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Who would have thought the AMA got the obesity problem wrong.........

I don't know what insurance you have, but in much of the country managed care is the rule, and payment is per member per month. Some times meds and hospitalization is part of that. Groups SPEND money when patients get treated.

about 2 hours ago
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knife fight anyone?

New episodes "on demand" .

about 19 hours ago
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Salting meat before cooking it

Judy Rodgers wrote a nice piece about salting in the early part of the Zuni cookbook.

http://www.laweekly.com/2003-06-05/ar...

Apr 19, 2014
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hard boiled egg not peeling right [moved from General Chowhounding]

That was a fun read! 12 years of egg peeling wisdom?

Apr 18, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

When I was a kid, I had a friend who wouldn't' eat pizza....unless you pulled off and discarded the cheese!

Apr 12, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

It burns! It BURNS!

Didn't grow up with soda.

Apr 12, 2014
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Easy-peasy candied nuts?

I ♥♡ candied nuts!

My collection of threads.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/928524

Apr 10, 2014
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Fish monger porn

"How to Fillet Halibut - a Fishmonger's Tutorial"

http://youtu.be/y-3_2ijcK38

So she can get access to the rib cage...the white side is up...notice the angle of the knife...Working that pole! Making it RAIN up in here.

I need a cigarette.

Apr 10, 2014
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What Crops: Veg, Grain, Fruit and Nuts, are Lowest Stress for U.S.Farmers?

I'm thinking location is paramount. I could make a fortune in oregano, if the market would allow.

But seriously, in California, North, South, or Central, this is an important question, but I figure if there was just one answer, farmers would be doing better.

This year, I'm thinking limes, and often Meyer Lemons, except for the shipping..and jf you have an established orchard and a "random" water supply.

Apr 08, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

As long as there is no "bread"......smile.....no hatred or bile, but bread usually feels like a waste of space in my stomach. But there are a few exceptions. A croissant for example, and the occassional ciabatta. And the new Vietnanese place in my town with the bahn mi. What's up with that? Not the usual bahn mi bread.

But I DO like the innards!

Apr 08, 2014
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Tomatoes 2014

Pictures of seedlings under lights

Apr 07, 2014
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Tomatoes 2014

My 'maters

Clear Pink Early
Yaqui
Pribce Borghese ( hope to smoke them)
Mariana
Russian Persimmon
New Big Dwarf

Peppers

Serrano Del Sol
Aji Dulce 2
Scotch Bonnet
Ancho 101
Bella Rosa
Biscayne

Apr 07, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

I LOVE a good bowl, but I also love freaking out my office mates and husband with talk of tendons and other bits they can't identify. Maybe tripe?

Apr 07, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

Does that include hot cheetos? Not a fan, but one of the kids I see in foster care could totally connect with me on that. Her "knew to her" dad told her "no more Cheetos, because they cause cancer." My mom HATED shoes on the bed, and grease on important papers.

We went over the stains on the paperwork, and the nutritional info on the package. She was amazed that I might go there but I couldn't lie; potato chips yes, but not hot cheetos.

Apr 06, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

I mean sort of featuring salt. Like "salted caramel", or topped with a sprinkle of salt. Or maybe with some salted nuts. I don't like sweets much in general, but I have been pounding down this brownies with a salty caramel filling from "Baker and Wolves" (or something like that) in the Mission.

Apr 05, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

I think you mean those marshmallow things.

https://www.google.com/search?q=peeps...

I "hate" to use the word hate, but it's pretty close. Gah! NOT a fan of marshmellows either. And not a fan of people who say "not a fan" or "not my favorite" instead of "hated it!".

Apr 04, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

Not a fan of chocolate chip cookies or sweets without salt in general, but there is no bile involved. Milk, on the other hand, because of my association with my lactose intolerance does involve a bit of bile.

Does anybody not like potato chips?

Apr 04, 2014
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Lime shortage, who knew?

