Fish head stew pics!

Yup…many many bits of fish head and marrow…look at that!

Ingredients:
– 1 large fish head. I used cod. Catfish works too
– 1 large onion, diced
– 2 large garlic cloves, diced
– 1 can of diced tomatoes
– 1 can of tomato sauce
– 1/3 cup of flour
– Spices: salt, pepper, all spice, cumin, cumin, cayenne

There are two ways to cook this:
Easy: in the slow cooker. Just dump everything but the flour in and cook on low for 5-7 hours.

Little more complicated: In a large pot, on medium high heat, saute onions for two minutes, then add garlic. After another couple of minutes, add the tomatoes (both kinds) and once all is boiling, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add spices, the fish head and cook for another hour. Finally sprinkle the flour and stir quickly..

Serve with nice crusty bread like this…

This is Pugliese bread that I got fresh from costco. It is yeasty and slightly salty and heats up very nicely in the toaster oven….mmmm

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Fish head stew

It is not for the faint of heart. Like my husband who decided to add insane amounts of cayenne and cumin and squeeze lemons. Needless to say his bowl met an unhappy end.

I, on the other hand, was just fine with a bowl of the tomato, fish marrow-filled goodness along with a couple of pugliese bread slices. YUM-E

Will post pics and the recipe tomorrow.

So long Blogger

Yup. So long Blogger, hello WordPress.

I am no advanced blogger. In fact, I am having a hard time keeping this alive. And I partially blame Blogger for that. Despite how very useful a lot of other Google products are, blogger seems like the black sheep. Really Google? No iPhone app? It seems almost archaic to ask me to blog via email/SMS when I am carrying with me a portal to the biggest AppStore in the mobile market.

So here I am. The move was generally simple, the built-in theme gallery seems adequate. Although I am not sure how long I will be ok with NOT having the full use of other online themes just because I am not a paid user. This might be the one thing I’ll miss in blogger.

But the iPhone App? Oh it is great!! I am using it right now! And it is completely worth me actually moving my blog to WordPress.

Take a hint Google 😉

Go nerds

This is a public service announcement. If you were one of those people who were still dancing to 80’s pop into 1992, or still have an Atari in a box with pacman, space invaders and missile command. Or if the words Zelda, mafia wars, or assasin creed do not remind you of bedtime stories or gangs, you have to watch Chuck.

First season is all on thewb.com and season 2, which SO much better, is on hulu.com

you can thank me later 🙂

Decision

Today I made a decision. I need to take more photos and I need to post here more. It has become very easy to just sail from one day to the next and I am feeling like time is just skipping away. So here goes, i will make use ofthua new toy of mine and actually savor somehing everyday .

24 hour fitness

One week later, I am loving the gym. It is, admittedly, more fun than the running gig. Although I was very successful this time at staying the course with running, except for East Coast weather trying to break my leg, having all those machines certainly keeps me from getting bored….and I gotta say, seeing all those fit people around embarrasses me enough to keep at it.

And for the fortune we paid up front and what we’ll pay very month, it better be fun!

Civility

“Men are respectable only as they respect”

Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

Food for thought. May God save us the stupidity and false ego of the mentally and emotionally challenged