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  • Eva Longoria Calls This the 'Perfect Dish' in 'Searching for Mexico'

    02/07/2023 3:00:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 7th February 2023 | Janelle Davis
    When tomatoes are in season, there are up to 23 varieties in Oaxaca, said rising star chef Thalía Barrios García in an episode of the CNN Original Series "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico." García has made this hometown ingredient the star of one of her signature dishes. You can find García's delicious cuisine at her hip restaurants, La Cocina de Humo and Levadura de Olla, in Oaxaca City. Her Oaxacan-style heirloom tomato salad features an array of fresh, juicy tomatoes native to the region atop a beet puree. A drizzling of wild mint vinaigrette completes the dish. "Look at this!...
  • Listeria concerns prompt recall of more than 400 sandwiches and other snacks

    02/07/2023 11:18:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    NBC ^ | Feb. 6, 2023, | Doha Madani
    A manufacturer that provides ready-made entrées and snacks across multiple states has recalled more than 400 products over concerns of potential listeria contamination. Breakfast sandwiches, salads, wraps, fruit cups and parfaits are among the products made by Fresh Ideation Food Group that were recalled Friday, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Fresh Ideation Food Group is a Baltimore-based company that provides individually packaged and bulk-packaged food products in multiple states along the Eastern Seaboard, its website states. They were sold in vending machines and retail locations in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,...
  • NATIONAL FETTUCCINE ALFREDO DAY – February 7

    02/07/2023 5:42:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | February 7, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: February 6, 2023) NATIONAL FETTUCCINE ALFREDO DAY On February 7th, National Fettuccine Alfredo Day celebrates one of the world’s favorite ways to enjoy a plate of fettuccine. #FettuccineAlfredoDay Fettuccine alfredo enjoys a history as rich as its flavor. Created in 1908, fettuccine was made out of love and concern by an Italian restauranteur. Alfredo di Lelio’s concern for his pregnant wife’s lack of appetite caused him to put his talents to work. The birth of their first son depended on it. His recipe of noodles, cheese, and butter not only encouraged her to eat but she also...
  • Egg Yolks Fight Spike Protein: Chicken Feed Issues Open Eyes

    02/06/2023 9:29:21 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Deep Roots at Home ^ | Feb 5, 2023 | Jacqueline
    I’m sure you know there’s a massive egg shortage and egg farms keep burning down all over America. Eggs are now over $10 per dozen in many places. Meanwhile you keep asking yourself “Why is this happening, sure seems odd?” Well, there sure is an answer to that. Please read to the end and see the REAL reason WHY they don’t want us to have eggs! And it isn’t about the feed! What are Tractor Supply & Purina allegedly doing to the chicken feed? Credible online claims like this (she now feeds a goat mix) have emerged, corroborated by others,...
  • The Link Between Climate and Mongolia's Thirst for Fermented Horse Milk

    02/06/2023 2:00:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Scientific American ^ | January 20, 2023
    A drink made of fermented horse milk is a staple in the diet of Mongolian herders. Researchers are uncovering the science of its production to better preserve this tradition.This article was produced for Meiji University by Scientific American Custom Media, a division separate from the magazine's board of editors. Nomadic life in Mongolia may offer inspiration as societies around the world strive to live more sustainably. Rather than drastically modifying the land for crops or pasture, herders move with their livestock seasonally to utilize natural grasslands that aren’t suitable for agriculture. “They don’t directly own the land, so a broader...
  • This Job Will Pay You $1,000 to Eat Cheese Every Night

    02/06/2023 1:49:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | January 18, 2023 | Eika Owen
    It's a somewhat mysterious science, figuring out the factors that encourage — or completely hulk-smash — a good night's sleep. Of course, there's an entire scientific industry dedicated to figuring it out, but we're all prone to make our own hypotheses based on personal experience. Plus, John Mayer said it best: Your body is a wonderland…and sometimes there's no telling what's going to happen when you eat that chunk of cheddar moments before hitting the pillow. Ok, John Mayer didn't say that last part, but a company called Sleep Junkie is digging into this very specific situation. Sleep Junkie's website...
  • Pushing boun-dairys: Chinese scientists say they cloned 3 ‘super cows’

