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  • Kale joins the ranks of the 'Dirty Dozen' pesticide list

    03/20/2019 4:47:22 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    MSN 'News' ^ | March 20, 2019 | Denise Powell
    Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this year, respectively, followed by kale. Since 2004, the group -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization -- has annually ranked pesticide contamination in popular fruits and vegetables for its Shopper's Guide, noting those with the highest and lowest concentration of pesticides after being washed or peeled....
  • Justice Ginsburg Planning to Skip Trump's Speech to Congress

    02/28/2017 4:08:42 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 73 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 02/28/2017 | Greg Stohr
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  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/28/2016 8:29:58 AM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 73 replies
    One of the most interesting food writers I’ve encountered, and an American Treasure, is John Thorne, who for many years produced a snail-mail newsletter called ‘Simple Cooking’. The newsletter doesn’t seem to be produced anymore, but fortunately we have the many books that he and his wife Matt Lewis have published. These are just delightful books to read, even if you aren’t going to cook any of the recipes in them:"I remember that one of Thorne’s newsletters contained a recipe for ‘Puffed Wild Rice’, which was suggested as a snack, a topping for salad, or even an addition to...
  • Entire State of Louisiana Loses Its Collective Mind Over ‘Healthy’ Gumbo Recipe

    09/24/2016 6:38:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 141 replies
    grubstreet ^ | 09/14/2016 | Chris Crowley
    <p>Sensing an opportunity to show that they can be just as angry about their classic dishes as Italians, Louisianians experienced a collective meltdown after a recipe video for “healthy” gumbo went viral. Posted by a Disney internet account, the offending video was perhaps meant to corrupt innocent youth as it attributed the recipe to Princess Tiana of the popular New Orleans–set The Princess and the Frog — giving it a veneer of legitimacy.</p>
  • Obama's new health craze: Baseball fans should eat kale; rarely hot dogs

    07/31/2013 6:37:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 30, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    President Obama used the 2012 World Series-winning San Francisco Giants as his backdrop late Monday to call on baseball fans to eat vegan at games and for stadiums to offer kale, eggplant and strawberries. ...., calling it something "close to first lady Michelle Obama's heart — encouraging healthy eating." But Obama isn't demanding an all-vegan diet at the park. "Even Michelle would say it's okay to have a hotdog once in awhile, though. I don't want everybody to get carried away and think they have to have kale every time they go to the ballpark."
  • Kyra Sedgwick loses finger tip while chopping kale

    07/02/2013 5:32:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    UPI ^ | July 1, 2013
    NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Kyra Sedgwick's husband Kevin Bacon announced via WhoSay the U.S. actress sliced off the top of one of her fingers while chopping kale in the kitchen. Bacon posted photos of the 47-year-old former "Closer" star with bloody gauze on her hand before she saw a doctor, then a giant bandage on her finger after she was treated for the injury, reported. "Kale isn't always healthy ... if you chop the end of your finger off," Bacon wrote in his online message during the weekend. "My baby is fine. All good. Still can't find...
  • Hi-Ho, the Derry-O ... Michelle O goes shopping

    09/18/2009 6:11:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 141 replies · 6,573+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 18 sep 2009 | Dana Milbank
    Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do? Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon: The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with...
  • Dark, Leafy Greens Help Shield Eyes from Cataracts

    12/03/2004 10:10:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 696+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/04 | Alison McCook - Reuters Health
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research provides further evidence that substances in kale, spinach and other green vegetables help protect aging eyes from cataracts. In an experiment, investigators found that human eye cells treated with antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin showed less damage after being exposed to ultraviolet rays, the sunlight ingredient considered a major contributor to cataracts. Cataracts occur when proteins in the eye's lens begin to clump together, forming a milky cloud that obscures vision. Currently, around 20 million Americans have cataracts, and research suggests that the more sunlight you are exposed to in life, the greater...