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  • Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?

    03/28/2015 8:38:22 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    ScienceDaily.com ^ | 03/27/2015 | Princeton University
    A new study found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas savings. Shrinking the amount of food that people and livestock eat decreases the amount of carbon dioxide that they breathe out or excrete as waste. The reduction in food available for consumption, rather than any inherent fuel efficiency, drives the decline in carbon dioxide emissions in government models, the researchers found."Without reduced food consumption, each of the models would estimate that biofuels generate more emissions than gasoline,"
  • Nearly 100 Get Food Poisoning; (Philadelphia) Officials Won't Say From What

    03/27/2015 1:42:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/27/2015 | Associated Press
    A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated. Philly.com reported Friday ( http://bit.ly/1HQbZYs ) that dozens of lawyers and law students became sick after a Feb. 27 feast at Joy Tsin Lau in the city's Chinatown. Some said they were bedridden and others had to seek medical attention after becoming sick, but the owner said her restaurant didn't cause it.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 13 MARCH 27, 2015

    03/27/2015 1:25:20 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 71 replies
    freerepublic | 12/27/2015 | 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...
  • Tim Hortons’ owner in talks over possible $40-billion deal to buy Kraft

    03/25/2015 3:09:09 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | OLIVIA ORAN
    Kraft Foods Group Inc, maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, is in talks to be acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. 3G teamed up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc to acquire Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2-billion two years ago. 3G is now expected to merge Kraft with Heinz if it clinches a deal.
  • Millbrae Chinese Restaurant Catches Yelper in Lie

    03/25/2015 4:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/25/2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Millbrae's Wonderful Chinese Restaurant has video footage that disputes one Yelper's written complaint. According to Eater SF, a Yelp member from San Bruno named Dan W. wrote that Wonderful would not seat him and awarded the restaurant one star. The review, since removed, reportedly said, "It's not that classy of a place, but they wouldn't seat me." The restaurant posted a video called "Lying Yelp Reviewer Caught by Wonderful Chinese Restaurant" to YouTube Monday showing the man entering the front door, lingering for just over 30 seconds, talking to no one, and leaving. Wonderful also posted a response to Dan...
  • Lombardy, the new Caspian for caviar

    03/25/2015 7:37:32 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 18 replies
    Calvisano (Italy) (AFP) - With pools 85 times the size of the nearby pitches where Rugby Calvisano plays, the company Agro Ittica Lombarda is putting this northern Italian town on the map again -- as the world's top caviar producer. The story began in the late 1970s, when the town's steel mill teamed up with a Californian biologist to use the heat generated by the mill to warm pools to raise sturgeons, whose eggs are used to make the salty delicacy. The world's most prized caviar comes from wild sturgeon in the Caspian Sea. Agro Ittica was the first sturgeon...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/19/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 85 replies
    This week, we have Savory, with Fruit! (Heads-up, pugmama!) I've never been a very fancy cook, though I do enjoy making food pretty and presentable and will go to some lengths for that. Otherwise, I'm into 'comfort' foods. But I greatly enjoy having something very different and unusual from time to time; and some of my favorites have been dishes that are savory, but include a sweet element, usually fruit. I once vacationed with friends who came from a restaurant background, and eating with them was always a great experience - always something unexpected and never before encountered. About 25...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 12, MARCH 20, 2015

    03/20/2015 12:49:03 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 233 replies
    freerepublic | 3/20/2015 | 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...
  • Michigan Senate passes bill allowing 3 bake sales per week in public schools

    03/19/2015 10:21:04 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Kyle Feldscher
    LANSING -- The Michigan Senate passed a bill allowing up to three fundraising bake sales in public schools per week, providing a way around federal health standards that banned them. brownies. State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton Township, introduced Senate Bill 109, which passed 36-1, with one senator excused from voting. Colbeck said Boy Scouts in his district asked him why the state banned bake sales in schools. After looking into it further, he realized Michigan had not approved exemptions from the federal Smart Snacks in School standards that disqualify most bake sale items. "(This bill is a) common sense change...
  • Ramen Yokocho Fest Is Here Again, This Time With a Ramen Championship

    03/17/2015 9:15:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/17 | AMY SCATTERGOOD
    Forget the possible heat and inevitable crowds, it's time for another edition of the Ramen Yokocho fest. The massive noodlepalooza is coming to Santa Anita Park on the weekend of March 28-29, and this time the Ramen Yokocho Assn. is not only bringing you 11 ramen-yas but, for the first time, they're holding a ramen championship. When you buy a ticket, you'll also be given a ballot so that you can vote for your favorite ramen. Only the U.S. ramen shops are eligible (the Japanese shops are considered guests), thus seven of the 11 shops are in the running to...
  • Fat Country (Western Food Not Solely Responsible for China’s Expanding Waistline)

