So I’ve just returned from the Food Bank and I’m eating ‘Dark Chocolate Ghost Pepper Almonds’ that they gave me. The bag they came in looks good – impressive design and quality of bag. The almonds themselves looked good. The first 3 tasted yummy, but then the spiciness of the ‘ghost pepper’ hit me. I can’t eat them as fast anymore 😦
I go to the Food Bank because I don’t have my own income. I’m somewhat addicted to alcohol. I haven’t been drinking lately, but I don’t know when I might start again and head on down to the bar. I’m crossing my fingers I won’t.
Anyways, I am newly self employed and because of that I have to ‘market’ myself. So I’ve been doing that everyday. Ideally I should have some fancy post-card sized thingamijig marketing tool and put that in 5000 mailboxes of a neighbourhood I’m targeting. But I can’t afford that. So instead I buy 500 business cards and then put them up in bus shelters and at those ‘public message centre’ thingies around town. It suits me!
I’m not in the mood to go door-to-door to businesses and make some sort of pitch. That takes a lot of energy. Plus you have to deal with the rejection. Even asking them to have their permission to place my business card somewhere prominent in their store would be too much. I wouldn’t like to deal with asshol-ism right now.
Toronto is full of assholes. I got one calling about my Energy Therapy card. I believe he tried to sabotage me by trying to humiliate me by making me look gullible by believing his story that he wanted to have an incestuous relationship. Seriously – he was rude! The second Idiot who called me patronized me because when I accidentally coughed into the phone (I said ‘sorry’ before I coughed), he was like “Do you have tuberculosis or something?”. PRETTY INSULTING! So by then I knew he wasn’t serious about my service and I hung up on him and blocked him. Toronto’s in a war right now (because of immigration) and I’m not going to be the weakling who gets trampled to death.
Anyways, another reason I go to the Food Bank is so eventually I’ll have enough money saved up to buy more marketing materials for my small businesses.
They gave me a bag of onions, carrots and potatoes. I believe that potatoes shouldn’t be put in the fridge – but I’ll check.
Ok – so it looks like the best bet for my potatoes will be to put them in my cupboard out of a plastic bag. The website I went to says if you keep them in the fridge they will become gritty and sweet.
Next thing is: how do you store onions? Ok – it looks like the best place to store them would be the same place as the potatoes! Be back in a sec!
Next: how do you cook carrots without peeling them (I don’t have a peeler and don’t want to buy one)? Ok, it says that you don’t have to peel carrots – just scrub them. https://www.thekitchn.com/5-times-you-dont-have-to-peel-carrots-tips-from-the-kitchn-220405
Eww these ghost pepper almonds are too spicy! Bleh!
OK – how do I store eggplant? Sh*t son! It looks like you shouldn’t keep eggplant in the fridge – in the same place as the potatoes and onions!