Monday, February 2, 2009

More Karma

If we were good Americans we'd buy prepackaged ginger tea and pesto in tubs at the grocery store. But we're not, we make our pesto from our own basil and ginger tea from whole ginger roots we grate ourselves. (Coincidentally both of these we freeze in ice cube trays and store in ziplock bags in the freezer.) This doesn't do much to stimulate the economy. In fact we may single handedly be bringing down the American economy (except of course for the ziplock bag industry).

And karma is a bitch. Want to guess what happened or do you need a hint? Fine I'll just tell you: pesto tea. It was bad but perhaps not as disastrous as the alternative: ginger and Parmesan on pasta.

Exhibit A: Tray full of frozen pesto.

Doesn't look much like ginger does it? We're currently accepting donations for the Mom needs new glasses fund.


  1. Item: After several months in the freezer pesto cubes are covered in frost.
    Item: Said pesto cubes are not labeled.
    Item: Someone shifted the ginger cubes to the back of the freezer.
    The defense rests its case but wouldn't object to new reading glasses.

  2. You've made your case Mom but you posted that message under my account. And the pesto didn't need to be labeled because it was the only green frozen cube like thing in there at the time!

  3. Mmmm, the problem of vaguely different frozen cubes! I no longer freeze pesto as ice cubes, partly because it makes the ice cube thingy taste like pesteo forever. I also now only put the olive oil and basil together in the processor (add other stuff later, or use as is for seasoning so many things!) and then put spoonfuls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, throw in the freezer til solid, then do the zip-loc bag. So much easier and more versatile!
    I love your writing!
    Granny in New Mexico