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Genetically Modified Food (GMF)

This was originally posted on November 18, 2013. It is being reposted due to a catastrophic back up loss by my web host.

There has been a lot of publicity and debate around GMF recently. I have to admit, I am at a loss. There are scientists and advocates on both sides. I have no idea if it is a threat or not.

That being said, as a significant number of people want to avoid it, I do not understand the reluctance to label GMF. Put it out there and let the market decide.

I have heard the arguments re cost but, once it is in practice, it shouldn’t cost any more than ingredient and nutritional levels.

Label it and let the buyer decide.

The Old Fat Guy

Garlic Sausage Soup

This was originally posted on November 17, 2013. It is being reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.

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I love homemade soup. I make it with ingredients I have on hand and it always makes canned soup seem like seawater. Most commercial soups rely on salt to bump the flavour. I found I was out of soup so I started making a batch. This is what turned out. Continue reading Garlic Sausage Soup

Cut Back On Your Snacking, Eat Fruit!

This was originally posted on November 16, 2013 and has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up loss by my web host

The major reasons I could not lose weight was I snacked so much. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I didn’t eat breakfast and I would be hungry by mid morning. I would buy some chips, a doughnut or a candy bar. In the evening, I would run into the same problem a couple of hours after dinner. Continue reading Cut Back On Your Snacking, Eat Fruit!

“Healthy” Montreal Smoked Meat

This was originally posted November 16, 2013. It has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.

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When I retired, I purchased a Bradley Smoker. I have really enjoyed it. As I got used to using it, I had to try my hand at Montreal Smoked Meat. I love going to Schwartz’s when I go to Montreal and what they call Montreal Smoked Meat in the supermarket is not even close. Continue reading “Healthy” Montreal Smoked Meat

Passing Wind Estates Bratwurst, The First Post

This was originally posted on November 15, 2013 and is reposted due to a catastrophic crash of my site.

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I am rapidly learning that something you make yourself tastes better and has the advantage of you controlling the ingredients. I made bratwurst but I used chicken and pork to lighten it up a bit. You need a grinder and something to stuff the sausage casings to make this. I do have a KitchenAid mixer with a grinder attachment and stuffing tubes. In my early attempt to make sausage, I found the
KitchenAid does a decent job of grinding meat. However, trying to use it to stuff casings is like getting a root canal from a proctologist. If you are going to make sausage, get a dedicated sausage stuffer. Continue reading Passing Wind Estates Bratwurst, The First Post