Gossamer Tapestry

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Food Campaign

Ur-Spo is having a Food Election. The candidates for appetizer are:

1) Shrimp and cocktail sauce
2) Vegetarian Spring Rolls and mustard dip
3) Salsa (Doug of Gossemer Tapestry’s recipe) and Chips

I'm behind in the polls. What to do? Kick my campaign into high gear, of course. People just need to know more about who I am and what my message is.

We start with beautiful, nutritious purple onoins.

Then we add piquant poblano peppers. Did you know that shrimp and cocktail sauce is Jack Abramoff's favorite appetizer?

Luscious red, ripe tomatoes. They used to be called love apples- they're better than V|agr/\.

Tomatillos, about to fulfill their destiny. Last year, Congressman Mark Foley brought vegetarian spring rolls and mustard dip to the annual congressional page potluck.

No other candidate packs the punch that we do. Note the responsible use of a protective barricade. Always practice safe spice!

A squeeze of lime, which unlike our competitors, does NOT oppose same-sex marriage.

And finally, our secret weapon. The other appetizers have never even heard of cilantro.

An appetizer to be proud of. Vote for me!!!

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At 18:28, Blogger rodger said...

I thought you were on vacation!

That is the funniest post I've read all week. I'll go back and change my vote...I was working a theme but I see now that could get me in trouble.

BTW - It's obvious why Foley would like the Spring Rolls.

Hope you're having a good time!

At 19:54, Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Where did you find the time for all of this??? And yes, aren't you on vacation? Okay, I change my vote from shrimp and cocktail sauce to chips and salsa.

At 21:37, Blogger Ur-spo said...

that was indeed a riot and yes the salsa is in the lead!
polls close late this night though.

At 03:04, Blogger Tony said...

Clever post Doug. And thank you soooooo much for posting your salsa! I loooooove salsa and Spo had me going when I saw he mentioned your salsa. I just had to vote for it!

At 07:41, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Jack Abramoff, you've got to be wary of someone who's name begins with "Jack" and ends with "off."

At 09:01, Blogger Ur-spo said...

it is tuesday morning, and while you two are goofing off we two were up late making a ton of food
I made the salsa, but it doesn't seem to look as good as yours.
I hope it tastes half as good.

At 21:22, Anonymous Mark Huffaker said...

BOY.......What a vacation in the SW will do to a person! I don't think you found Cilantro ready to harvest in that desert. So you're NOT that isolated. You drove to the monster Safeway and stocked up.....about 5 minutes away? I kid.
I'm glad this happened, that motivated me to really make this. We HAVE to send you our canned Tomatillo stuff....you might be surprised...I know it ain't "fresh", but it's good.

At 22:39, Blogger Doug said...


You are ENTIRELY WRONG. We stocked up at the local Ralph's. It's at least four blocks from here.

I'll email you my home address- I'd like nothing better than to have a go at your green tomatillo salsa. I love home-canned stuff.


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