Posted tagged ‘salt’

really old story

April 1, 2014

This is one of those stories so old I am not sure if I remember it right, if at all.  There must have been a few weird people in Norway a hundred years ago.  This is hard to admit because I grew up believing Norwegians were the most reasonable of all the world’s ethnicities.  Anyway, my grandfather who left there at age eighteen said he and his parents went to visit neighbors.  He was just a kid.  He found the coffee at that household undrinkable.  Why?  Because it tasted of salt.  But I guess a tiny pinch of salt takes the bitterness out of coffee that’s too strong.  I know this is true because I googled it.  Anyway, I’m testing it out right now.url-2

Colombian Treat

May 14, 2011

A Colombian friend made these for me today. They are simple. Slice plantains, salt lightly, and fry gently in olive oil. They are a good snack, and taste a little like potato chips and a little like eggplant.