    03/17/2015 8:34:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-3-17 | Li Lin
    Not healthier than Western foodBian Huawei, head nutritionist at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, said that it was a common misconception that Chinese food was healthier than Western food. In a November 2013 tencent.com report, Bian noted that although traditional Chinese food uses fewer animal fats compared to most Western dishes, many Chinese restaurants nowadays use excessive quantities of oil and salt to make dishes more flavorful. "Most cooking methods used in Chinese cuisine, such as deep-frying and roasting, use an excessive amount of oil," said Bian. "Even for the dishes that are cooked in a healthier...
  • Eating 3 Square Meals A Day Is Actually Racist

    03/17/2015 6:38:47 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 33 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 3/04/2015 | Kiera Butler
    Full headline: Huh? Mother Jones Explains Why Eating 3 Square Meals A Day is Actually Racist.According to an essay by Mother Jones Senior Editor Kiera Butler, eating three meals a day is “anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick.” Butler’s astounding proclamation that three square meals is “racist” is supported by her interview with Historian Abigail Carroll, who wrote the book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal: When European settlers got to America, they also imported their meal habits: a light meal—maybe cold mush and radishes—in the morning, a heavier, cooked one midday, and a third...
  • Wasabi Kit Kats, Tuna Doritos, and 10 More Weird Snacks You Can Only Find in Japan

    03/14/2015 10:09:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | Allison Barretta
    Japan is the de facto world capital of odd flavors for popular American snacks. From 'salty watermelon' to 'clam chowder' here are 12 flavors of Pepsi, Doritos, and more too wacky to dream up if you tried.Wasabi Kit Kats? Tuna Mayonnaise Doritos? Cucumber Pepsi? No, these aren't the results of manatee idea balls (we think). These Franken-snacks actually exist (or have existed) for public consumption in Japan. Although other countries in Asia, like Taiwan, have their own interpretations of Western-style snack foods, the de facto world capital of odd flavors is considered to be the Land of the Rising Sun....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 11, MARCH 13, 2015

    03/13/2015 12:27:32 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 126 replies
    freerepublic | 3/13/2015 | 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...
  • After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu

    03/12/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:54am EDT | By Tova Cohen and Eric Auchard
    TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT, March 12 (Reuters) - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation which hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter. The foundation's co-founder Shir Friedman hopes to have produced "a recipe for how to culture chicken cells" by the end of the...
  • How a Stroke at 25 Inspired a Life Change for Blogger of the Week, 'The Domestic Man' [Leviticus 19]

    03/10/2015 8:44:57 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Yahoo Food ^ | 3/09/2015 | Rachel Tepper
    At 25, Russ Crandall was the picture of health. In 2005, the Navy translator—fluent in Russian and Indonesian—was so fit that he was often enlisted to whip out-of-shape recruits into, well, shape. And then, out of the blue, everything changed. "I had a stroke, and my body just stopped working the way I was expecting," the force behind paleo blog The Domestic Man told Yahoo Food. “The doctors couldn’t figure out why. They were like, ‘Figure out how to write again. Figure out how to walk.’” Within six months, Crandall had relearned both—he credits the speedy recovery to his youth...
  • Working Strategies: Complete this sentence: 'My job is a tool for ... '

    03/08/2015 8:12:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-8-15 | amy lindgren
    Last week I had the opportunity to interact with the listeners of a daily radio program when I was a guest on "MPR News with Kerri Miller" Our topic for the hour was "My Job is a Tool for ... " with the challenge to listeners to complete the sentence with the reasons why they work. The question itself is rooted in a principle I use as a bedrock for my career counseling practice, which is that jobs aren't -- or shouldn't be -- ends in themselves, but are tools that help us achieve goals we hold. Over the years,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issue) Thread

    03/07/2015 1:52:01 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    Black Eye Peas - and Cilantro! When I was growing up, we always had black-eye peas on New Year's Day, a tradition from my Southern Granny. But we had them throughout the year as well, and I grew to like them very much. I found this Sara Moulton recipe for Black-Eye Pea Cakes with Salsa Mayonnaise many years ago, and it's become a favorite. I think it was my first introduction to cilantro; they say one either loves or hates cilantro, and I'm one of the lovers. Sometimes, if I don't want the mess of frying, I make these a...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 10 MARCH 6, 2015

    03/06/2015 12:47:33 PM PST · by greeneyes · 100 replies
    freerepublic | 3/6/2015 | 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...
  • Nova Scotia aquaculture fish killed by superchilled water

