Oh, the song’s in your head now! “I put my hand upon your hip. When I dip, you dip, we dip.”

Everyone else tacks their life story onto recipes they share. Not me.  

What follows is some random crap that’s been in my head this morning. Along with two dip recipes that I love and you can use, too.  

The scene from “With Honors” where Monty goes to the fountain and kisses Courtney. She asks, “What are you doing?” and he replies, “Ending our friendship.” 

If a person embodies an animal spirit unknowingly, and you’re allergic to said animal, will you break out into hives or sneeze around that person? 

I enjoy the leaves flying in gusts of wind and the sound of them smacking into my patio door. 

Wondering what this glitch in the matrix is:  if I eat enough of something, it will momentarily taste like tuna.  

Bagpipe hip hop. 

And for the SEO: dip, dip, dip, dip, dippety, dip. 

Now that you’re questioning me as a living creature, I share my favorite dip recipes: 


1 can chickpeas, drained 

1/4 c. lemon juice 

1/4 c. tahini 

1-2 cloves of minced garlic (I love garlic so I put more in. And I don’t measure) 

2 tbsp olive oil 

1/2 tsp. cumin 

1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste) 

2-3 tbsp water mixed with a splash of lemon juice 

Combine the tahini and lemon juice in food processor. Scrape the sides and add minced garlic, olive oil, cumin and salt. Process for a few seconds to mix. Add half the can of drained chickpeas, process and scrape sides. Add remainder of chickpeas and process until smooth (about a minute or so). To thin and smooth out hummus to a consistency you enjoy, slowly add about 2-3 tbsp of water until you reach your desired textural perfection. 

Black Bean Dip

1 can of black beans, drained 

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 

1/2 tsp minced garlic ( folks, I add way more, but start here) 

1/2 tsp cumin 

1/4 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. 

Throw all that mess into a processor. Process. Taste it and see if you need to add more cayenne or garlic. Then grab your favorite chips and nom, nom, nom

Did you make it this far? For those of you not familiar with the referenced earworm, here you go:

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