Saturday, June 24, 2006
Wyl(an)d, Wyl(an)d West
NO MORE KETTLE CORN FOR ME!
Oy. The San Diego Fair doesn't have a whole lot of options for vegetarians, save way overpriced corn on the cob and the occasional side salad served at places that I would never frequent (read: they cook animals).
So I brought some munchies with me... but I decided to break down and purchase kettle corn, which I am curious if any of you have had... Addictive!
I shared a huge bag of kettle corn Thursday with my pal Peter and an even larger bag Friday with my mom.
Now I am so burnt out on it. However, I am not going to say "I'll never eat that stuff again!" I know myself better than that. I found a recipe for it if anyone wants to give it a go. I am sure I shall... but not for a while!
1/4 cup corn oil
1/4 cup popcorn
1/4 cup sugar
Use a big pot with a lid and pour in enough oil to have about an 1/8-inch covering the bottom. Don't use too much oil. Too much oil will sog the popped popcorn. Dump in enough popcorn to make a single layer in the pot. Heat the pot on medium high.
When you see the corn start to move, but before it starts to pop, pour in the sugar quickly and as evenly as you can across the top.
Cover and shake back and forth to pop. When you pull it off the fire, take the popcorn out of the pot, put it in a bowl and lightly salt it.
At the Fair on Friday, my patient, brilliant and sweet mom insisted on buying me this beautiful blue-with-colourful-fish sundress by Wyland, the ocean/environment activist and artist ( http://www.wyland.com/htmlsite/index.html ). He has been at the fair working on one of his "Whaling Walls" and was in an indoor area yesterday painting up a storm and shmoozing with the peeps who come to watch him do his thing.
He signed a yellow fish on the dress for me. Yeah! I enjoyed watching him interact with his "fans" as he was exceptionally patient with each and every one. Surprisingly down-to-earth.
While he painted, Wyland was listening to the band HEART on a CD player. Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band were at the Fair on Thursday (which is why Peter and i went) and he had gone to the show as well. We both noted how fabulous the sisters sounded after all these years!
Wyland was so "one of us." Strange to me that he's not a vegetarian... unless he is and no one knows. I should've asked, i guess!!