Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 30

Pizza by the Acre


Americans on average eat 18 acres of Pizza every day.

Jun 29

You Fig!


Ancient Egyptian priests would eat figs at the moment of their consecration ceremonies. The Indians consecrated the fig tree to Vishnu, and the fig free sheltered Romulus and Remus (the traditional founders of Rome) at their birth.g The fig is also a fertility symbol and the Arab association with male genitals is so strong that the …

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Jun 28

Bai5 – an answer for Diet Soda addicts.


  Do they have a 12 step program for diet soda addicts?  If not they should. Starting at age 16, I started my day with an ice cold Diet Coke and that has been my routine for decades. It is a problem  – I love Diet Coke. Let’s talk — you have to be an …

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Jun 27

I want to suck your Garlic!


People were using garlic to repel vampires long before Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published. Folklorists suggest it is because vampires have a heightened sense of smell and the garlic’s strong smell was overpowering. Garlic is proven to be effective against two other bloodsuckers: mosquitoes and ticks

Jun 27

Yo Carl – pass me a fortune cookie

Fortune cookie

Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!

Jun 26

Red and Blue – Ma Chow Chow says ” Don’t you dare go there without me!”

Red and Blue

Groupon in hand, Ma Chow Chow and I set out to try Red and Blue, a Pan Asian Restaurant  in Troy, NY. The restaurant resides within shouting distance of Alibaba on 15th St. It looks and feels like a Student hangout but who cares. Ma Chow Chow and I had some drop dead kick ass …

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Jun 25

Something to try on a long roadtrip

  The warriors of Attila, king of the Huns, (A.D. 450) preserved their meat by placing fresh meat under their saddles. All the bouncing squeezed fluids from the meat, and the horse’s sweat salted the meat and removed more moisture. When the warrior stopped to eat, they had a dried and salted meal

Jun 24

Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs – Inspired by Giada-

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Ingredients Couscous: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Israeli couscous (or barley or orzo) 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 medium green apple, diced 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted, see Cook’s Note …

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Jun 20

If you are really bored tonight – go get an ear of corn


A row of corn always has an even number

Jun 18

Annette Mont – The Best there is!


  This posting is in Memory of Annette Mont who passed away last week.  While it is hard to acknowledge that Annette is no longer with us it would be a dishonor not to acknowledge her for all that she was and in a small way to say thank you for all that she gave. …

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