As I may have mentioned in an earlier post, I got a new camera. It’s my new favorite way to procrastinate. First, since I do other things besides eat, cook, shop for food, and write about all of those things, some shots of the awesome Batala drumming group in DC that I took yesterday morning (fine, it was en route to the farmer’s market):
And just in case you need further incentive to check them out:
But I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t constantly preoccupied by food, like when I made tri-color Native American popcorn to snack on while reading about the disaster that was the IMF and World Bank in the 1980s (note on the corn: tastes the same, smaller pops, tri color kind of noticeable but not really– was it wrong of me to hope for purple popcorn??!).
Or when I made pickled chilies (technically these are cayennes) when I should have been running regression analyses:
I’m letting the peppers pickle fully before I taste test– and also because I need to pull together the ingredients for a dish that they can go in. These lil guys are super picante and I have no desire to burn off my tastebuds. For once, my impatience is coming in second place. If they’re good I’ll pass along the recipe.
Until then, the time I allotted myself for faffing around is over. Back to work I go!