Friday, 14 March 2008

The Strange things I saw in New York

This was not a fashion statement. It really was so cold that the dogs needed coats. I even saw one with custom made booties. Everyone in Manhattan walks their dogs. Meaning, I assume, that all of these dogs live in apartments or townhouses. The dedication that it takes to be a pet owner in a large city is admirable. While I have five dogs and two cats, the dogs entertain each other, chase a few lizards, lie around or when particularly bored, uproot my plants. Could I live with them in closer proximity to me? Hmmmmm. This is so not the scene that you think you are going to come across in uptown Manhattan. I haven't seen laundry soap like this in years. We don't even get it like this here. So of course I had to investigate what was in this haberdashery. It got better, believe it or not.
Lo and behold- Matouks gets around. Here it was in this little, West Indian/Chinese/multi-ethinic, everything you need to whip up an exotic recipe, store. And we Trinidadians know that you can't beat a Matouks Pepper Sauce
Okaaay then. Dried something fishy. Who would look at this and say.....yes!! That has to come home with me today. There's no accounting for culinary taste.

And it wasn't cheap!


12 comments:

Rob Hunter said...

Beautiful layout for your blog. That fish looks pretty unappealing. Keep up the good work!

Rob
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The life and times of a...? said...

Super pictures! I am especially loving the laundry soap, it's fantastic!

Selena said...

Cute dog!

indigo said...

I stumbled on your blog from Blogger. That second pix of the dried fish is something quite common to Asia. It's dried and heavily salted, later cut into pieces and fried. It's goes deliciously with hot rice, curry and stir-fried veggies. I can't believe it costs so much though. It can be bought here in Singapore for only a couple of US dollars!! :-))

Botch said...

great pictures!! keep blogging!

Bubba's Mom said...

Just stumbled upon your blog - wonderful pictures! When we were visiting in NYC I too was amazed at how many dogs there were and how well-adjusted they all seemed to be. I found it amusing that Manhanttanites dress their pooches up in cute little outfits - even with little rain boots!! You don't often see dogs wearing clothes in Texas.

taste memory said...

i luv hot sauce....can just go shopping for hot sauce if i have too...laundry soap doesn't look to bad either ;)

Eenie said...

Great dog - Absolutely LOVE those legwarmers!!!

KING DJ said...

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Elaine Cooke said...

That Matouk's Sauce sounds very interesting to have in the kitchen. I'll have to buy some for my husband he does all the cooking.Thanks

Seaurchin said...

Hi - Love your site!

I live in NY. Do you remember where you saw those soaps?

Thanxxxs

N.R. Brueggeman said...

Haha... That is how New York works, its the city that never sleeps and has the most random things ever.