Tomatillo Salsa!

Combine 1/4 cup diced onion, 1/4 cup diced red pepper, 1/4cup  diced tomatillo with chopped cilantro, diced jalapeno, with a 1 tbs of olive oil, 1 tsp of lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.  Stir well. Advertisements

Posted at 10:53 pm on April 19, 2009 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Recipes | Continue reading

Strawberry Basil and Almond Salad

Strawberry Salad with Toasted Almonds and Basil Serves 2-3 Ingredients: 1 small container of strawberries, washed, and cut in to wedges 1/3 cup sliced almonds (not slivers) 1/8 cup fresh basil cut into thin strips 1.    Cut strawberries.  Put in serving bowl. 2.    Toast almonds on stovetop on medium high.  Continually flip almonds careful they […]

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Cooking with the count, mixes groovy tunes from all over the world, with inexpensive, but — funky food recepies that you can make at home. The premise: Every week, my wife entrusts me with her half of the grocery money to go to the store and buy us that which we need to create a fine feast.  However, what always seems to happen is that I stop at the record store first.  With my pocket-book lighter, and arms heavy with records, I go to the grocery store to purchase what I can with what money that remains.   My task is to create a meal, on limited means, using the records as inspiration to guide my menu.  If I succeed, no one is the wiser that I spent a portion of the budget on records.


I, Nate “Count” Basinger am a musican/producer living in Iowa City.   I play with all sorts of different folks, most regularly with the Diplomats of Solid Sound. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a double major in Music and Anthropology, and am pleased to be putting that degree to good use in the research and production of this show.