Safeway extended the sale on short ribs through tomorrow and on Friday actually knocked them down to $5 /lb. I’ll be curious to see their Tuesday ad. I haven’t bought hamburger for months; everything else is cheaper. HOW TO COOK SHORT RIBS: brown 2-3 lbs ribs on all sides, and place in baking dish with enough red wine and beef broth to cover halfway up. Add garlic and thyme as desired. Bake at 300˚ for two and a half hours. Can’t beat it for ease and deliciousness.
THE EVER-RECEDING RAILROAD- I guess I’m the only human left alive who still mourns the destruction of any hope for passenger rail for the North Coast. Once they get involved with railbanking, it’s all over. Nothing ever comes back. For a billion dollars (too bad we don’t have any rich people around here) we could replace the rail through the Eel River Canyon with environmentally sound construction and have a world-class tourist attraction that would also come in damn handy for those of us who live here. The Harbor group is wasting time touting cruise ships and an east-west train that has no cargo. Wish I were rich.
TRUMP’S LOW NATURE- has been pretty well exposed by now but never on display as blatantly as in his remarks in Montana the other day when he attacked 93-year old George HW Bush- who just lost his wife- by making fun of the call to public service that was part of his inaugural address. Trump IS so ignorant he may not have understood the “Thousand points of light” ( but why bring it up ?) One thing is sure- Donald Trump has never been concerned for one instant with anything other than his own well-being. How such a vacant human being ever got elected will be a conundrum for the ages. Oh, I forgot. He had help.
ROLLING STONE- I couldn’t believe how heavy the mail was the other day. Rolling Stone, which for the past few years has been about the size and weight of a comic book IS NOW HUGE and weighs a couple of pounds. They did have a killer trash job on Johnny Depp, but my God, bigger is not always better. One mag I am discontinuing is Condé Nast Traveler. It used to be more useful but now it only features luxury resorts and lots of fashion layouts.
RALIBERTO’S IS NOW TAKING CREDIT CARDS!!!! Stand still my heart! Cheap, delicious AND you can charge it! Love that place.