sinisalo:
” Set in an alternative historical present, in a “eusistocracy”—an extreme welfare state—that holds public health and social stability above all else, it follows a young woman whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are all controlled by the state.”
My favorite read in recent memory.
Today, we brought Suji in for her first training session. I know, I know. She’s 11. But she has a few bad habits – like barking at other dogs, people, balloons, cars, carrier bags, the occasional light reflection, and poopy bags being blown about by the wind. In all fairness, she WAS raised in a barn.
Two days into my horror-fest and I’m four movies deep. Last night it was Hush, about a deaf woman being stalked by a deranged killer (well-directed but there were a suspect character motivations that gave me pause). This afternoon, it was Under the Shadow, an Iranian movie about a mother and daughter living in an abandoned apartment complex that may be haunted by a djinn (interesting but a little slow). And then, tonight, it was The Witch, about a 17th century New England family targeted by supernatural forces (eerie and unsettling; the best of the bunch so far).
Thanks to everyone who has sent us well-wishes for Bubba. He remains in good spirits. Today, he actually walked the three blocks to the pet shop!
Then he ran out of steam, so we ubered it back.