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Time for Tomatoes

Time for Tomatoes
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0 It’s about 10 weeks to last frost here in zone 7. So if you live near me, then it’s time to start your tomato and pepper seedlings. This year, I’m trying five  new varieties… two big beefsteak heirlooms called Country Taste, and Grandma’s Pick; a medium-sized orange variety called Moonglow that’s supposed to be
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Even More Recent Food Neologisms

Even More Recent Food Neologisms
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0 A LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEWER WORDS AND PHRASES RELATED TO FOOD AND EATING. haloodie n. A person who has an ardent interest in halal food. [halal + foodie] bliss point n. The specific concentration of salt, sugar, or fat that makes a food maximally tasty. food forest n. A garden that includes mostly food-producing plants, particularly fruit
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Recent Food Neologisms

Recent Food Neologisms
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0 A look at some of the newer words and phrases about food. pink slime n. An industrial meat byproduct consisting of compressed low quality beef trimmings treated with ammonia gas and used as a filler for ground beef. 100-foot diet n. A diet that consists mostly or exclusively of food grown in one’s garden. pollotarian n. A
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Jamie Gets a Surprise

Jamie Gets a Surprise
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0 So, in this clip of Jamie Oliver’s new television show, he demonstrates to the kids how processed foods are supposed to be awful and terrible. He cuts up a chicken, removing all the normal chicken parts, and is left with a carcass. He tosses it into a food processor and turns the carcass into
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Sorry for the lack of updates…

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0 I’ve been completely distracted with buying a new house. If any of you have had to deal with a short sale, especially with Bank of America, I feel for you. We put our offer in on a house in June — an offer about $10k more than the asking price. And we waited, and
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Recent Food Neologisms

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0 A look at some of the new words and phrases about food. Foodoir n. A memoir that includes recipes or that is focused on food, meals, or cooking. [Blend of food and memoir.] Whole Foods Republicans n. “Independent-minded voters who embrace a progressive lifestyle but not progressive politics. These highly-educated individuals appreciate diversity and
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Talk about wretched excess.

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0 Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich apparently dropped $47,221 to cover lunch for a party of six at a New York restaurant last week. Most of the cost came from seven bottles of wine, $5k each. Note the automatic 20% gratuity added at the end. (via buzzfeed and serious eats)        

Roasted Turkey — An Old-Fashioned Method

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0 So my tivo likes to record random episodes of Cook’s Illustrated‘s Cook’s Country for me, and one I happened to watch this weekend inspired me to give it a try… larded turkey. Larding is an old fashioned method of cooking large pieces of meat, back in the days when ovens didn’t have thermostats, and
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