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  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/28/2017 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 47 replies
    I’m sure many of us have made the ubiquitous Patriotic Sheet Cake, with strawberries and blueberries; but I thought a pie would be a nice change from that – I especially like this rustic-looking round one, with rhubarb, from King Arthur; and can definitely see Betsy Ross making it: here’s a flag-shaped one, from Simply Recipes: grandmother only made potato salad in the Summer, and her salad is one of my great childhood food memories. I have a co-worker friend who makes it exactly the same: it was very plain – no eggs, nothing sweet – and that’s...
  • Owner of Old Saybrook seafood market boiling mad about lobster picture

    06/28/2017 12:55:08 PM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    WTNH TV ^ | Published: June 27, 2017, 5:27 pm Updated: June 28, 2017, 1:35 pm | Tina Detelj
    OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — The lobster tanks at Atlantic Seafood are packed for the holiday weekend. They do a lot of special orders there, but what happened to one special order recently has the owner boiling. “That’s not part of their jobs, it’s not what we pay for, it’s not how we feel protected,” said owner Lisa Feinman. She was furious when she saw a picture taken by a TSA agent at Logan Airport. The agent is smiling while he holds a 15-pound lobster by its claws.
  • Vanity Question - Is Houston a Good vacation spot for the family?

    06/27/2017 8:22:41 PM PDT · by jonno · 136 replies
    6-27-2017 | jonno
    We are looking at vacation spots - is Houston recommended?
  • How to live to 100: Secrets of the world’s healthiest village revealed

    06/26/2017 7:24:20 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 51 replies
    UK Express ^ | 6-26-17 | Westcott
    A doctor has revealed the secrets behind the “world’s healthiest village”– and there it all comes down to eating less sugar. Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra – who describes himself as a former sugar addict – has spent years studying the reasons behind rocketing rates of heart disease and obesity in Britain. Key to his research were residents of the village of Pioppi, in southern Italy, where diabetes is unheard of and many live to over the age of 100.
  • ‘Very credible’ study on $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

    06/26/2017 6:26:49 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    bangor daily news ^ | 25 Jun 2017 | Max Ehrenfreund,
    When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city’s minimum wage up to $15 per hour, they hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect. The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according to the study, conducted by a group of economists at the University of Washington who were commissioned by the city.
  • Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

    06/25/2017 7:10:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Time ^ | Alexandra Sifferlin
    The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That's about 30% of the world's population. The new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that about a third of the global population—including adults and children—exceed a healthy weight. About 10% of people in the world are obese, according to the findings. Studies have linked overweight and obesity to a higher risk for health complications like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, respiratory problems, major cancers and more.
  • Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died? Get the Facts.

    06/25/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 79 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 6/23/17 | Erika Engelhaupt
    In 1997, a forensic examiner in Berlin reported one of his more unusual cases in the journal Forensic Science International. A 31-year-old man had retired for the evening to the converted garden shed behind his mother’s house, where he lived with his German shepherd. Around 8:15 p.m., neighbors heard a gunshot from the direction of the shed. snip The German shepherd was calm and responded to police commands. On the way to an animal sanctuary, the dog vomited some of its owner’s tissue, including skin with still-recognizable beard hair.
  • These Yoga Pants Are Reincarnated From Coffee Grounds And Crab Shells

    06/23/2017 8:04:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 6/23 | ELIZABETH SEGRAN5
    The yogawear company Rumi X makes every piece of clothing it sells from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean.For many yogis, achieving balance has to do with much more than just nailing the one-legged tree pose. It often has to do with more existential questions of being at one with the earth, which means protecting its future. This was certainly true for Melissa Chu, who grew up in the Bay Area, where everyone recycled obsessively and looked for ways to cut down their carbon footprint–when they weren’t off at a meditation retreat, that is....
  • Lunch ladies praise Trump roll back of Michelle O food rules: ‘A good thing for schools’

    06/23/2017 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Education Action Group News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    President Trump is making school lunches great again, or at least a lot better than they were during the Obama administration. Food service directors are applauding recent changes to federal school food regulations imposed on schools as part of Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. […] Regulations imposed through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act put strict limitations on calories, fat, sugar, salt, and other elements of foods served in public schools that participate in the national school lunch or breakfast programs. …
  • Roadkill can be harvested for food under new Oregon law

    06/22/2017 10:27:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    AP ^ | June 22, 2017 | Staff
    Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat. And it's not as unusual as people might think. About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles. Aficionados say roadkill can be high-quality, grass-fed grub.
  • Fitness model Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser

