I am currently on vacation in the mountains of central Washington State. Our house for the week is nestled between pear orchards, creeks, and towering mountains.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
When are we going to get the picture? Stop eating the fucking industrial meat people!
The store that makes us all feel really good while shopping, Whole Foods, has just issued a massive recall on several of its Beef products. Whole foods is not the only store to issue a recall on beef, several supermarkets across the country have responded to the recall by overall craptastic Nebraska Beef bringing the total to over 1.2 million pounds of beef.
One reason is politics. Ben Nelson, the distinguished Senator from Nebraska, received a few bucks from them, $14,000+ in 2006 alone. Nelson also sent about $7 million in tax breaks to Nebraska Beef while he was Governor in 1998.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
"Diabetes Diet Myth 3: Carbohydrates Are Bad."
Carbohydrates have the greatest effect on blood glucose levels, which is why you are asked to monitor how much carbohydrate you eat when following a diabetes diet."
"The increase in the internal energy of a system is equal to the amount of energy added by heating the system, minus the amount lost as a result of the work done by the system on its surroundings."
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Every four months I get a couple weeks to chill, Acupuncture school is 3 years, 9 semesters, and the 2-3 week breaks we get are never quite as long as I want them to be. That said, they do afford me the opportunity to catch up on Top Chef.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Dare you come down here with me? It is all starting to come clear. But it is a complicated picture.
That bastion of hope for local food systems, community food production and dinner table eating, Slow Foods International, have completed plans for their first major American Event, Slow Food Nation '08. It will take place in San Francisco from Aug. 29th - Sept. 1st. With a tasting pavillion, a community marketplace, various talking events, music and more, San Francisco will be alight with tasty local food.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Anybody who has had a conversation with me in the last month knows that I am on a crusade to vilify refined sugar and flour. I am working on eliminating these elements from my own diet, and I am telling anyone who will listen to do the same.