Actually, it is you
My attention, obviously, has been wandering, primarily to my garden. You can follow along if you're interested, though I doubt the demographics will overlap much. [Nascent, collaborative] garden blogs = web 3.0.
But I am not entirely abandoning badthings. That would be too Sac-like, and besides, there remain many things that piss me off.
A couple things:
Since it has been the most emailed story all week, let's clarify a little bit about Trader Joe's for you provincials in the 10011. I have never met any members of the "full-scale TJ's cult," but I would like to, if only to punch them in the face. The food is unexciting. The thing that TJ's is good for is cheap booze, but as I recall they don't carry it at the Boston stores, so who can say what will happen in NY, with its own charmingly antiquated blue laws? Also good for $4 wines that are -- just barely -- drinkable. No one in NY is going out of business, except maybe "health" "food" stores, if any such abominations remain. Get over it.
Also: harissa. Just make a shitload and keep it in the fridge. It appears to be good on everything. [That recipe is from Wolfert, and specifies notably un-spicy Mexican chiles. I've been making it with cayenne, but I'm looking into the local varieties].
Uh, was there something else?