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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 35 SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

    09/04/2015 12:31:29 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 2 replies
    free republic | 9/4/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • The BEST steakhouses in ALL 50 states (OK, all you carnivores..chime in...)

    09/03/2015 6:46:23 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 120 replies
    msn ^ | 7/25/2015 | Brittany Fowler
    A little change of pace from the news. I came across this the other day, and thought others might enjoy, and/or have an opinion they'd like to share.
  • First Restaurant for Dogs in Southeast Mexico Opens in Merida

    08/30/2015 1:41:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    “PEEK FOOD”, the first restaurant for dogs in the Yucatán Peninsula opened its doors on July the 4th, 2015. It is a new gastronomical concept that offers an experience for diners that want to spend time together with their beloved pets, have a meal themselves and feed their dogs with well balanced and healthy food options. The Restaurant was born from the idea of brother and sister Rashid Ariel and Citlali Georgina Alcocer Cortazar, who have a strong relationship with dogs since they were kids. Rashid decided to become a professional dog trainer. Rashid and Citlali noticed that “Pet Friendly”...
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 34 AUGUST 28, 2015

    08/28/2015 1:33:15 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 74 replies
    freerepublic | 08/28/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Possible Food-Borne Illness Sickens 77 At California Chipotle

    08/26/2015 1:41:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    consumerist.com ^ | 8/25/15 | Ashlee Kieler
    Health officials in Ventura County, California, are investigating a possible outbreak of a food-borne illness after dozens of people who either ate or work at one local Chipotle fell ill. The Ventura County Star reports that a Chipotle in Simi Valley closed for a short time last week after nearly 60 customers and 17 employees complained about feeling ill following a visits to the restaurant on August 18 and 19. For now the cause of the outbreak, which sent some people to the hospital, remains unknown. Mike Byrne, Ventura County Environmental Health Division food safety supervisor, says that inspectors and...
  • Black pitmasters left out of US barbecue boom

    08/24/2015 1:30:34 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 94 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | Jessica Lussenhop
    The US is in the midst of a barbecue boom. But as television programmes and restaurants celebrate mostly white pitmasters, are the cuisine's African-American roots being forgotten?... ...the Brantleys have enjoyed a great deal of success with their traditional St Louis-style barbecue. There are lines out the door, as well as accolades from both local and national media... But things aren't as good as they used to be. Daryle once had three locations and sold the sauce bottled at local supermarkets - today he only has the original shopfront. The decline happened as factory jobs left St Louis and the...
  • Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser

    08/24/2015 10:52:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    The Independant ^ | 8/24/15 | Jon Stone
    “Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don't assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work,” he tweeted. “Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping. “Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.”
  • 'Clean food' is a dangerous fad

    08/24/2015 10:43:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.spectator.co.uk ^ | 22 August 2015 | Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast
    The trendy nutritional advice that's more likely to make you ill than healthy The supermarket aisle has become a confusing place. It used to be full of recognisable items like cheese and butter; now you find yourself bamboozled by all manner of odd alternatives such as ‘raw’ hummus, wheat-free bread and murky juices. You have to stay pretty alert to make sure you pick up a pint of proper milk, rather than a soy-based alternative or one free from lactose. Supermarkets have become shrines to ‘clean eating’, a faith that promises happiness, healthiness and energy. Food is to be worshipped...
  • Ground Beef Contains Dangerous Bacteria, Study Finds

    08/24/2015 9:47:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    time.com ^ | 08-24-2015 12:05 PM ET | Alexandra Siffelin
    Store-bought ground beef often contains a variety of bacteria that can make humans sick and is resistant to the drugs used to treat it, according to new data from Consumer Reports. While most bacteria in meat can be killed when cooked correctly, many Americans prefer to eat their meat rare, putting them at a greater risk for illness—especially when the meat comes from conventionally raised cows, which are treated with antibiotics and hormones, according to a new Consumer Reports study. The study found that nearly 20% of ground beef in the U.S. tested from conventionally raised cows had bacteria resistant...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 33 AUGUST 21, 2015

    08/21/2015 12:55:47 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 99 replies
    freerepublic | 08/21/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • The 5 Things That Always Belong in a Food Care Package

