Friday, October 24, 2008

Fred Winston's Chili
2 Tbl ground Ancho Chili’s or chili powder

1 Tbl paprika

1 tsp Greek oregano

1 tsp ground cumin

1/8 tsp hot pepper (optional)

1 large onion chopped

1 green pepper chopped

3 cloves garlic smashed and minced

1 stalk celery chopped (optional)

1or2 Jalapeno peppers chopped (optional/will make dish very hot)

1 Tbl Worcester sauce

1 dash hot sauce

2 cans beer (Winter lager or Oktoberfest)

1 large can (28oz) chopped tomatoes (drained)

4oz beef stock

1/4 cup peanut oil

2 cans beans (red or black) Kunner's brand - SW style, or your choice.

2 lbs ground chuck, round, turkey, or meat of your choice. (Seasoned over night with Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Poultry Magic)


Blend spice mixture and set aside. Preheat Dutch oven and add oil.
Add chopped vegetables and saute over high heat adding garlic last so that it will not burn, about ten minutes.

Sprinkle spice mixture on top of vegetables and stir in until it
appears to be pasty. Deglaze with about half a can/bottle of beer so that the mixture won’t stick. Add more beer if necessary.
Add tomatoes. Then add the Worcester sauce, hot sauce, and beef stock.
Stir, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover.

In another pan, brown the seasoned meat in small batches. Drain and add to chili mixture in the Dutch oven.
When all the meat is added, stir, add the beans, the remaining beer (reserving the other can for later if needed), stir again, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook covered for one hour stirring occasionally.
Open the cover a bit, stir, and add more beer if it needs more liquid, and simmer for another hour or hour and a half. You may serve it at that time, but it is recommended that you let it cool and refrigerate overnight.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion. ~ Horace

Madness is confusion of levels of fact... Madness is not seeing visions but confusing levels. ~ William S. Burroughs

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Perhaps all pleasure is only relief - William Burroughs

Friday, October 17, 2008

Who are you?
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
Jack London

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Spring has its hundred flowers, Autumn its moon, Summer has its cooling breezes, Winter its snow. If you allow no idle concerns To weight on your heart, Your whole life will be one Perennial good season.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Still life
Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. ~Samuel Butler