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Another grey summer Saturday in the PacNorwest. Headed south to Eugene Oregon to catch the opening day for the Emerald’s, a short-season Class A team in the Northwest League and one of the farm teams for the Padres. I’ve seen fans this rabid only once before, in the stadium in Oaxaca screaming for the Guerreros.

Had to take a secluded, mosquito-y site at the nicely maintained Richardson Park, located on the end of a large resevoir near a pretty marina. Ralph paddled out in his inflatable pontoon for a spin around a nearby bass puddle.

This week, Ralph celebrated his first day of summer vacation with a barbeque orgy and supplied all the food for our trip including mustard chicken, eggplant- and guava-based side dishes, and his salsa (acclaimed “best” at the high school where he teaches). This man will put raisins in anything, it’s a compulsion. Please to enjoy:

two minute hottie
6 roma tomatoes, quartered
handful of cilantro (to taste)
2T brown sugar
1T white sugar (or to taste)
3T white wine vinegar
“child’s handful” of raisins
1 habanero or 2 jalapenos
1 tsp chopped garlic
juice of 1 lime

Put all ingredients in the Cuisinart or your Slap Chop and until they reach “salsa consistency”. Let stand in fridge for 3 hours+ before serving with chips.

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