    03/05/2015 11:50:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 03, 2015 3:15 PM AT | Staff
    Cooke Aquaculture sites in Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour, Jordan Bay reporting mortalities Fish at three aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia have died and a so-called superchill is suspected, the provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture said Tuesday. Cooke Aquaculture's sites in the Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour and Jordan Bay are reporting mortalities, officials said. A fish health veterinarian visited the Annapolis Basin and Shelburne Harbour sites and is expected to visit the Jordan Bay site in the next few days to investigate the cause of death, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said in a statement. "Our provincial fish health...
  • Impossible to Resist: Addictive Food Report

    02/28/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | February 25, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    If you feel like it is impossible to put certain foods down, there could be a reason. A new report is naming some of the most addictive foods and explaining why they are so hard to resist. According to the Huffington Post, the following foods are among the most addictive: pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, and ice cream. The report shows foods that cause the most mental distress and physical discomfort are highly processed, as well as high in added fats and sugars. Food is not currently classified as an addiction, but experts say it can impact how you feel.
  • Michelle Obama Takes Credit for Food ‘Culture Change’

    02/27/2015 3:39:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 26, 2015 | Darlene Superville (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity, but as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts the first lady also warned that the progress is “incredibly fragile.” That’s because special interests “whose first priority is not our kids’ health” are “waiting for us to get complacent or bored and move on to the next trendy issue,” Mrs. Obama said at an annual health summit. She cited the fight over a recent child nutrition law as an example.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 9 FEBRUARY 27, 2015

    02/27/2015 12:35:01 PM PST · by greeneyes · 96 replies
    freerepublic | 2/27/2015 | 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...
  • Read This For Cancer Treatment (and prevention)

    02/26/2015 6:45:15 AM PST · by Yaelle · 56 replies
    Vegetable Pharm ^ | 02/12/15 | Tim Steele
    I am so sorry but perhaps copying paragraphs is not allowed on his blog because I can't grab some. What we are talking about is a good decent layman explanation of the newest cancer studies, incorporating just what our gut bugs, I.e. Our immune system (pretty much the same thing, as will be explained), will do to help you fight cancer. The most important thing for cancer patients to take away from this post is that before you undergo chemotherapy, you need gut bacteria testing. The makeup of your gut biome, if good, will allow the chemo to kill the...
  • Time to Uncork Beer and Wine Reforms

    02/24/2015 8:52:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/22/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    The Office of Regulatory Reinvention granted permission to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to open a review of alcohol control rules. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy weighed in on two (beer and wine) of them today. The Mackinac Center has long had an interest in the state’s beer and wine rules because they, among other things, raise the cost of beer and wine in the state while enriching a handful of crony capitalists. One study indicates that these rules may raise the cost of beer and wine by 6.4 percent to 30 percent, depending on the price. The rules...
  • New US Diet Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar

    02/23/2015 7:05:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | HealthDay
    Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat. Lay off the salt shaker. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies. And don't worry about having an egg and an extra cup of coffee with your breakfast. These are the conclusions of the advisory panel that helps shape America's official dietary guidelines, and they appear to be about the same as they were back in 2010, the last time the guidelines were updated, dietitians say. "What's good about the report is that much of it is reinforcing what we saw...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 8 FEBRUARY 20, 2015

    02/20/2015 12:51:08 PM PST · by greeneyes · 184 replies
    freerepublic | 2/20/2015 | 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...
  • RECIPE: Scott Walker Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup

    02/18/2015 2:43:55 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | 16 FEBRUARY 2015 | AMELIA HAMILTON
    SCOTT WALKER WISCONSIN BEER CHEESE SOUP What You’ll Need: • 3/4 cup butter • 1/2 cup diced celery • 1/2 cup diced carrots • 1/2 cup diced onion • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth • 5 ounces shredded cheddar cheese • 5 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (it’s a lot of cheese, but this is Wisconsin!) • 1 (12 ounce) can or bottle of beer — preferably Wisconsin beer such as Spotted Cow • Milk to taste • Salt and pepper to...
  • Climate change hampering world food production, say scientists (a 'food for thought' thread 8-?)

