My book For a Future mentions one world along with one humanity, one planet, and one destiny. That’s where the name for the salsa comes from. I came to New York City to study philosophy at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. I ended up working in advertising, design, and publishing. I still teach part-time at Parsons the New School for Design.
The garden functions as a way for me to occupy myself while thinking. After a few years, I planted tomato seedlings grown in Texas. That introduced early blight destroying my tomato harvest for several years. I started growing tomatillos in the meantime. They aren’t affected by the blight. I didn’t know what to do with them until I spilled salt into a big pot full of tomatillos. Salt balances out the tart tomatillos creating good taste. That balance is the basis for the salsa. I’ve since roasted the tomatillos over a fire or add copious amounts of herbs I grow. This includes the very hot Trinidad scorpion pepper. It has a stealth heat quality I really like. I use just enough to make the salsa tasty. The heat should envelop you as you eat it. I’ve since figured out how to grow tomatoes in a post blight environment. I build a 25 feel square umbrella to keep the rain off and spray them at the beginning of the season with sulfur. The salsa is produced for my own personal consumption. I got carried away and produced more than we can eat.
For a Future is written to my son. The book explains the complicated world in which we live. Follow the arguments and arrive at answers to problems we’ve created like war and global warming, problems that are being handed down to our kids.