Monthly Archives: February 2015

Carbon Footprints

Not True! Today in the online magazine Slate I read this: “Current evidence shows that the average U.S. diet has a larger environmental impact in terms of increased [greenhouse gas] emissions, land use, water use, and energy use,” reads the … Continue reading

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If It’s Easy, You’re Probably Doing It Right

Life is perpetuated by the energy of the sun. Every living thing, even creatures that dwell in deep caves in the bowels of the Earth rely on something coming into that cave from the outside, thus bringing the energy to … Continue reading

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I Was So Misled

For most of my life, right up until I started reading “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes, I believed like most people that a person had to eat fruit and vegetables in order to stay healthy. Now that I … Continue reading

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Cooking Vacation

It never occurred to me that I could take a vacation and learn how to cook something. This morning in the Washington Post I read about a day camp for smokers–beef and pork smokers. Smoking meats was the second thing … Continue reading

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How It All Began

I love to cook. I love to cook things that lots of people don’t even realize that you can cook for yourself. I make my own salad dressings, like ranch and Russian. I make my own mayonnaise, yogurt, bacon, corned … Continue reading

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Enough, With the Doom and Gloom

And now, for a little light reading… The past few days have been very heavy information days. With the new government dietary advice coming out, and that advice not being one hundred percent in agreement with the advice that I … Continue reading

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It Is A Matter Of Life And Death

It really is a matter of life and death, I am not being too shrill. I am reading Gary Taubes’ book “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and the current chapter is discussing the likelihood that diabetes and metabolic syndrome are precursors … Continue reading

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