The milk, greens, and apple are all
left over from the Green Party of California plenary in San Francisco.
When Susan gave
away the leftovers at the end of the meeting, that was all that was
I got to the table. I was glad to take it all home. Now I'm eating it.
The parsley was given to me by San Jose
Food Not Bombs after some event in the Peace Center on 7th St. I think
it was their showing of the Dixie Chicks movie, "Shut Up and Sing".
This is about the last of that.
I got the blood orange, garlic, onion,
and cucumber at the farmers market I walk to most Sundays around noon.
Usually the salad I make when I get home from that trip is the best one
of the week. This week I was in the Green Party meeting at that time,
so this was the substitute. They only sell fresh peanuts so I boiled
these. I ended up adding another handfull of those after I took these
I got the imitation bacon bits at the
Milk Pail Dairy, just south east of California & San Antonio, not
far from the Mountain View border with Palo Alto. I think the Milk Pail
is one of the few places around here that still feels like an old
fashioned hippie food market. It hangs on, across the street from
a Safeway, down the block from a Mexican grocery, on the other side of
the block from Trader Joes and Wall Mart. I get a bag of stuff every
time I'm riding past when they are open. Sometimes Judy from my
Grandmother's Church is working there, and I get the news from that
world. These crunchy nugets of soy protein are so cheap there I
can enjoy eating lots of them on my salad.
The carrots and most of the dressing came from Safeway. They came in a
plastic bag with the word "organic" on it in big letters. Carrots seem
to be the only vegetable I like to buy peeled, so that's about the only
one I get there. Peeling carrots is just a hassle to me. There are a
few other ingredients in the final product from there. For example the
pepper I spinkled on while eating it and the soap I used to clean up
when all was said and done. Safeway is harder to get out of my life
I got the vinegar at the Chinese food ingrediants place on Castro St.
Mostly they sell cigarettes and alcahol to the downtown residents, but
they also carry some interesting other things. My rule is "I'll buy
anything from them once if it's under $2". The vinegar is called "Black
Vinegar" and cost $1.99. It took me years to use up the first bottle I
bought, but now I go through a couple of bottles a year. Delicious on a
salad. Slowly I'm finding out they have other good food products to...