    08/19/2015 9:56:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    The Kitchen ^ | 08/19/15 | Advice from The Kitchn
    When a friend or family member is sick, overwhelmed, homebound, or taking care of a new baby, we say what we can — So sorry. Thinking about you! — and then, because we know that won't make everything better, we do the next best thing: We bring them food. Food speaks for us when words fail, which is why putting together a thoughtful, personal food care package is one of the kindest things you can do for a struggling friend or loved one. We've thought a lot about what makes a great care package, and we finally think we've cracked...
  • Food labeling, Hollywood-style

    08/18/2015 3:19:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Joanna Lidback
    The first clue that Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know what she was talking about on Capitol Hill earlier this month came with the first words she spoke: “I’m here as a mother.” Apparently, the actress thinks that any mom can show up in Washington and hold a press conference that attracts lawmakers and the media. Memo to Ms. Paltrow: The rest of us moms don’t have that celebrity power. We haven’t won Oscar awards, assumed glamorous roles in the “Iron Man” movies, or married (let alone divorced) rock stars. But Ms. Paltrow has done all of these things so, of course,...
  • Southern diet may raise your risk of heart attack

    08/15/2015 1:21:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 124 replies
    AL.com ^ | 8/10/15 | American Heart Association
    If your dinner plate often includes fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls and sweet tea — your heart may not find it so tasty. Eating a Southern-style diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, according to research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. In a large-scale study that explored the relationship between dietary patterns and heart disease risk, researchers found that people who regularly ate traditional Southern fare — which they characterized as fried foods, fatty foods, eggs, processed meats, such as bacon and ham, organ meats like liver, and sugary drinks — were at a...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 32 AUGUST 14, 2015

    08/14/2015 1:49:08 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    FreeRepublic | 8/14/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 32 AUGUST 7,2015

    08/07/2015 2:57:56 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 66 replies
    freerepublic | 8/7/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 31 JULY 31, 2015

    07/31/2015 1:15:21 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 56 replies
    freerepublic | 7/31/20185 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Cilantro from Mexico suspected in intestinal parasite outbreak

    07/28/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.kcbd.com ^ | Updated: Jul 27, 2015 6:03 PM CST | By KCBD Staff
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An intestinal parasite outbreak that has been causing illness all across the state of Texas may have been caused by cilantro from the Puebla area of Mexico. The Texas Department of State Health Services has received reports of 205 cases caused by the parasite Cyclospora, including one here in Lubbock. An import alert from the FDA says, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health officials have identified annually recurring outbreaks (in 2012, 2013, and 2014) of cyclosporiasis in the United States which have been associated with fresh cilantro from the state...
  • Feces explosion in Mexican cilantro fields sparks partial import ban

    07/27/2015 1:15:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 217 replies
    national.suntimes.com ^ | Posted: 07/27/2015, 12:35pm | By Chad Merda
    There’s more than just cilantro in the growing fields in Mexico, and that’s caused the Food and Drug Administration to institute a partial import ban on it through August. The move comes after health officials found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields, which have been linked to hundreds of intestinal illnesses dating back to 2012. The FDA will focus on product coming from Puebla, and all of it will need to be manually inspected and certified before being allowed into the U.S. Cilantro from other parts of the country will need to have documentation proving it did not...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 30 JULY 24, 2015

    07/24/2015 1:28:56 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 64 replies
    freerepublic | 7/24/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • 7 American Barbecue Styles You're Insane for Overlooking (According to Yahoo)

    07/19/2015 7:04:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 42 replies
    Yahoo/Thrillist ^ | 7/16/15 | Dan Gentile
    For years, pitmasters outside of Texas turned a blind eye to the glory of an immaculately smoked brisket. Now brisket’s the darling of the BBQ world, which leaves room for more lesser-known regional BBQ delicacies to jump into the low-and-slow limelight. These seven old-school meats deserve new-school attention...
  • Palmetto mobile home park bans delivery of food donations

    07/18/2015 11:57:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    bradenton.com ^ | 7/18/2015 | RICHARD DYMOND
    PALMETTO -- At least one resident of a Manatee County mobile home park has been threatened with eviction if she continues to accept deliveries of food from a church food bank. There have been reports as many as 28 Carlyn Estates residents have received eviction threats for accepting food from a food pantry.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 29 JULY 17, 2015

    07/17/2015 12:52:33 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 91 replies
    free republic | 7/17/15 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/16/2015 12:36:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 53 replies
    Some time ago, I found a book about 'Gifts from a Jar' in the thrift store. Though I've never given a gift like this, one of the recipes has become a staple side dish for us. I sometimes use 1/2 cup of Golden Raisins that I've soaked in boiled water for a few minutes, instead of the cranberries and currants; and I rarely add the vegetable flakes because I don't usually have them around. Also, I frequently use toasted pine nuts instead of the almonds - they toast up very quickly in a small pan on top of the stove....
  • Stop Everything: There’s a New Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon and Is Better for You Than Kale