    02/16/2015 5:20:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/15 | Jean-Louis Santini - AFP
    San José (United States) (AFP) - The acceleration in climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population, researchers at an annual science conference said. According to scientists, food production will have to be doubled over the next 35 years to feed a global population of nine billion people in 2050, compared with seven billion today. Feeding the world "is going to take some changes in terms of minimizing climate disruption," said Jerry Hatfield, director at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment....
  • Dunkin’ Donuts makes ‘croissant donut’ permanent

    02/14/2015 2:11:13 PM PST · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2-12-15 | Jack Newsham
    Not even two years after being rolled out by the New York baker Dominique Ansel, the cronut -- that’s a doughnut made with croissant dough, for those who might have been living under a rock -- has gone mainstream. Dunkin’ Donuts, the Canton-based breakfast food franchise, said Wednesday that it would make the “croissant donut” a permanent addition to its menu. (“Cronut” is a trademarked term.) Since introducing the item in November, Dunkin’ said it has sold 8.5 million of them, with about 3.9 million sold since mid-December, according to past news releases.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 7 FEB. 13, 2015

    02/13/2015 1:01:56 PM PST · by greeneyes · 90 replies
    freerepublic | Feb. 13., 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 return of the egg? New dietary guidelines may downplay cholesterol risks

    02/11/2015 2:26:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    FOX News ^ | 02-11-2015 | Staff
    Eating a whole egg, yolks and all, has gotten a bad reputation over the years, but new dietary guidelines may send egg white-only omelets by the wayside. The recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which are now under review, are expected to downplay the importance of lowering cholesterol intake. The most recent set of guidelines in 2010 recommended consuming less than 300 milligrams per day of dietary cholesterol, which is about the amount in one egg. In the coming weeks, the committee is expected to release the report for use by the Agriculture and Health and Human Services Departments...
  • Michelle Obama's Self-Serving "Cheese Dust" Disdain

    02/11/2015 5:02:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Before the nation's Food Nanny guilt-trips you into ditching boxed dinners on a frazzled night, know this: The first lady profited from cheese dust before she was against it. In the new issue of Cooking Light magazine, Michelle Obama takes another sanctimonious stand against processed foods. The occasion of this latest hectoring is a month-long celebration of the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move initiative. This time, she spins a slickly crafted tale of how her former personal chef challenged daughter Malia several years ago to turn a block of cheese into powder. "She sat there for 30 minutes trying...
  • Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize.

    02/10/2015 1:07:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Inside Science ^ | February 3, 2015 | Joel N. Shurkin
    Let's pretend it is 56 B.C. and you have been fortunate enough to be invited to a party at the home of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a great social coup. Piso, after all, was Julius Caesar's father-in-law and a consul of Rome. What's for dinner? You need to prepare for pig. Archaeologists studying the eating habits of ancient Etruscans and Romans have found that pork was the staple of Italian cuisine before and during the Roman Empire. Both the poor and the rich ate pig as the meat of choice, although the rich, like Piso, got better cuts, ate meat...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 6 FERUARY 6, 2015

    02/06/2015 12:32:13 PM PST · by greeneyes · 93 replies
    freerepublic | 2/06/2015 | 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. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Weekly Cooking(and things related)Thread

    02/05/2015 4:15:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 117 replies
    I thought it appropriate to start with Appetizers :-) Meals made up of a lot of small, different things are my favorites; I'm very happy at potlucks, or restaurants with wide and diverse appetizer menus. Appetizers are among my favorite things to cook. I found this recipe over 30 years ago - I think it was in a Junior League cookbook. At the time it was very new to me but I learned later that ladies had been making these for decades, for cocktail or bridge parties. There are lots of variations. Some people just don't like olives; but usually,...
  • New McDonald’s ad campaign: You’d humiliate yourself for three bucks’ worth of fast food

    02/05/2015 6:35:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 4, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Could the act of ordering a “McMuffin” be less dignified than it already is? Yep, says Kate Batchelder. Significantly less.
  • Introducing the spaghetti sandwich - the latest culinary creation [snip]

    02/03/2015 1:07:26 AM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 February 2015 | Tamara Abraham
    Last year it was all about the ramen burger. But one month into 2015 and New York already has a new It sandwich. M. Wells Dinette, the French-Canadian restaurant at MoMA's PS1 outpost in Long Island City, has been selling up to 100 of its $13 spaghetti sandwiches per day since it was listed on the menu a week ago. The dish sees spaghetti in a tomato-garlic sauce take the place of a patty. The noodles are mixed with pecorino cheese then coated in egg and baked in a blini pan to hold them together.
  • Fields of Gold: GMO-Free Crops Prove Lucrative for Farmers

    02/03/2015 2:05:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02 Feb 2015 | Jacob Bunge
    Last spring, for the first time in 20 years, Indiana farmer Jim Benham planted his fields entirely with soybean seeds that hadn’t been genetically modified to withstand herbicides. It wasn’t because the 63-year-old suddenly had embraced the anti-GMO movement. Instead, he was drawn to a nearly 14% per-bushel premium for non-GMO soybeans offered by a local grain terminal, which sells them to Asian feed processors. Mr. Benham is among a small but growing number of Midwestern farmers moving away from biotech seeds developed by Monsanto Co. , DuPont Co. and other companies in response to lower crop prices over the...
  • Food Politics Is The New Christian Asceticism

