This is my Haan. I call it Hun for short. As in Honey, I love you.
It’s a steam cleaner. I use it to clean my floors.
Or I should say. I USED it to clean my floors.
I can’t find the little knobby thing that goes on top. The thing that keeps the steam in.
So now when I turn it on, all the water just bubbles out like a volcano of hot, hot, water.
I put the knobby thing somewhere safe.
Behind the fruit bowl.
That currently has no fruit.
And coincentally, no knobby thing.
I think I put it somewhere super-duper safe, that time I cleaned up and forgot what it was. Well, I remeber thinking, “Don’t throw this knobby thing away. I looks like it belongs to something important. Probably something for Mr. Woo.” So I put it away. Somewhere safe. Ish. I think.
But then I remember thinking, “Why does everyone leave their crap all over the house for me to pick up?” And then I may or may not have gotten mad because I forgot that this was in fact the knobby thing that I left all over the house for me to pick up. And then I may, or may not have shoved it somewhere ‘safe’ to teach somebody a lesson. And now I don’t know where it is.
I’ve looked here. In my slightly junky junk drawer.
And here. In my junkier, junk drawer.
Who could find anything in there? Certainly not me. So then I had spend an hour of my life cleaning out the junkiest junk drawer, to make it less junky. Only to find out, it wasn’t in there.
Let’s move on, I’m getting more depressed by the minute.
Mr. Woo doesn’t know where it is. He doesn’t even know what I’m talking about.
And I really need to find that thing.
Because I’ll be forced to use the regular mop, and quite frankly I can’t really remember how.
I think it involves water. And maybe a bucket.
But, I can’t be sure.
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I almost forgot.
It’s strawberry season.
No, really. I haven’t forgot. I could never forget that. Strawberries are EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING this time of year. And the best part is, they’re in season, they’re inexpensive and. . .
they are sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet.
But I did forget to post this recipe brought to by the California Strawberry Commission. It comes from their new book, Strawberry Recipes for Everyday. This handy guide includes over 45 recipes, complete with full color photos, fun facts, and tips on how to select and store these crimson jewels.
I was supposed to post it earlier this week. So you could make the most of strawberry season with strawberry recipes galore.
But I forgot, because I was busy forgetting to put my knobby thing away somewhere safe and somewhere that I would remember.
Uuuuggghhhh. What was I talking about again?
Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Strawberry Salsa
Excerpted from Strawberry Recipes for Everyday. Copyright © 2011 by California Strawberry Commision and reprinted with permission of FastPencil, Inc.
This recipes comes from Strawberrry Recipes For Everyday published by FastPencil, Inc. Electronic copies available $7.99 (for Kindle, Barnes and Noble, iPhone/Pad/touch, Sony, Kobo or additional readers) or 92 page 8×10 Paperback available for 16.99 at FastPencil Marketplace. For even more recipes, download the free “Strawberries” recipe app for iPhone and Android users in iTunes and the Android Market, respectively. (I received a free copy for review purposes)
1 cup diced fresh California strawberries
1/2 cup diced mango
1/4 cup diced papaya
1/4 cups diced pineapple
2 tablespoons diced red onion
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
Salt and black pepper
Avocado Sour Cream:
1/4 cup diced avocado
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Chipotle Sour Cream:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 chipotle in adobo
Salt and white pepper
1 pound mahi-mahi, cut into 2-ounce pieces
Salt and black pepper
Ground cumin, ground coriander and ancho chile powder
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, heated
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, heated
2 cups shredded napa cabbage
To make Strawberry Salsa, gently mix together all ingredients; season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. To make Avocado Sour Cream, blend all ingredients in food processor or with stick blender. To make Chipotle Sour Cream, blend sour cream and chipotle in food processor or with stick blender; season with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Season mahi-mahi with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and ancho chile powder. On gas or charcoal grill, cook fish until it offers no resistance to the point of a small, sharp knife. Place 1 corn tortilla on top of each flour tortilla. Top each corn tortilla with 1/4 cup cabbage, 1 piece mahi-mahi and 1/4 cup Strawberry Salsa. Serve Avocado Sour Cream and Chipotle Sour Cream on the side.