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  • Biden Is Going to “Fix” the Meat Supply Chain? The Government Broke It Decades Ago

    01/17/2022 8:57:31 AM PST · by RandFan · 18 replies
    Schiff Gold ^ | Jan 17 | BY MICHAEL MAHARREY
    Elizabeth Warren and others are running around blaming inflation on greedy corporations’ “price gouging.” Of course, this narrative falls apart when you realize producer prices are rising faster than consumer prices. If anything, producers are letting consumers gouge them by not passing on all of their rising costs. But the “greedy corporation” narrative is great for politicians. It lets them deflect the fact that their reckless borrowing and spending is the problem. It’s also empowering for them. Now they can come in and fix things! But here’s a truth you’d be wise to remember — if the government is telling...
  • I Spent an Afternoon Making Canadian Caesars. This One Is the Best

    01/16/2022 8:15:23 AM PST · by mylife · 36 replies
    Inspired by a recent episode of Hulu's Letterkenny, I tried every Canadian Caesar the characters make on the show. Letterkenny, a fast-talking comedy series about the residents of a rural Canadian town, recently dropped its tenth season on Hulu. If you have already watched it, you know that in the second episode, while Wayne and McMurray do some dickering at the car dealership, the rest of the town participates in a Caesar-building contest. No, they weren't making salads, but more fitting for the setting (Canada and, more specifically, MoDean's): a competition of Caesar cocktails. Similar to a Bloody Mary, a...
  • Republicans Are Racists Weekend! (Latest E-Mail from Moonbat Owner of Penzey's Spices)

    01/15/2022 3:13:40 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    My E-Mail ^ | January 15, 2022 | Bill Penzey
    This one has people waking up. Unsubscribing, too, 4/10ths of one percent so far, so it seems worth repeating. I appreciate your emails to my address below, but I’m still working through yesterday’s emails, so you can also click on these Twitter and Facebook page links if you want your comments to reach a wider audience. I am excited for how this leads into the Dr King holiday. Thanks! Remember when Black Lives Matter started to have some success getting all of America to see how unfairly Black Americans are treated in this country and the importance of us all...
  • Chef John's Smothered Pork Chops

    01/15/2022 1:30:40 PM PST · by mylife · 38 replies
    You know that when a recipe has 'smothered' in the name, it's going to be easy. It's a beautiful combination of dark, rich onion gravy covering pan-fried pork chops. Serve over hot cooked rice. Ingredients Original recipe yields 4 servings 4 large bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 large yellow onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 ½ cups chicken broth ¼ cup buttermilk ¼ cup water • DirectionsInstructions Checklist Step 1 Sprinkle pork...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 15-21, 2022 [The Most Bang For Your Buck Edition]

    01/15/2022 6:47:06 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 96 replies
    January 15, 2022 | Diana in Wisconsin/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. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. 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...
  • Mexico seizes 380,000 boxes of Kellogg's cereal

    01/14/2022 6:54:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 202
    Mexico wants to improve children's diets, so it seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg's cereal, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on themMexico has seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children’s diets. While Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies are clearly not the worst thing Mexican children eat, the laws prohibit food companies from using marketing tactics that might appeal to children, like cartoons or mascots. Advertisement Mexico’s consumer protection agency also said...
  • Chin Up Donuts: Doughnuts stuffed with mac n cheese or topped with pizza in Scottsdale

    01/14/2022 6:26:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    ABC15 ^ | Jan 14, 2022 | Kari Steele
    You have heard of pizza bagels but THIS is a pizza doughnut!Mac n cheese and pizza are just like doughnuts — don't you just wish you could eat them at any time of the day? Now you can! Introducing the Pizza Party and the Mac & Cheese Fritter! You can only get these delicious dinner doughnuts at Chin Up Donuts in Scottsdale. See the mac n cheese noodles stuffed inside of the Mac & Cheese Fritter in the video above! You have heard of pizza bagels but THIS is a pizza doughnut! The Pizza Party is the only pizza doughnut...
  • Artist Celebrates Best Pizza in NYC in Obsessive Quest

