This was the first story on the agenda. Don't you just love the whole notion of 'transparency?' How about the notion of 'moral hazard?' I really do resent the way the financial tail wags our economic dog. And I resent the slight of hand that gave the banks almost $2 trillion of our money with two thirds under the radar. And I resent the fact that the Fed gave it out with no strings attached.
Well, my first two chores are done. No, not the laundry. Rather the tomatoes are stewing with a nice mix of onion, thyme, basil, and the first two of the Zavory peppers. The pot is already giving off the most scrumptious odor. And the cucumbers/onion/salt mix is curing in the fridge while the elements for the pickling liquid are mixing on the counter. I will rinse off the salt early this afternoon and mix in the liquid before putting the future pickles into freezer bags and freezing them. Oh--I didn't tell you--I am doing a spicy freezer pickle. No muss with jars and hot packing.