Category Archives: Food

Storing Cilantro

This year I attempted to grow some herbs, of which the most successful was cilantro. Which at this point is flowering prolifically, in an attempt to become coriander. I started the stuff inside, then planted it in front of my … Continue reading

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More Allergies?

As is well known, Henry has allergies to bananas, dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, and when he was very young was sensitive to salicylates, azo dyes, and some aspect of screen printed ink on many of my T-shirts. He … Continue reading

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Allergy Visit

So yesterday was Henry’s annual allergy appointment, which turned out a bit unexpected, as the doctor decided not to retest him this year. He’d like to wait until next year, at which point he’ll be to the point of maybe … Continue reading

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Yeah, It’s Called HFC

AKA High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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What a Gas

We are up to $200 a month for bare bones gasoline usage in the main vehicle both of us commute in. There’s no more reduction to be done. I drive the other one little enough that it still may be … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To Lea Blake, who was the first wife of a friend of mine from way back, and who put up with me for six weeks while I lived with them in Florida. She notably introduced me to refried beans, currently … Continue reading

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Soylent Blog is Words!

Sometimes when I see Solojent I think Soylent Green. Kind of a funny if obvious juxtaposition. But then. soy milk makes me think of it too, now and then. Yesterday when I reached for the soy milk for Henry’s cereal … Continue reading

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Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug would have been 97 today. I wrote about him at 90 in Billions and Billions Saved, reprinted in its entirety here: Glenn notes the 90th birthday of my hero, one of the greatest men ever, Norman Borlaug. There … Continue reading

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Henry’s Dairy Allergy Was Partially Eczema

I found this milk elimination to fight eczema to be interesting after our experience with Henry, and how we figured out what his glaringly obvious allergic reactions were from. He reacts to dairy on contact with his skin, and he … Continue reading

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$7 a Day??

Via Glenn Reynolds, things like eating on $7 a day articles really get me going. There are five of us here. That would be $245 a week! Luxury! Riches! We can afford about $100 a week, for somewhat tortured values … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk

With Henry’s allergies to dairy and all nuts, he has to use soy milk. It’s a good thing he likes all things soy! To him, soy butter is as yummy and natural as peanut butter is to most of us. … Continue reading

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Today

My grandmother would have been 97, had she not done the actuarially correct thing for social security and died just after turning 65, as so many once did when social security and 65 as a retirement age were conceived. That … Continue reading

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