    07/16/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Time ^ | 07-16-2015 | Helen Regan
    Dulse seaweed: a new variety, when cooked, reportedly tastes like bacon ============================================================================================= The world's most perfect food may have just arrived! Researchers from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center say they’ve created and patented a new type of seaweed that has the potential to be sold commercially as the next big superfood. The reason? It tastes just like bacon, they claim. The bizarre but tasty creation is actually a new strain of red marine algae called dulse that is packed full of minerals and protein and looks like red lettuce. Dulse normally grows in the wild along the Pacific...
  • The USDA Doesn’t Want Us to Eat Lungs [HAGGIS BAN]

    07/16/2015 10:02:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    munchies.vice.com ^ | July 3, 2014 / 10:22 am | By Baylen Linnekin
    Earlier this week, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack met in Washington with representatives from the British government. Atop the list of issues UK environment secretary Owen Paterson was to bring up in his meeting with Vilsack is the continuing US ban on the sale of authentic Scottish haggis. Haggis, Scotland’s national dish, has been unavailable in the United States since 1971, when the USDA issued a succinct rule: “Livestock lungs shall not be saved for use as human food.” But sheep lungs are a key ingredient in haggis. The reasoning behind the USDA’s ban on lungs is generally couched in terms...
  • 10 Rotten Foods You Are Used To Eating

    07/16/2015 8:28:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.minq.com ^ | 07-15-2015 | Staff
    While we're taught that food that smells rotten should be thrown away, there are actually many foods that you eat whenever they've just started rotting. Of course, it's not pleasant to call these foods rotten, so we refer to them in different ways instead. Cheese Making cheese comes down to your ability to control rot. This is because milk is treated with bacteria and enzymes causing it to curdle. The curdles are then cut, formed and ripened into cheese. Stinkheads Another native Alaskan delicacy is what's known as stinkheads. These are King Salmon heads that have either been buried in...
  • YC-Backed Transcend Launches An Extra Efficient LED Light For Indoor Farmers

    07/15/2015 9:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    TechCrunch Daily ^ | July 8, 2015 | Christine Magee
    Transcend Lighting, one of the more unconventional startups accepted into Y Combinator’s latest cohort, is launching out of beta today to bring its energy-saving LED lights to indoor farmers everywhere. Founder Brian Bennett, an optical engineer by training, invented the first Transcend prototype after his father challenged him to build some LED lights for the family farm in upstate New York. When the lights he designed were successful, Bennett entered a business plan competition at Columbia, won some money to continue developing the idea, and was accepted into Y Combinator’s Spring 2015 class. “Farms today, generally speaking, use high pressure...
  • Arby’s responds to low-level vegetarian outrage with cheeky help line instead of caving

    07/14/2015 9:27:47 AM PDT · by wildwoodla · 86 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/13/15 | Mary Catherine Ham
    Arby's Flaunts Meaty Goodness With 'Vegetarian Support Hotline Arby’s poking a tiny bit of fun at a small group of overreacting vegetarians is what coexistence looks like. We can handle “We Have the Meats,” America.
  • Eat Bugs To Save The Planet

    07/12/2015 3:00:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 11, 2015 | Johnny Adamic
    We’re a month away from going over budget in using this year’s planetary resources. One way to balance our ecological books is to eat more insects. By mid-summer of each year, we use up the Earth. Known as Earth Overshoot Day, it’s the day, sometime in August, when our yearly demand for ecological resources exceeds how much the planet can replenish those resources for the year. Soon after August 15, this year, Earth will be operating on a deficit. All the while, the population of Earth is growing. It’s estimated there will be 9 billion people by 2050, an additional...
  • Free meals for all American students

    07/11/2015 11:22:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Monitor ^ | July 10, 2015 | Louise Butler, retired educator
    In 1946, President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act. Like the road to hell, it was paved with good intentions. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is now rife with fraud. Consider this: the NSLP currently serves 60 percent of all students in both public and private schools. We know that two-thirds of all Americans do not live at or below the 130 percent of the poverty level required for free school lunches. For every person who signs up for free and reduced lunch the school district gets extra benefits beyond the subsidy for the food itself. When...
  • Subway Is In Big Trouble -- Unrelated To Jared

