Interview with Chiquita. This skit featuring Charo as Chiquita on The Carol Burnett Show first aired on Sept. 22, 1973.
What’s on your mind?
Charo, Carol…! Va-va-Voom, Suz…! ;-)
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight?
aint it a hoot…
Hey there Citizen Suzanne, how’s grandmotherhood? Just stopped in to tell you I actually remember that skit but maybe it was in re-runs…who knows with the memory thief runin’ around in my head these days. Great stuff though dear heart, keep on keepin’ on.
norske! how ya doing, dood? grammyhood is a wonderful wonderful thing. so glad you like the skit. you been fishing?
Not too shabby, the clouds and trades are keeping it comfortable, Suz, here in Hilo…! I do feel for ya’ll on the Mainland, I’d melt…! ;-)
i’m housesitting at jen’s and she’s got forced air a/c :) of course, i got back home sun when its gonna be in the 90′s… to no a/c. guess i’m gonna find out how the new to me little bungalow handles the heat… its got a ceiling fan and i’ve got one of them oscillating stand fans that pushes out a lotta air. am hoping its gonna be enough.
i got spoiled living on the coast yanno… haven’t had to deal with ‘hot’ for 4 years
Evening, all. That’s a fun video, Suzanne. Blast from the past!
Having dealt with the Mojave and the high Sonoran Desert of El Paso and New Mexico in the dead of Summer, I’d rather endure that again, than the 100+ temp with 100% humidity of the Heartland and the East Coast…! ;-)
hey openhope — how’s the sound tonight? tis a forking classic and i’m so glad ya like it.
petro reminded me of it back in april when i was first thinking about featuring more comedy stuff.
i hear that loud and clear. still, all and all, i’ll stick with the pacific northwest. my sister and mom are in az and love the hot — i’m the black sheep of the family who likes rain
Hey, kids. We’re have a late round of June-Gloom down on the south central coast…..and I’m kinda enjoying it. Get a bit of sun in the late afternoons. No need for furnace or AC. And that’s good.
Looking forward to a trip to Santa Barbara Farmers Market in the a.m. to get some more Padron peppers. I don’t know how long the season will last, but I’m gonna get my fill of ‘em while I can. I’ll take the little boys with me. And then a trip to see their great-grandfather.
hey dearie — are padron peppers a pepper you can dry to preserve or are they best used fresh?
oh my gosh, thank you! I needed all those laughs:) What a wonderful show!
Good evening Suz, CTut and lln pups. How hot is it, Suz?
hey margot — how’s the wilds of ohio tonight?
I was stoked to see my little munchkin today, when we went to our local butcher house to pick up a box of meats…!
hey past — it only got up into the 80s here today and sunday is supposed to be the hottest day and its forecast is 90′s. still, when one carries one’s own personal summer around with one, ya don’t need extra
how’s your neck of the woods?
I don’t know enough about them. They look like peppers that would become pepperoncini peppers. They are little and spicey but not hot. Just delicious sauted in olive oil and sprinkled with just a bit of salt. Yum. I’d never had them til last fall when we first saw them at the market. The grower was selling big bags of them for little money. I guess he didn’t know what he had! Last week they were in small cardboard containers for maybe $4 per dozen.
Padron peppers? Sounds interesting. I always loved taking little kids to the Farmers’ Markets. They’d get so bored and be such little pains-in-the-ass until they get home and showed off all the produce to their dad and grandparents!
It’s how healthy eaters are born.
Well, it’s cool enough to go outside now. Before, not so much. I am one of the lucky ones who have power, and an a/c, so I will try not to whine too much.
*heh* The ‘invisible hand’ of the Market does in fact exist, eh…? ;-)
not hot is good. too bad ya can’t get a big bag for little money now
cool enough to go outside is a good step in the right direction…. hot at night is the worst — i’m one of them that needs ‘cool’ to be able to sleep properly
Rained about half the day yesterday and cooled things a bit. Got up to 100 a couple days earlier and hovered around there til yesterday. Only got to 90 today. Sure needed the rain though, about 1/4 inch, but it’s the first rain in 38 days.
i saw that if there is no rain by monday, something like 9% of the corn crop is gonna be toast in one state in the midwest. weather is all fucked up for sure and there is no more normal
*wow* That’s way too long a spell without rain, past…!
I was gardening today in the maritime Northwest….whining, complaining, muttering to myself about how hot it was.
I placed the thermometer in my work area, 75fuckin’ degrees. ! I will not survive Global Warming.
I had to replant green beans and summer squash that I planted on June 12 because it was too cold and wet for them to germinate into strong plants. 2nd year in a row. I put cukes in June 28th because the weather was finally warming the soil.
We still have flannel sheets on the beds but we’ve “summerized” to a fleece blanket.
It’s hard to imagine most other people enduring extreme heat.
Hey, openhope! My little ‘grands’ learned to plant blue lake beans from a guy at the market who was representing the Santa Barbara Men’s Garden Club. You should see my daughters front porch! Beans and tomatoes and green peppers and basil and more…..and the boys, not quite 4 year olds, are just loving it! They eat the beans raw and love ‘em. My family line has a lot of land-lovers in it, and my daughter is having a grand time teaching her kids to grow good food. Delightful!
