Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Jones

OK, I have a new habit. I’m Jonesing for some right now. I’m weak and the nastier the better. By the way, have you noticed the word, “Nasty” seems to be getting a lot of use lately. It seems like everything I read these days has the word, “Nasty” in it.

Anyway, maybe I’m deficient in vitamin C and am on the verge of scurvy, but I’m finding I can drink vinegar straight out of the bottle these days. I’m digging balsamic vinegar. I even like the type that makes my eyes cross. Give me a small bowl of vinegar with a dash of oil and a hunk of good bread and I’m happy. It’s my equivalent of donut dunking. I can’t get enough of it. I’ve even considered how it would taste on oat meal.

OK readers, your best shots.


Blogger Beth said...

Okay, I'm (sort of) with you on the vinegar, oil and bread combination but right out of the bottle? If it tastes that good to you, there has to be something wrong with it. I wonder what the hell you're doing to your innards.

4:54 AM  
Blogger Uncle Walt said...

Perhaps one of your distant ancestors was a Roman soldier, who served in what's now the MidEast. They would mix vinegar with their water, to avoid dehydration.

When the Roman soldier offered vinegar to Jesus on the cross, it wasn't an insult (contrary to what we think today). The soldier was basically offering his own drink.

I wouldn't drink straight vinegar ... but I do love it on fries. And I gotta have my Salt and Vinegar Pringles.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Guy, it's obvious that you are suffering from a YEAST INFECTION. Get thee to a pharmacy !

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jaggy said...

Who am I to say you've lost it? I put applesauce on my mac and cheese. Yeah, this pot won't call the kettle black.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous g said...

I used to eat french dressing on everything. So who am I to judge.

I do love vinegar/olive oil on my bread though.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

You and me both, Guy. I think I could drink the the stuff.

Hopefully, one day I can afford to try some of the really aged stuff that they put on desserts.

FYI, balsamic is the SHIT on a baked potato.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Uncle B's mom said that you are cucumber deficient and if you would only load yourself up on cukes and then drink some vinegar you could be the first person on earth to "shit pickles".......

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Far be it from me to knock any one's "thing"
Just as long as you aren't hurting yourself, and try to keep your cravings in perspective (ie. moderation) If I remember corrrectly vinegar is highly acidic.
from loopymama

4:37 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

I fail to see a problem here. Balsamic, especially the 'good stuff' with a little extra virgin olive oil is great for bread dippin'. Especially if it's the traditional Italian 'crusty' type split in half, a butter and garlic spread applied lightly, and placed under the broiler until a crispy golden texture is achieved.

Of course, I'm a red Maine hot dog addict too:)

12:34 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Leave it to Auntie to insult me twice. She's feeling chipper since she re-opened her blog.

Mike and Syd, thanks for your sympathy because I know you two to be foodies to the extreme.

Beth, fear not, my innards are pretty good.

Walt, any idea what the ratio was?

Jaggy, I've marveled in the past over your posts on food.

G, you were probably eating at too many mini marts. They are the ones who will get you hooked on JoJo sauce.

Loopy, you sound like my mother.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Chantel said...

Balsamic is "The Shit" I love it on everything.

10:48 AM  

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