Mine seem to have more trouble with the heat, but I did cover the three smallest trees for a bit this winter. LOTS of flowers on those right now. They start to drop their tiny fruit when it get's above 95 or so for days in a row in June; sometimes ALL of them. (Tiny fruit, not days in June, but sometimes the latter seems true as well.)

Lime growing by climate
http://www.growcitrus.com/blogs/best-lime-trees-for-your-location/

Heat zone map

http://www.ahs.org/gardening-resource...

Apr 04, 2014
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Sauces and Shapes wins IACP Award

Thank you!

Eating "previously enjoyed" batch right now. It's good!

Apr 04, 2014
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Sauces and Shapes wins IACP Award

Is that 1 1/2 cups pistachios? What do you think about subbing chopped preserved lemons for the olives? I got no olives. I'm going for it! With farfalle.

Uh oh. Looks like it's ounces, and that equals 1/3 cup.

http://recipes.latimes.com/recipe-pas...

Well, I really like pistachios, so it's all good.

Apr 03, 2014
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Lime shortage, who knew?

Yes; Sunset 14, in the outskirts of Solano county. We get freezes every winter, and many days, weeks, maybe months above 100 degrees. It always seems like a world of difference when I visit San Francisco (which I do often!). You can tell when we step off the ferry in our flip flops and tank shirts, and folks in "The City" are wearing scarves and jackets.

I have three Meyers that I rarely protect (just made a batch of curd!), a blood orange, and many neighbors have orange trees from when this neighborhood was an orchard. Oranges (and sometimes lemons) go unpicked until they drop on city streets.

Apr 03, 2014
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Sauces and Shapes wins IACP Award

More mention of "Sauces and Shapes" on Food 52!

http://food52.com/blog/10093-5-new-pa...

I might be making "sugo con i Broccoli alla Siciliana (Pasta with Broccoli, Olives and Pistachios)" with romanesco cauliflower,but maybe without the pasta.

Apr 03, 2014
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Lime shortage, who knew?

I didn't realize that! Of course I "freeze" down there in August!

Apr 02, 2014
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California's Food History and Iconic Dishes?

That reminds me of another cookbook, although the name escapes me right now. Each chapter has a few comments about the original Bay Area counties.

Apr 02, 2014
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Lime shortage, who knew?

What is your Sunset zone? What are you highs and lows? It is 46 degrees here right now. 10 PM. I thought it did not often go as low as 46 in most of "the Bay area".

Mar 31, 2014
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Lime shortage, who knew?

Well, I moved to California from The Bronx, and did what everyone else here (sort of a Sacto Valley climate, but not far from SF Bay) was doing. That was lemons and oranges, and not limes. I have family in the Carribean and in Florida, and I'm thinking limes want a more humid climate, with fewer extremes. It does not usually get above 55 at night until May first, and can be 100 that same day. And as my Jamaican in laws would say; "dry as chip!" (?????). I am not trying to fight with what I have!

Mar 31, 2014
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Tomatoes 2014

I'll try again.

Mar 31, 2014
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Tomatoes 2014

Some pictures;

Mar 31, 2014
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Broad Bean Wilt Virus?

Pictures will help! ( Hey! Didn't see them when I posted...didn't help so much...)

Black spots make me think fungus more than virus, but I have never had that issue with my favas. The beans look black when they are emerging, because of the decaying flowers sort of stuck to them. I think I'm seeing that in your second picture.

I have never had favas without aphids, eventually! What season is it there?

Mar 29, 2014
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Tomatoes 2014

I started seeds 3 weeks ago, which was probably too soon for my tomatoes, and too late for some of my peppers. My raised geds are full of roots from the nearby redwoods, so I'm growing determinates in earth boxes. I have tried to fight the redwood's roots, but when I see the trees towering above me, I realize it is futile. I will look for my list and post it, but they are mostly for sauce/cooking.

When I grew in the ground, I had a lot of success with Paul Robeson.

Mar 29, 2014
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