The Ag. Dept. is already expecting record low corn and soy bean crops this season…! 8-(
i’m still learning the sun patterns and such at my new to me place but i’m thinking that openhope’s garden and self-sufficiency are looking better and better
There was a farmer being interviewed on the news tonight (I missed which state) in front of his cornfield; corn was only about 4 to 5 feet high. Farmer said normally it’s 8 or 10 feet tall by now, so he was expecting a very low yield this year.
Well, not to be unkind but… maybe those fly over states will get a friggin’ clue! They’ve been voting against their own interests for years now…..maybe time to wise up.
Or maybe all those cooked-out farmers think they’ll hit the Republican lottery and become Romney. Whatever. Okay, rant off./
I planted Quinoa as my play project plant. Likes partial shade, is pretty and you can eat it from the time it’s a baby. Perfect.
what is a quinoa? a fruit or a veggie?
How fun! Do you have any special quinoa recipes?
I found pinquito beans at my local farmers market…..wonderful little beans that cook up in a couple of hours. Meaty and delicious. Grown in Lompoc, CA == and traditional side dish with Santa Maria barbequed tri-trip.
Suz, are there any specialties that you find in your part of Oregon that are new to you and particularly delicious? I loved the berries in Corvallis and the Eastham turnips on Cape Cod…..I’m always looking for new and delicious.
i’m missing those santa cruz tri-tips but loving the 7bone roasts i find in the markets up here. and marionberries. gotta say oregon crabs taste better than those i found in the sf bay area. when my mom was up from az in september, she had marionberries for the first time and was an instant fan.
Can’t speak to that, but the message from Mother Nature is clear: when it comes to growing crops, all the fertilizer, modern equipment and genetically engineered crops doesn’t matter one whit – it’s Mother Nature who holds the trump cards and has the final say-so!
saw a promo about ken burn’s the dust bowl being an upcoming show on my local pbs station.
marionberries are amazing! And i’ll bet that fresh crab in Oregon is delicious. Salmon, too, I suspect.
I still remember the tomatoes I had in Ohio…. I don’t know if it was the clay soil or what, but they were incredibly delicious. Home grown tomatoes are wonderful in any case, but those were really amazing.
Saw the cutest thing last Sunday during a morning bike ride. A momma kildeer and her 5 chicks walking along the side of the street next to the curb, headed I-don’t-know-where, as there were no grassy fields in the direction they were heading. Cute as buttons they were, practically all legs with tiny little bodies, not even as tall as the 6-inch curb. All walking under the watchful eye of their daddy, who made several passes at me just to make sure I didn’t get too close.
mussels and clams and oysters too. makes for an amazing cioppino
awwww made ya wish ya had brought your camera?
Not really. I started using Quinoa as a cold salad with brown rice and garbanzo beans & lightly steamed vegetables [apple cider vinaigrette] when I needed to dramatically crash my cholesterol count. The first time I had it tested in my life. A very suspect medical Pharma thing, imho, but it was the tail end of our lives as medical insurance covered people and I thought it’d be good to know numbers.
It was bullshit. They wanted to sell me a prescription for fear of death and lifelong pills to stay death’s hand.. I wanted to look at diet, so they handed me this impossible to follow menu developed in the 60′s as an alternative to pills. Absolute crap.
I ate the Quinoa/rice salad, hot or cold, for 2 weeks. It actually became my preferred choice for breakfast. I loved having it around to grab a quick bowl of food when I was in a project.
My retested cholesterol count dropped by 130. But, my good cholesterol stayed the same.
And they said,”Wow, that’s weird. That’s AMAZING”.
And I said,”It just cost me $570 in blood tests to hear you say that.”.
so, …………….there’s that.
Yum! I boiled up all the leftover shells I’d saved in my freezer for some fish broth last night. I’m getting the cioppino urge ….. a few mussels, some firm fish, a few shrimp and a crab …. and some wonderful bread. Can’t resist!
Ha! Sometimes you win. And winning is good.
i don’t know why i always thought of it as a winter meal — its forking great year round
tis about time for me to get horizontal again peeps. thanks for letting me hang wichya tonight.
hope to see ya tomorrow night for cartoons. g’nite all
Yeah, wish I had it along – too cute.
G’nite Suz, sweet dreams!
:) I heart nature.
Good morning, pups. Today we have just Mr. Nocera and Ms Collins since Mr. Blow is off. In “Libor’s Dirty Laundry” Mr. Nocera says the Brits are in an uproar over the rate-fixing scandal. What will it take to get the same response here? Possibly the second coming, Joe. Ms. Collins looks into “Our Political Black Hole” and has a question: Did you hear about the discovery of the Higgs boson, people? Since it’s such exciting news, let’s see what it meant for the presidential race!
Here they are.
The coffee and tea are ready, the cold drinks are in the fridge, and I’ve got waffles with warm maple syrup for breakfast. Well, I managed to wrangle 3 of the 4 kittens off to the vet. They’re all very healthy, which is good news since their mother had FIV. Next week the one that got away is going off to be checked. Have a great day.
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