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Sweat, sweat it good. mmmmm

How to get really sweaty.

  • Take a very large pot.
  • Pour in quite a bit of olive oil. Maybe 1/4 cup
  • Chop up some onions (perhaps 4) and dump them into the pot
  • Meanwhile, put on another very large pot of water to boil
  • Smoosh up 5 or 6 cloves of garlic into the oil pot
  • Take 12-16 fresh garden tomatoes, and cut shallow X s in the bottom skin
  • Grate two large carrots into the oil pot
  • Slice up about a pound of mushrooms and add to oil pot
  • When water is boiling, put about half of the tomatoes with Xs in for 30 secs. Remove and put them into cold water. Repeat with other half of tomatoes
  • Have something cold to drink. it's already starting to warm up.
  • Chop up about 2/3 of ea yellow, orange, red and green pepper. Add to oil pot
  • Squeeze each scalded tomato over a large container to get out juice and seeds.
  • Remove the skins of the tomatoes by peeling back from the points of the Xs.
  • Strain the tomato juice and seeds into the oil pot.
  • Throw about 2-3 Tbs dry oregano and/or mixed italian spices into the oil pot
  • Chop up tomatoes, cutting out the cores, and throw them as well into the oil pot.
  • Keep it simmering!!
  • Eat any chocolate in the environs... it will be getting pretty warm, and it is best to eat it before it "blooms" or melts
  • Chop up a large handful of fresh parsley and a large handful of fresh basil and throw into the oil pot.
  • Wipe your forehead.
  • Put more water into the water pot and put to boil.
  • When water is boiling, add spaghettini and cook al dente.
  • Drain spaghetti, put into a dinner bowl.
  • Spoon hot tomato sauce from oil pot on top
  • Grate onto it a whole whoppin lot of mozzarella cheese.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Eat
  • Revel in your sweat.
  • Put all tomato skins, basil stems, onion skins, etc etc into the compost. Let the worms work up a sweat too.

That's all!! mmmm!
Note, yellow tomatoes are NOT less acidic, they have MORE sugar! mmmm.

And why oh why don't men buy more toilet paper when they put the last roll on the holder? Why? Oh, Why??


ps, do you think that it is with a sense of conscious irony that the CBC, which has locked out all its onair personnel, is covering their dead time with a show on song covers? Songs that we know and love played by stand-ins, on the radio station we know and love, run by stand-ins? hmmmm. I miss my regular programming.

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