Jan 19, 2007

The Perfect Burrito

  1. I've always made burritos at home — and they always turned out just OK — but a few days ago, I accidentally stumbled upon the Perfect Burrito! Yes, it is quiet Perfect!!

  2. The key: have a good tortilla and heat it on a non-stick pan; don't microwave it! The difference in taste is HUGE!

  3. The best tortillas (in Arizona) are of the "Red Eagle Brand" — available at Fry's. They are produced locally in Suprise, AZ and have a homemade texture to it.

  4. Now when you're almost done heating up the tortilla, sprinkle cheese on top of it (I prefer Kraft Mexican 4-cheese) and let it melt a bit.

  5. Then add the Refried Beans on top of the cheese — heat it up in a pot and add a little bit of water to make it very soft — it should be hot, when you add it.

  6. Then add chopped black olives, vine-ripe tomatoes and onions.

  7. Finally add Pace Red Taco Sauce (Medium) and have Pace Chunky Salsa (Medium) on the side.

  8. This completes the Perfect Burrito.

  9. if (burrito.Taste() != Perfect()) Place.Blame.On(Yourself);

  10. Thanks.

Jan 15, 2007


From Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard:
In our scriptures, it is said that there are four kinds of horses: excellent ones, good ones, poor ones and bad ones. The best horse will run slow and fast, right and left, at the driver's will, before it sees the shadow of the whip; the second best will run as well as the first one, just before the whip reaches its skin; the third one will run when it feels pain on its body; the fourth will run after the pain penetrates to the marrow of its bones.

You can imagine how difficult it is for the fourth one to learn to run.

When we hear this story, almost all of us want to be the best horse. If it is impossible, to be the best one, we want to be the second best.' But this is a mistake, Master Suzuki says. When you learn too easily, you're tempted not to work hard, not to penetrate to the marrow of a practice.

If you study calligraphy, you will find that those who are not so clever usually become the best calligraphers. Those who are very clever with their hands often encounter great difficulty after they have reached a certain stage. This is also true in art, and in life.' The best horse, according to Suzuki, may be the worst horse. And the worst horse can be the best, for if it perseveres, it will have learned whatever it is practicing all the way to the marrow of its bones.