‘Season liberally’

I go through smoked paprika and Mexican oregano faster than
Il Douche commits impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors.

I like Penzey’s Spices for their excellent products, some of which I used yesterday in this posole verde, and for their cheerful, helpful staff here in the Duke City.

Now I like the company for another reason. It’s outspending everyone save Il Douche on impeachment-related FaceButt advertising, according to The New York Times.

Penzey’s Spices also used ButtFace to urge people to vote in the midterms, with owner Bill Penzey saying: “Don’t let history lump you in with the white hoods and robes crowd. History has its eyes on all of us, and history remembers.”

In a chat with Mother Times, he added: “We’ve always been about kindness and compassion. And with the recent trends in the Republican Party and unlimited political spending, it’s created this message of anger toward marginalized people in order to create votes for tax cuts for the very wealthy.

“If you are a company and you have values, now is the time to share them. Now is the time that it’s important to share them.”

Consider them shared by this salty ol’ dog, Bill. Keep spicing things up.

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11 Responses to “‘Season liberally’”

  1. Kristen Grace Says:

    I like them for their quotes alone! I want to try them now 🙂

  2. Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

    I should send you some origano from here in Sicily. Wonder if it would make it through US Customs?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      They’d probably think it was some of that Mafia®-brand mary-joo-wanna, Lorenzo.

      Ordinarily I go for the Duke City’s own Los Chileros brand, but the Penzey’s is good too.

      • Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

        I’ll check into it with our spice-people, a real nice couple who grow most of what they sell. Their son now runs their permanent store while they sell at the outdoor market most days. The wife plans to buy some plants from them (basil, rosemary, sage, etc.) and plant ’em in the boxes on our terrace. Origano’s all over the place here, the spice-people have given us bunches of it at no charge over the years though it’s clearly for-sale in their store and at their stand.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I’d like to try it, Larry. And thanks. The Mexican oregano is supposed to be a hair more pungent than other varieties, but I’m not sure my palate is sophisticated enough to note the distinction.

    • Dale Says:

      Italian oregano may be about to have a serious price increase due to Fearless Bone Spur leader. The EU tariffs are about to kick in.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I thought the Chinese was paying billions and billions into the US treasury because of them tariffs. So, the EU will too, right? Or, is some lyin’ asshole bullshitting me?

  3. Jon Paulos Says:

    Oooh, Penzey’s. You can choose your poison with the hot pepper lineup and they give you expert advice. They saw us through the Great Vanilla Shortage last year. We buy every spice we can through them. I really like the editorials that the owner writes. I recall that, after one of his earlier anti-Trump writings, with the resultant Boycott! threats, he reported that they had record sales. I particularly like their taco seasoning. We buy it in the largest container size, and go through it pretty fast.

  4. Hurben Says:

    I’ve commented before on how the process of making Hominy makes me uneasy but I’ll be trying your recipe because this time a stray dusty neuron glowed dimly & I remembered:


    it will make a worthy substitute & it’s available in NZ

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Hmm. That should globalize the dish nicely. Are there any other African/NZ equivalents you could put to work?

      I tweak this one a bit by using diced skinless, boneless chicken thighs instead of skin-on thighs, adding a jalapeño or some Hatch green chile, and dicing the zucchini instead of slicing it. This time around I almost went with chicken stock instead of water. Maybe next time.

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