T.S. Eliot, I’m really really sorry.

April is the cruellest month, eating
Soup in front of TV, mixing
Boredom and pasta, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Our guts in forgetful blub, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.

I’ve had it with winter food. HAD IT. One more bowl of soup and I will run screaming into the night, never to return. The Greenmarket lists the following as being available right now: Beans. Onions. Potatoes. Apples. Maybe mesclun and parsnips. Couple this with rain, Tax Day, and more rain… T.S. Eliot had it pretty good by comparison if all he had to bitch about was some lilacs.

There are two wee sparks of light in my pre-spring gloom.

The first: Cholula Chili Garlic hot sauce. I cannot get enough of this. I have put this in or on everything I’ve made in the past week, save coffee. It’s hot (but OMFGAAAUAUUGH hot) and with a nice garlic note to it.

Second: Mitchell & Webb and Armstrong & Miller. It’s like adding peanut butter to chocolate; both are good on their own, but together? Brilliant.

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3 thoughts on “T.S. Eliot, I’m really really sorry.

  1. Original Cholula is the best substance that man has ever created. And the Chili Garlic version is even better than the original. Slightly less hot (which can be both good and bad), even more flavorful. It goes with EVERYTHING that isn’t chocolate or fruit, and unlike Tabasco or other nonsense, doesn’t make everything simply taste like Tabasco or other nonsense.

    Haven’t yet tried their Chipotle or Chili Lime. I’m not hopeful – usually lime-flavored things taste like floor cleaner mixed with candy. Probably do better with the Chili Garlic and an actual lime. As for the Chipotle – I’m kinda over the so-five-minutes-ago-ness of everybody coming out with a chipotle-something, especially when most of them don’t even taste like chipotle peppers. But try them I will.

  2. I waver between Cholula and Tapatio as my two favorite general use hot sauces. I have high hopes for the Chili Lime version, especially as I almost never have limes on hand.

    It feels like sacrilege to admit this, but I think I might actually like this Cholula Chili Garlic even more than my old favorite, Huy Fong’s Chili Garlic sauce.

    Well, maybe not.

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