    02/02/2015 5:08:56 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 81 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 2, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Food is one issue that unites the far left and the Christian right in America. This hasn’t always been the case but in the last decade the Christian right has begun to embrace the radical food politics of the left. For Christians it has become a new form of asceticism. Paul tells us in 1 Tim 4:1-4: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to...
  • It’s Pork Over Beef in America for First Time Since 1952 [Link Only]

    02/03/2015 9:33:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 2, 2015 | Megan Durisin
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-03/it-s-pork-over-beef-in-america-for-first-time-since-1952
  • Preview of the Weekly Cooking (and things related) Thread

    02/01/2015 5:22:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 121 replies
    Well, I have accepted the challenge, and this is a preview of the New Cooking (and things related) Thread. I'll post a tried-and-true recipe each week, on Friday evening; and I hope we generate lots of Good Cookin'! I'd like it to also include recommendations of kitchen-ways - equipment that people find useful, techniques from Old Folks and Old Days, and new-fangled stuff, as well. (As an example: The Husband Unit and I have a bet on the Super Bowl, and if my team wins I get to buy one of those little counter-top ovens that are run on tea-light...
  • Muslims Using Food Stamps Demand Food Meets Islamic Requirements

    01/31/2015 8:46:29 AM PST · by Baynative · 52 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | 1/30/15 | Clark Holmes
    Muslim imports in Minneapolis are now demanding a tax-funded “halal” non-pork food shelf at a free food pantry for the poor. As if it’s not bad enough that nearly all the “American” Muslims who have joined ISIS have been Somalis from Minneapolis, their relatives here are demanding that Americans adhere to the same Sharia Laws the Islamic State fighters are trying to impose throughout the Middle East.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 5 JAN 30, 2015

    01/30/2015 12:38:35 PM PST · by greeneyes · 132 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 30, 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. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Chemists find a way to unboil eggs

    01/26/2015 2:39:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    phys.org ^ | 01/26/2015 | Janet Wilson
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return...
  • Post buys Lakeville-based MOM Brands for $1.15 billion

    01/26/2015 9:56:49 AM PST · by DakotaGator · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 26, 2015 | Mike Hughlett
    Post Holdings will buy Lakeville-based MOM Brands for $1.15 billion, combining the nation’s third and fourth largest breakfast cereal makers. The deal, announced Monday morning, will give publicly traded Post a presence in the growing bagged cereal and hot cereal businesses, two of MOM Brands’ strongholds. Privately-owned MOM Brands, which has a big cereal plant in Northfield, is known for its Malt-O-Meal brand. The 95-year-old company has grown steadily over the past 15 years, particularly capturing share in the low-price or “value” segment of the cold cereal business.
  • Doctor Dad SLAPS DOWN Busybody Teacher Over Daughter’s Sack Lunch

    01/25/2015 4:04:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 24, 2015 | Eric Owens
    A Kirksville, Mo. doctor righteously and very satisfyingly slapped down a substitute teacher after she sent a note home condemning the lunch his second-grade daughter had brought to school. The doctor and mad dad is Justin Puckett, reports ABC News. As Puckett — who is certified in obesity medicine — later observed to the principal at the school, the teacher and a cafeteria worker didn’t see the whole lunch. Sure, they saw a pickle, a bag of marshmallows, some Ritz crackers and four tiny chocolate bars. Importantly, what the sub and the lunch lady missed were four pieces of ham...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 4 JANUARY 23, 2015

    01/23/2015 12:30:55 PM PST · by greeneyes · 90 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 23, 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. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Obama brushing off Netanyahu because ‘protocol,’ but he’ll make time for THIS luminary [photo]

    01/22/2015 11:17:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/22/15
    When the Israeli PM travels to D.C. in March to address Congress, he apparently won’t be sitting down with the president who thinks he’s in charge of Congress:
  • Dangerous bee hives provide rich harvest of honey

    01/21/2015 10:03:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Shar Porier
    MCNEAL — Once it housed soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca, then it was moved to McNeal and was filled with the sounds of happy feet dancing and the chattering of ladies at coffee cloches. Now abandoned, there are new inhabitants that really are no fun — killer bees. The irritable, six-legged flying pollinators have been in the building on Frontier Road for a number of years, tending huge honeycombs and creating problems for those who walk their dogs, ride horses or just take a morning stroll. If one puts out nectar for the hummingbirds and orioles in spring within the...