    02/06/2023 8:29:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | February 3, 2023 2:46 pm | By Kathryn Mannie
    A newborn super cow at a farm in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Northwest A&F University Scientists from China’s Northwest A&F University, located just outside Xi’an, told local media that they successfully cloned three “super cows” capable of producing 50 per cent more milk than the average Canadian Holstein dairy cow. The researchers took tissue samples from Holstein cows that produced high volumes of milk and used the “somatic cell nuclear transfer method” to clone them, according to the Global Times. This method of using body cells to create an embryo that is then placed into a surrogate...
  • NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY – February 6

    02/06/2023 6:16:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | February 6, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: February 1, 2023) NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY National Frozen Yogurt Day on February 6th recognizes a sweet frozen dessert that has gone from fad status to staple freezer item in a few decades. #NationalFrozenYogurtDay Frozen yogurt sales are increasing every year as people want a healthier alternative to ice cream. The explosion of flavors and topping choices add to the popularity of frozen yogurt. H.P Hood developed the first frozen yogurt in 1970 in the United States. It was created as a soft-serve treat called Frogurt. Not long afterward, Humphreys and Dannon released their own versions of...
  • Fears of worsening egg shortage in New Zealand as fire kills 75,000 hens at farm

    02/06/2023 6:14:21 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 79 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5 Feb, 2023 | Tess McClure
    A fire at New Zealand’s largest egg producer has killed about 75,000 hens, sparking fears that a national egg shortage could worsen. The fire at a Zeagold farm broke out on Monday morning and had “taken better part of the day to contain”, a spokesperson for the company said. Twelve workers who were on site were “unharmed but very distressed”, the spokesperson said. Work was under way to assess how many hens had died, but Zeagold estimated it to be about 75,000. The fire may have ripple effects beyond the immediate demise of the hens, with concerns it may worsen...
  • Green groups targeting blue-collar lobstermen are largely funded by dark money

    02/05/2023 3:07:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/23 | Thomas Catenacci
    Environmental groups that have led litigation targeting the lobster fishing industry have been heavily funded by various liberal dark money groups that don't disclose their individual donors, a Fox News Digital review of tax filings found. The organizations - the Center For Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Defenders Of Wildlife - first filed a joint federal lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in 2018, arguing a rule issued by the agency years earlier failed to properly protect the endangered North Atlantic right whales from lobster fishing equipment. In April 2020, a federal judge ruled in favor...
  • Cruz, Manchin propose bill blocking Biden admin from banning gas stoves

    02/05/2023 2:03:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/23 | Eric Revell
    The Biden administration's efforts to turn up the regulatory heat on gas stoves are drawing bipartisan opposition from a pair of senators who have introduced a bill to block a ban on gas stoves. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act last week amid the Biden administration's discussions of proposed restrictions on gas stoves. Their bill would prohibit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from advancing regulations on existing or new gas stoves that would ban their use or "would otherwise substantially increase the...
  • After Winter Jog, Man Decides Obesity Not So Bad

    02/05/2023 4:48:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 4, 2023 | The Babylon Bee
    ST. LOUIS, MO — After a brisk winter jog today, local man Donald Vance decided that perhaps obesity isn't so bad after all. "My diabetes meds taste pretty good, come to think of it," said Mr. Vance, doubled over in agony. "Love handles are just more of me to love!" Mr. Vance had set out for the morning jog with high hopes, having bought thermal workout shirts and leggings. "I felt great for about fifteen seconds. I was like Rocky Balboa, training in Russia," said Mr. Vance. "Then my lungs started hurting, my eyes watered up, my hands went numb,...
  • A WEF paradise: You eat bugs, bugs eat you

