The little boy and I find ourselves running up and down the Haight often. He runs far, far ahead of me, a distance to where I feel almost uncomfortable. Until yesterday. I yell after him, every time he starts his mad dash down Haight, "Watch for driveways", to which he waves at me in acknowledgement and keeps running.
Yesterday. Oh the beauty of yesterday. I yelled after him and, this time, he yelled back. He yelled back something only a mother living in a city full of these people would love to hear.
I yelled, "Watch for driveways." and he yelled back, "and HIPSTERS".
The love I felt for my darling anti-hipster son almost ovewhelmed me.
So, I give you this:
Easy pork skewers with Arabic spices are another traditional tapa.
1 pound pork shoulder or loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon each ground cumin and ground coriander
¾ teaspoon each salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
¼-1/2 teaspoon ground hot red pepper
8 Bamboo or metal skewers
Lemon wedges (for serving; optional)
In a medium bowl, combine cubed pork, olive oil, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, garlic and hot pepper and toss to combine. Let marinate at room temperature for 1-2 hours, then thread the pork on skewers. Grill over hot coals or in a cast-iron pan over high heat for 2 minutes per side, or until well-browned but still slightly pink in the center. Serve with lemon wedges.
Kisses and anti-hipster love,