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How Many Fruits and Vegetables Should I Eat: A Visual Guide

It's 3.5 calories a grape. That is 7 calories for two extra if the picture is wrong. 10 grapes have 1 gram of fat so that is 2/5 of a gram of fat for two. 10 grapes have 9 grams of carbs so that is 1.8 grams of carbs for two. There are 8 sugars for 10 so that is 1.6 grams of sugar for two. For two grapes: It has 1/10 of 1% of vitamin A. 0.9 of vitamin C. [10 has 9% of 200 calorie diet] Iron is 1/10 of 1% for 2. I feel really bad when you have to micromanage like this. We have to do it on fat and frankly ignore the recommended sizes and calculate everything. If you have to micromanage it is the only way.

May 29, 2011
philocrates in Features

Cooks Illustrated's Pursuit of Blogger [Split from Home Cooking]

They can claim anything they want. But they can't copyright a recipe. They can only copyright unique creative material such as a description. Directions and ingredients are not unique so they can't own a recipe and anyone can modify said recipe because it isn't owned. Lord knows we had been thru that time and time again on another recipe site now sold to the mass market "I can't cook but I can own a site" world. "That's MY RECIPE TAKE IT DOWN." Oh do shut up and read the copyright laws. However once modified, it ain't theirs and the person modifying needs to say it ain't. That done? Just tell them to shut up then go ahead and post the new recipe.

Dec 22, 2010
philocrates in Food Media & News

Southern vegetarian cooking

Since this came up when I was looking for Southern Vegetarian Recipes in case anyone else finds this looking for the recipes you might want to get the cookbook
"Hot Damn & Hell Yeah/ The Dirty South" by Ryan Splint ISBN 0-9770557-0-1
The publisher's site and info and reviews are located here:

Feb 06, 2010
philocrates in Home Cooking

30 eggs in the fridge

I would go straight for a good rich Egg Custard Pie and also some French Silk Chocolate Pie. The version of French Silk I use comes from the NYT Heirloom

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 oz unsweetened chocolate,melted and cooled
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 baked nine inch pie shell, cooled
whipped cream

1. Beat the butter with the sugar until very well blended. Mixture should be smooth, fluffy and pale yellow.

2.Blend in the chocolate and the vanilla.

3. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat in the eggs, one at a time, taking 5 minutes to incorporate each.

4.Turn the mixture into a pie shell and chill several hours. Decorate with whipped cream.

8 servings.

Note this is very rich.

Jan 30, 2010
philocrates in Home Cooking