    01/14/2022 6:21:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2022 | Alex Mitchell
    Joel Holland around the five boroughs to taste — and sketch — the best pizza the city has to offer. Now almost two years later, he has upwards of 400 drawings of pizzerias and other distinct storefronts of restaurants and marketplaces across the boroughs. Holland first shared his sketches on his Instagram and they will be part of his upcoming illustration book, “NYC Storefronts,” slated to hit shelves next fall. In March 2020, the 45-year-old pizza connoisseur and professional illustrator decided to combine his passions by vividly sketching mom-and-pop pizzerias as COVID-19 steamrolled restaurants.
  • KFC’s New Fake Chicken Nuggets are Really Gross

    01/14/2022 4:45:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2022 | Steve Cuozzo
    KFC is the latest fast-food giant to claim that “plant-based” chicken can taste as good as the real thing — but the chain picked the wrong faux fowl to make its case. The chain’s supposedly long-awaited Beyond Nuggets (six for $7.99) are beyond awful — worse than KFC’s near-flavorless real-meat chicken tenders. The fake chicken from within KFC’s new offerings come from Beyond Meat, a rival to Impossible Foods, which created the famous Impossible Burger. The idea behind offering artificial chicken at KFC is to “democratize plant-based protein,” according to Beyond Meat founder Ethan Brown.
  • Exactly This is What You Need to Look For (Food Shortages)

    01/14/2022 10:26:16 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 113 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 14 Jan, 2022 | sundance
    This is specifically the #1 precursor, for all the reasons previously mentioned. Do not be alarmed; be prudent. What are you seeing in your area? Feel free to note in the comments section what is happening in your area. Hopefully, most of us are much better positioned than the average person who has not been following this as closely over the past several months. Initial food instability signs in the supply chain. Things to look for: (1) A shortage of processed potatoes (frozen specifically). 1.a And/Or a shortage of the ancillary products that are derivatives of, or normally include, potatoes....
  • Vaccine Passports, Food Insecurity and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    01/14/2022 9:31:39 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 13 Jan, 2022 | Sundance
    The axiom of “the law of unintended consequences” has never been more appropriate than right now. In the background, as you are reading, there is a looming storm that is going to soon surface in the food supply chain, and the regional vaccine passports are going to make things worse. To understand what is happening, it becomes necessary to give a more specific background on how the things work inside the supply chain that has been disrupted by government intervention. This is complex, but I hope to make it understandable for the average person. How do we avoid supply chain...
  • Fish Believed To Be Extinct in Ohio Found Alive After 82 Years

    01/14/2022 9:15:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | 1/12/22 AT 10:36 AM EST | BY ANDERS ANGLESEY
    Afish long believed to be extinct in Ohio for 82 years has been rediscovered in the state, government wildlife officials proudly declared. The small longhead darter was thought to have been last captured in the Buckeye State in 1939. For decades the species was considered extirpated in Ohio, meaning the fish was extinct locally but could be found in other locations. In a Facebook post shared on January 6, the ODW said: "Who dis [this]? Believe it or not it's a longhead darter. "Why are we so excited? This striking creature, native to Ohio, was thought to be extirpated from...
  • “Spectacular Discovery” in Antarctica: Massive Icefish Breeding Colony With 60 Million Nests

    01/14/2022 5:55:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2022 | By ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE
    Nests of icefish. Credit: AWI OFOBS Team Researchers detect around 60 million nests of Antarctic icefish over a 240 square kilometers area in the Weddell Sea. Near the Filchner Ice Shelf in the south of the Antarctic Weddell Sea, a research team has found the world’s largest fish breeding area known to date. A towed camera system photographed and filmed thousands of nests of icefish of the species Neopagetopsis ionah on the seabed. The density of the nests and the size of the entire breeding area suggest a total number of about 60 million icefish breeding at the time of...
  • Proof of vaccination or negative test required at Twin Cities establishments serving food, beverage

    01/13/2022 12:11:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 1/13/2022 | Rebecca Omastiak
    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced Wednesday a temporary policy for establishments serving indoor food or beverages. View the full order from Minneapolis here and from St. Paul here. The policy, which applies for licensed businesses at which food or drink is served indoors, will require customers to either show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of the visit. City officials said the policy will take effect on Jan. 19. There is not an explicitly listed expiration date for the policy, but Frey said the policy...
  • Why Spain, the Country With the World’s Best Ham, Makes Such Terrible Bacon

