Oh No! Not My Tea!

Researchers at the University of Alberta have found levels of lead in teas that are dangerous to unborn babies. The levels were highest in teas from China. They opine that the pollution from burning coal has accumulated in the tea plants. They warn that as few as 3 cups could affect unborn babies.

The article does state that the levels are not likely high enough to affect adults.

I just can’t do without my cup of tea. Sigh, I guess I will have to look for teas from Ceylon or India.

The Old Fat Guy

Beat Black Friday, Give Food

I don’t know about you but I really hate the Christmas shopping that begins on Black Friday and all the commercialism. I always seem to pick gifts that end up in somebody’s drawer never to be seen again. Even worse, I receive clothes that are the wrong size or have Rudolph on them with a nose that lights up. The last thing I need is more stuff and the same goes for most of my adult friends and relatives. Continue reading Beat Black Friday, Give Food

Canadian Andouille


I love smoked cured sausage but it is so high in fat. At least the stuff I make myself is a little lower in salt and fat.

Andouille is made in different ways in countries around the world. My recipe is based on a Cajun style adjusted for my mild Canadian taste buds. It is moderately spicy with a nice onion, garlic finish.
If you would like to see more details on how I made it, you can seem my post on the Smoking Meat Forums. Continue reading Canadian Andouille