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Monday, May 26, 2008

Basement Salad

While typing earlier this morning, a cup of tea was knocked over -flooding my laptop in a deluge of Honey Ginseng green tea . . . After being taken apart, dried, and reassembled by my roommate (a veritable computer genius) it's, thank G-d, working well -save a few sticky keys:
  • F's appear whenever I press the D R S and E keys, but not when I press the F key.
  • C's once pressed, stream forth in long cascades -cccccccccccccccccccccccccccc- and are extremely difficult to stop.
In short -typing is tough, so I'm going to put up my lunch instead . . .

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Crushed Red pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon
  • Pieces of "Garlic Flat Bread" crackers
Mix ingredients, enjoy!

While you're eating, here are a few facts to think about (care of Wikipedia)

  • Peppercorns were a much prized trade good, often referred to as "black gold" and used as a form of commodity money. The term "peppercorn rent" still exists today.
  • The therapeutic use of vinegar is recorded in the second verse of the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill”: “Went to bed and bound his head/With vinegar and brown paper.” As with some nursery rhymes, there is truth in the story. The vinegar used would likely have been cider vinegar.
  • The American Institute for Cancer Research includes Romaine Lettuce in its list of foods that fight Cancer.
  • The Romans most likely developed the prepared mustards we know today. They mixed unfermented grape juice, known as "must," with ground mustard seeds (called sinapis) to form mustum ardens, or "burning must."
Past foods for thought:

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