I’ve been taking a bit of a break, but here’s a little something I cooked this evening that I wanted to share. I cobbled this together from Steve Raichlen’s book How To Grill, and then added my own twist. Enjoy!
Grilled Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Thighs
4-6 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3 tbs kosher salt
1/4 c honey
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
4 c water
3 cloves of garlic sliced thin
1 lime sliced thin
20 whole peppercorns
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper w/seeds, sliced thin
Place the salt, honey, peppercorns and chili powder in a 1 gallon zip top plastic bag. Add the water until the salt is dissolved. Add the other ingredients and toss in the fridge for two to three hours. Cook quickly on a charcoal grill over a high fire.
On July 7, Texas executed another convicted murderer, the seventh execution in the state this year.
One of the common arguments used by opponents of the death penalty is that the punishment is applied unfairly, especially when considering to the race of those sentenced. Texans who support capital punishment disagree.
Well, if the death penalty is applied fairly, and yet Texas has the second highest rate of executions per capita in the U.S., I guess that means that the average Texan is statistically about 20 times worse a person than, say, the average resident of my state of Illinois.
You’ve probably seen this Mitsubishi Outlander commercial a few hundred times:
According to Mitsubishi, since their car can navigate this terrain, it can handle anything you throw at it. Though, if you notice at around the 16 second mark, the shiny Japanese sport-utility-cross-wagons aren’t the only traffic on the road. I wonder what the new sales pitch is going to be?
“The new Outlander. At least as good as a beaten-up, decades-old bus full of children.”
I caught an episode of the new Discovery Channel series Life on a Wire tonight. The show follows Nik Wallenda as he performs various wire walking acts. Think Criss Angel crossed with American Chopper.
As is the case with many of these circus acts, Nik works without a net. The same was true of his great grandfather, for whom it didn’t end well (discretion advised).
Perhaps someone can explain to me the point of forgoing a net. Isn’t the draw of the performance meant to be the skill involved in crossing a tiny wire far above the ground? I understand the thrill of perceived danger but, provided the daredevil doesn’t fall, the presence of a net makes no difference. If he does fall, am I alone in not really wanting to see someone die at the circus?