A Solstice, A Red-Eye Flight, A Vegan Eating Meat, and Emergence from Closets

Warning: Long, tangential, variegated post below. This is due to sleep deprivation from last night's red-eye flight.<...more

Stuffed Peppers

In my last blog post I mentioned that as of last week I am on a six week Fast for Orthodox Christmas - Vegan diet for six weeks. The first few days are always hard, but after the first week you begin to settle in and it gets easier. Well, that's how it has been in the past. This year after only 4 days my husband decided that he wasn't going to do the Fast. He says that it's too hard for him with his work hours (12 hours/day) and that he "messed up" three times already. Sigh. Now I'm on my own....more

In Vitro Meat: Science Fiction or Global Solution?

At first sniff, in vitro meat (IVM) might inspire the skeevies, but IVM may provide multiple solutions to a human population increasingly outgrowing (and soiling) its own planetary pants. (We need an elastic waistband version of Earth, it seems.) As Winston Churchill surmised in 1931: "Fifty years hence we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium." According to Churchill, we're quite tardy. ...more

If You Control The Food Supply, You Control The World

 I have blogged about the documentary called "Food Inc." you may purchase it on Amazon for around $10.  Please buy it and share the information with your friends.  It is shocking information and I could not believe what I was hearing.  It also goes hand in hand with the book "Seeds Of Deception".  Now I am asking you to watch another documentary called "The World According To Monsanto".    Monsanto on a global level, Purdue and Tyson in the US are well on their way to controlling our food supplies.  They dictate how our food is gro...more

Illegal Immigrant Situation Facing Our Nation, Are You Ready For The Truth?

It is so easy for everyone to sit back and run their mouths on any number of topics. Very few will actually have the ability to be slightly open minded and keep their mouth shut before they even bother to get down and dirty and do some research on their own first. On that note, I am in fact doing my own research on a very hot topic right now, the illegal immigrants issue that is exploding across our nation....more

McYum Domination

As I stated in my blog "Goodbye Shelia" I am not going to keep quiet on this subject. For those of you who missed "Food Inc." I have found another documentary that you can watch entitled "McLibel"... http://www.freedocumentaries.org/teatro.php?filmID=315&lan=en&size=big ...more

Porchetta: A Pork Roast That Sets the Gold Standard

Over the weekend, I headed up to Napa with my friend Jen, who runs the Eat Local Challenge. On our way out of town, we stopped at The Fatted Calf, a purveyor of some of the most amazing charcuterie and sustainable meat products one might ever hope to encounter. In their meat case this particular Saturday? A giant porchetta, ready for slicing and rubbed with a variety of herbs and deliciousness....more
 @wdolderer Unfortunately, I don't think the slow cooker would crisp the skin at all -- too much ...more

Cheese, Seafood and Meat Appetizers to Whet Your Palate for 2010

The year is almost over, and it's time to settle on the menu for New Year's gatherings. I love using New Year's Eve as an opportunity to serve rich, elegant food that celebrates the year past and the year to come. I also love serving small bites rather than a big meal: it provides flexibility so guests can arrive in their own time, and frees me up to enjoy the party rather than preparing dinner. ...more

Definitely saving this list -- thanks for sharing some great party ideas. I always have an ...more