    07/11/2015 6:20:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/10/15 | Jenny Che
    Subway has been struggling for some time, its health-oriented campaigns falling flat with consumers.... Subway is a privately held chain and does not post its profits. But according to the market research firm Technomic, sales dropped 3 percent in the U.S. last year, or around $400 million. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.....
  • Meet Sweetgreen -- the 'next Chipotle' Salads, rice and grain bowls have customers lining up

    07/10/2015 1:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    KOTA-TV ^ | July 10, 2015 | Heather Long
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - When Americans line up for salad, you know there must be something special about it. That's exactly what's happening at the hot new restaurant chain Sweetgreen. It is already being dubbed the "next Chipotle." Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 by three Georgetown University friends who had a simple vision: make healthy food yummy, affordable and fun. "Healthy food shouldn't just be for the top 1%," Jonathan Neman, one of the co-founders, told CNNMoney. He studied abroad in Australia and was frustrated when he returned to the U.S. and felt his affordable meal options were limited. Just...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 28 JULY 10, 2015

    07/10/2015 12:45:50 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | July 10,2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/08/2015 4:38:46 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 88 replies
    Busy week here, so I'm just posting a couple of links to Fancy Desserts. Please post your own favorite! Back in the 90s, I found this 'Chocolate Truffle Loaf with Raspberry Sauce' in a magazine ad. There are many versions of it now, but this one is the exact recipe I've used for years; it's not difficult, and makes an elegant, do-ahead dessert for a dinner party: http://www.kraftcanada.com/recipes/bakers-chocolate-truffle-loaf-84706 I once made an alligator cake for a kid's birthday party. It was made by using several pans of different shapes, and cutting the cake up to create the critter - I...
  • Can we finally roll back the school lunch program rules?

    07/08/2015 1:38:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), originally passed in 2010 and heartily endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama, is set to expire in September unless Congress acts to renew it. You may recall some of the details of that initiative including forcing all grains to be “whole grain rich” (whatever that means) and wiping out most of the salt in foods. Given the less then spectacular reception the program has received from schools – not to mention students – the GOP is looking at scaling back or at least modifying the rules. But The Hill was quick to characterize the...
  • Chinese Food Spared Shaw-Skank’s Husband’s Life

    07/05/2015 8:43:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2015 | Bruce Golding
    Shaw-skank prison worker Joyce “Tillie” Mitchell was reportedly dining on Chinese food when she decided not to help deliver two inmates to freedom. Mitchell had a “moment of clarity” while dining out with husband Lyle just hours before convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat sneaked out of Clinton Correctional Facility, a law-enforcement official told the Buffalo News. “They went out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant after work at the prison, and Joyce Mitchell had a realization that this was ­D-Day, and the fantasy she had been living for almost a year was now becoming a reality that included...
  • HEY! Got food? (Ridiculous 4th of July Vanity)

    07/04/2015 3:52:50 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    The kitchen, usually ^ | July 4, 2015 | me
    OK, posting a couple recipes in another thread and thought, maybe there are not enough food vanities. Hey, can't please everybody but if it helps ya out, that's good enough for me.
  • First Lady Brings ‘Let’s Move’ Message to Milan

    07/03/2015 8:13:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Milan last week as part of the ‘Let’s Move!’ Program to promote a “global dialogue about the future of our food system,” according to the LetsMove.gov blog. Mrs. Obama led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015 with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” where she shared the “successes of Let’s Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestyles” and “learned from other countries’ leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families.” “That’s why it’s so important...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 27 2015

    07/03/2015 1:39:09 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 94 replies
    free republic | 7/3/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    07/03/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    AFP ^ | July 3, 2015
    Nairobi (AFP) - President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month. "With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all the traditional food available," she said, speaking her Luo language through a translator on a visit to Nairobi. She tempted him with the offer of dishes including fish, chicken and maize porridge.
  • [March 27, 2015] March Hares Hopping on the Rabbit Bandwagon

    Rabbits aren't just for snuggling. They are, in fact, for eating. Though rabbit meat's last heyday (at least in the United States) was during World War II when most of the beef was shipped to troops overseas, the consumption of rabbit meat is again on the rise. While some might find the notion of eating something so cute quite difficult to stomach (Whole Foods' decision to start selling the white meat at select stores in 2014 was met with boycotts and protested by groups such as the House Rabbit Society), the meat has historically been embraced by different cultures and...
  • Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida

    06/30/2015 2:37:47 PM PDT · by illiac · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 6/30/15 | AP
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot. Panama City police say 33-year-old Caleb Joshua Halley was working at Buddy's Seafood Market last Tuesday when he and a co-worker, 26-year-old Orlando Thompson, began arguing about how much spice to add to the restaurant's gumbo.
  • Calories Don’t Count At State Fairs, Right?

