Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Chef Tell, tell me how

Chef Tell, a Swiss chef on TV years ago taught Chris and I some wonderful recipes.  He used to say: "Very zimple, very eazy.".  I've come up with number of recipes myself that are very simple and very easy, 

right up to a point.  

Our favorite Tell was his quick potato pancake recipe:

one pound raw potato
one egg
some onion, oil, salt, pepper, 
baking powder and 1 oz. flour.
Grind in the food processor and fry.

Now, I'll give you one:

One and half pound chicken breast stips
pounded with tenderizer.  Black pepper.
one oz. vinegar, butter, soy sauce, and honey
Steam till white; flip and fry open
till the rue is caramelized.

Super eazy!  But if you purchase American chicken, it 
comes in a styrofoam tray, covered with a plastic sheet
and nestled on top of a Tampax like pad of acetate fiber
on another sheet of plastic.  China no longer takes 
anything but the purest of plastic waste for recycling.  
We are all now throwing millions of tons of stuff into 
the landfills that we used to (at least think) were be 
reused.

I have no idea of what to do with this packaging!
All the plastic is non-recyclable, and the acetate fiber
becomes infused with chicken blood and body fluids.

There is no good way to dispose of this poultry 
packaging.  Leave it out in the sun and it nevers dries.  
Raccoons will find it and spread it all over the place.  
It stinks with that disgusting cadaverine death smell.  
I can't compost it; I don't have garbage pick up so I'm 
supposed to keep it somewhere for a month between 
trips to the dump (and who thinks that the landfill is a 
good place for something like this)?  

I mentioned this problem in the past:

https://somelightsomeserious.blogspot.com/2017/05/would-you-like-our-country-save-million.html 

 Our American demand for convenience is a huge part 
of the problem of sustainability for planet Earth.  We all 
have to take responsibility, and we have to vote with our 
wallets in order to force sustainable practices from our 
suppliers.  Waste is a huge problem.  Stupid convenience
is making it far worse.

I can't imagine why I can't buy chicken in a better package.
Not visually attractive enough?  OH! God! I saw some
blood!?

Next time I'll give you the "Mother Bolgiano's Beans" recipe.

I had a couple of guys propose marriage to me based on it, 
and that was way back before acceptance of LGBT as an OK
thing.

Very zimple very eazy.  Just Tell me what to do with the"waste".






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