    01/13/2022 11:53:50 AM PST · by mylife · 38 replies
    n the Notes app on my phone, I keep a list called “Ingredients to Buy in the U.S.” Horseradish, cake flour, molasses, Chex Mix—I can’t find certain American foods in Madrid, so I lug them back with me, weight allowances be damned. But customs always swipes my most prized Proustian treasure, one that’s absent, astoundingly, in the Iberian Peninsula: good bacon. Smoky, crispy, sizzling slices of American-style bacon. Bacon is Spain’s biggest culinary disappointment. Flabby, elastic, and chronically undercooked, it’s always too thick or too thin, too salty or too bland. It boasts neither the heady campfire scent of American...
  • Brexit farce as new red tape makes it easier to export Haggis to CANADA than EU

    01/12/2022 3:09:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Jan 5, 2022
    SCOTTISH EXPATS may struggle to celebrate Burns Night this year with the "Great Chieftain o' the Puddin-race" thanks to rules imposed by a timorous EU after Brexit.Haggis makers have said that it is now easier to export their wares to Canada than Europe because of red tape around imports entering the bloc. Macsween, a household haggis name, said exports to the EU would be halved this year. Caledonians in Europe now face missing out on the traditional dish served at Burns Night, held in honour of the Scottish poet and namesake on January 25. Since post-Brexit arrangements came into effect...
  • Do Your Heart Good: National Gardening Exercise Day is June 6

    01/12/2022 1:31:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Good Earth Plant Company ^ | January 12th, 2022 | Unattributed
    Our sedentary lives really hit home for many people over the last year. Did you gain the COVID-19, or was it 20 pounds?......If you’re a gardener, you know gardening is exercise. Experts say the various activities and tasks of gardening ultimately use all of the major muscle groups. In addition, strenuous gardening activities such as raking, hoeing, and digging are both aerobic and muscle strengthening.Need to pick something up? Do your squats. Carrying something? Do some curls. Reaching for something? Calf raises. Do your rows while weeding. You get the picture. You’re incorporating typical gym exercises while you garden. No...
  • Hash browns disappear from McDonald’s Japan branches as country’s potato shortage continues

    01/12/2022 5:54:48 AM PST · by mylife · 28 replies
    Supply line troubles between Japan and North America rob fans of breakfast bliss. It was with great sadness that McDonald’s Japan suspended sales of medium and large-size orders of French fries in mid-December, but the nation’s spud supporters soldiered through the dark days thanks to the promise that this was only a temporary measure until the end of the year. Unfortunately, that ray of hope was extinguished a few days ago when McDonald’s announced that the fry rationing measures will continue until approximately the end of January as a result of the chain’s continuing potato shortage. Now comes more sad...
  • Osaka restaurant has ramen for those who like it spicy, cold, sweet, hot, creamy, salty and meaty

    01/12/2022 5:41:02 AM PST · by mylife · 6 replies
    Waiter, there’s a juxtaposition in my soup. I lead a busy life of failing tests and drinking worm poo, so it’s important to value every minute of the day. For example, I love a bowl of ramen and an ice cream cone as much as anyone, but who has the time these days? So I was pleased to learn that a ramen restaurant in the heart of Osaka offers spicy miso ramen with an cream cone on top, perfect for a young urban professional like myself. The restaurant is named Franken and is located near Honamachi Station in the northern...
  • hese 4 Grocery Staples Are Going To Cost You More In 2022

    01/11/2022 6:06:08 PM PST · by dynachrome · 69 replies
    IBT ^ | 1-11-22 | Dawn Geske
    The supply chain woes that plagued consumers over the holidays could continue to affect shoppers in the grocery aisles in 2022 as several food staples may not only be hard to find, but they could also cost more. Gristedes CEO John Catsimatidis told “Fox & Friends First” that the Omicron variant is impacting the supply chain in a different way by causing labor shortages. He told the news outlet, “Omicron is taking its toll at different levels of the supply chain, whether it’s the warehouses, whether it’s the selectors, the drivers, the loaders — and as they call in sick,...