On the menu this weekend: lox, and lots of it. I will be trying 2 methods of curing some of this salmon that's taking up all of the room in my freezer. A got a recipe for gravlax from Rhonda's friend, which calls for curing the meat with salt and sugar. Plus, the Weber site shows you how to turn your charcoal grill into a smoker. You're all invited, but only if you bring the bagels and cream cheese. And capers. What's more patriotic than alder-smoked Pacific King Salmon? Not a thing. Certainly not hot dogs, baseball, apple pie or Chevrolet, so just shut it.
And they only thing even half as patriotic as the aforementioned smoked fish? Shopping. Well, consumerism in general. And thanks to little miss DRB up in Portland, I'll have to consume these shoes. In red latigo leather. Mmmmmm, economic stimulation.