    02/04/2023 7:04:05 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Feb, 2023 | Scott Hamilton
    What better way to ensure a sustainable future than by implementing a new and glorious circle of death? The WEFers have a problem on their hands. Although they want a drastic reduction in the Earth's population, providing final care will, especially via natural gas or electric cremations, cause significant carbon emissions. A gas cremation will release anywhere from 284 to 568 pounds of carbon dioxide per person. Furthermore, the fuel required for the average cremation is comparable to putting 29 gallons of gas in your F-150. When you start multiplying these numbers by the numbers they want gone, you might...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - February 4-10, 2023 [Winter Got You Down? Join a Plant Society Edition]

    02/04/2023 6:17:08 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 110 replies
    February 4, 2023 | Diana in WI/Greeneyes in Memoriam
    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...
  • Cupid's Kitchen - No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who

    02/03/2023 1:06:24 PM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 3, 2023 | Mary Van Deusen
    Chinese drama about a Michelin chef losing his sense of taste and his sight, who has an obsession against using sugar in cooking.
  • LOCAL NEWS Daughter kept body of woman in her 90s in freezer for nearly two years, prosecutors say

    02/03/2023 8:05:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | BY ANDREW RAMOS FEBRUARY 2, 2023 / 5:32 PM
    CHICAGO (CBS) -- A woman in her 90s whose daughter is accused of concealing her body in a freezer had been dead for nearly two years when she was found this week, prosecutors said Thursday. The body of Regina Michalski was found in a freezer in a garage in Portage Park this week. Michalski's daughter – Eva Bratcher, 69, of the 5500 block of West Melrose Street – now stands charged with one count of concealing a death and moving a body, and one count of possessing a fraudulent ID card – both felonies. Bratcher's bond was set at $200,000...
  • NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY – February 3

    02/03/2023 7:01:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: January 31, 2023) NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY National Carrot Cake Day on February 3rd, celebrates one of America’s favorite flavors of cake. In the carrot cake, we get to eat our cake and veggies, too! #NationalCarrotCakeDay Carrot cake closely resembles a quick bread from its preparation to its final consistency. Quick breads mix the wet and dry ingredients separately before combining, and the final product is coarser than a traditional cake. Creamy frosting separates the layers and often complements the spice of the cake. Cinnamon and nutmeg go well with the natural sweetness of carrots. Many bakers...
  • Michigan man says son, 6, ordered $1K in food from Grubhub

    02/03/2023 5:57:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    https://www.lmtonline.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2023 6:24 a.m. | Staff
    This October 2022 photo provided by Kristin Stonehouse shows her son, Mason Stonehouse, 6, in Chesterfield, Mich. Mason Stonehouse used his father’s Grubhub account to order $1,000 worth of food delivered to his home on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. His father, Keith Stonehouse, was not aware his son was ordering the food and at first did nt understand why delivery people kept ringing his doorbell and leaving food. (Kristin Stonehouse via AP)AP CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man says he was left with a $1,000 bill after his 6-year-old son ordered a virtual smorgasbord of food from several...
  • Vegan activists Effed Around and Found Out…

    02/02/2023 7:26:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | Posted by Kane on February 2, 2023 2:45 am
    Truck driver doesn’t play games VIDEO AT LINK............. Vegan tries to stop SEMI Load of Hogs..................
  • NATIONAL TATER TOT DAY – February 2

    02/02/2023 6:54:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | February 2, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: January 31, 2023) NATIONAL TATER TOT DAY On February 2nd, National Tater Tot Day recognizes a kitchen staple. In the United States, we consume approximately 3.5 billion of these nuggets of potato goodness per year. #NationalTaterTotDay These bite-sized bits of golden deliciousness created from the scraps from making French fries once were used to feed cattle. But how do the cast-offs from making French fries become the bite-sized, kitchen-friendly morsels we love to devour today? Through persistence and ingenuity, of course! Two brothers, Nephi and Golden Grigg, along with their brother-in-law started dabbling in frozen food when...