    06/22/2017 8:55:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | June 22, 2017 | GEOFF HERBERT
    A French fitness model and lifestyle blogger is dead after a "domestic accident." The BBC reports Rebecca Burger, 33, was killed Sunday when a can of whipped cream suddenly exploded, apparently causing a heart attack. French media said she died of cardiac arrest after the dispenser burst, striking her in the chest. Her Instagram account, which had more than 160,000 followers, shared a photo after her death showing the whipped cream siphon that "exploded and struck Rebecca's thorax, resulting in her death." The brand of whipped cream dispenser Burger used was not named, but the BBC says a French consumer...
  • Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

    06/22/2017 6:58:12 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 82 replies
    If you like your coffee black, you may be someone who prefers strong flavours, takes good care of their health, or just wants to drink their coffee the way it’s supposed to be drunk. Or, you may be a psychopath.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/21/2017 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 114 replies
    In last week’s thread, we discovered that some of our Freeper Friends don’t like lima beans, and joked about doing a thread on ‘despised foods’. Instead, let’s just call it ‘less universally enjoyed’ foods; and here’s my Lima Bean Casserole recipe. I can’t recall where I got it, and the original recipe called for frozen limas; but I learned that canned ones work a lot better in this recipe. Cheesy Lima Bean Casserole 2 pks. frozen lima beans, cooked (20 oz.) Or equivalent canned 1 C. each cottage cheese and sour cream ½ C. finely diced sweet onion 2 cloves...
  • Corn Better Used As Food Than Biofuel, Study Finds

    06/21/2017 7:58:54 AM PDT · by Rio · 67 replies ^ | 6/21/2017 | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of economics of the entire production system to determine if the benefits of biofuel corn outweigh the costs. Civil and environmental engineering professor Praveen Kumar and graduate student Meredith Richardson published their findings in the...
  • Donald and Melania slip out of The White House for low key dinner with Vice President(trun)

    06/21/2017 5:31:25 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2017 | Jennifer Smith For
    After another busy day in Washington on Tuesday, the president and first lady slipped out for a low-key dinner at the home of Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen. The Trumps slipped out of the White House quickly and quietly, ducking in to a waiting motorcade which drove them the 3.1 miles to the Naval Observatory. First Lady Melania was typically stylish in a black lace cocktail dress and black leather pointed pumps. She wore a pair of large black sunglasses as she made her way through the evening heat and into the waiting car behind her husband.
  • Evidence shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting tourists

    06/20/2017 1:01:19 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 34 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 6/19/17
    Australian tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat in Bali, according to evidence provided to the ABC's 7.30 program. The animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches visited by more than 1 million Australians every year. 'Nothing prepared me for the brutal catching of dogs' Equipped with little more than his phone, a scooter and a small video camera, investigator 'Luke' spent four months infiltrating and documenting the brutal dog meat trade in Bali. Some of the animals are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist. Whilst eating dog meat is...
  • Lead detected in baby food samples

    06/20/2017 7:59:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | June 20, 2017 | WOWK
    (WFLA) — A new report released by the Environmental Defense Fund found that a surprising amount of baby food samples had detectable levels of lead. Researchers analyzed eleven years of federal data, tested 2,164 baby food samples and found lead in roughly 20 percent of them. The toxic metal was most commonly found in grape juice samples (89 percent), sweet potatoes samples (86 percent), and teething biscuits (47 percent).
  • New Study Finds That Coconut Oil Isn't Healthy

    06/19/2017 7:43:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    NBC Mnbc ^ | 6/19 | Brandon Lopez
    A new study shows that coconut oil isn’t as healthy as many believed it was. In fact, it’s not healthy at all. According to the American Heart Association, a recent survey showed that 72 percent of Americans surveyed rated coconut oil as a “healthy food,” compared to 37 percent of nutritionists. The report went on to say that the saturated fat content of coconut oil is 82 percent, which is the bad type of fat. A chart in the document shows that coconut oil has more saturated fat than lard, canola oil or even butter. The results of a study...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 6-19-17)

    06/19/2017 3:50:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies ^ | 6-19-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Evidence shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting tourists

    06/19/2017 2:01:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies (Australia) ^ | 06-19-2017 | By James Thomas and Lesley Robinson
    Australian tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat in Bali, according to evidence provided to the ABC's 7.30 program. The animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches visited by more than 1 million Australians every year. Some of the animals are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist. Whilst eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali, killing animals cruelly or eating meat contaminated with poison is against the law, Animals Australia's campaign director Lyn White said. "The dog-meat trade breaches animal cruelty laws and food safety laws. That is a...