    06/27/2015 7:35:20 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    wsj ^ | 26 June 2015 | MICHELLE HACKMAN
    the Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb, an 8-ounce brisket infused with jalapeńo cheese wrapped in bacon and smoked into a ball. It will contend with 14 other items, including deep-fried nacho balls and Golden Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly on-a-Stick, for the Iowa State Fair’s top honor...] ...In Minnesota, which hosts the largest state fair in the nation by daily attendance, new offerings include Asian flavors, as in the Kimchi ’n’ Curry Poutine and Indian Frites, as well as a vanilla ice-cream sundae drizzled with Sriracha sauce.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 26 JUNE 26, 2015

    06/26/2015 1:14:22 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 45 replies
    freerepublic | 6/26/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Meet The Startup That Wants To Make Vertical Farming Mainstream

    06/22/2015 7:17:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Co.Exist ^ | April 7, 2015 | Adele Peters
    A vacant steel factory in Newark is turning into the world's largest-producing vertical farm. After it begins running later this year, the farm's indoor system of modular, stacked trays will grow around 2 million pounds of baby greens annually. The $30 million building will be the headquarters of AeroFarms, a company that has been developing vertical farm tech for the last decade. But the company sees the project as just the beginning—and hopes to build 25 farms in the next five years. AeroFarms already has eight smaller farms and five in the pipeline. "This isn't about one farm, this is...
  • UK Government-backed scientific model flags risk of civilisation’s collapse by 2040

    06/22/2015 6:05:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Medium ^ | June 19, 2015 | Dr. Nafeez Ahmed
    New scientific models supported by the British governmentÂ’s Foreign Office show that if we donÂ’t change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a combination of climate change, water scarcity, energy crisis, and political instability. Before you panic, the good news is that the scientists behind the model donÂ’t believe itÂ’s predictive. The model does not account for the reality that people will react to escalating crises by changing behavior and policies. But even so, itÂ’s a sobering wake-up call, which shows that business-as-usual guarantees the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it: our current...
  • Pot edibles manufacturing plant opens in Salinas (California)

    06/20/2015 8:41:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KSBW-TV ^ | June 19, 2015 | Brynne Whittaker
    SALINAS, Calif. —Altai Brands has set up shop in northern Salinas to make and distribute medical marijuana products despite the fact that medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal in the city. The company found a legal loophole because they're not actually growing or selling the pot there. "This is a manufacturing business that is going above and beyond to assure safety and security," Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane said. Altai Brands is housed in a warehouse off Quail Run Circle. Large batches up pot-infused chocolate are made there and sent to dispensaries around the state. The warehouse is in McShane's district,...
  • Opinion: 3D printing could fundamentally change our relationship with food

    06/19/2015 5:38:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | June 18, 2015 | Sylvain Charlebois, Special to Montreal Gazette
    A few weeks ago, Londoners were able to eat at the world’s first 3D printed, pop-up restaurant. In early June, a German-based company introduced the word’s first plug-and-play food printer, which may be ready for shipping as early as 2016. With the lowering cost to produce this technology, making it increasingly accessible, 3D printing could fundamentally change our relationship with food. Simply put, the process uses ingredients to generate three-dimensional meals by placing layers of compounded food on top of each other. Since 2012, the food industry has used this technology to produce ubiquitous products like candy, chocolate, pizza, noodles...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 25 JUNE 19, 2015

    06/19/2015 12:32:09 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 108 replies
    freerepublic | 6/19/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • McDonald's to shrink in US, 1st time in decades

    06/18/2015 5:54:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | June 18, 2015 | Candice Choi
    The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking. McDonald's plans to close more restaurants in the U.S. than it opens this year, according to the world's biggest hamburger chain. That hasn't happened since at least 1970, according to an Associated Press review of McDonald's regulatory filings. Becca Hary, a McDonald's spokeswoman, declined to provide a specific figure but said the reduction would be "minimal" compared with its total of about 14,300 U.S....