Virgil on December 31, 2012

I have seen some trends developing over the past few years and am throwing out my predictions for the state of food in 2013. This mainly applies to the United States because the rest of the developed world and much of the undeveloped world is far more advanced when it comes to food and food […]

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Virgil on December 30, 2012

We did a traditional English Christmas dinner this year. There weren’t a lot of people, so we went with a simple menu: Standing rib roast, four bones, wonderfully handled by brother-in-law Hugh Yorkshire pudding that I made Roasted root vegetables that I did English peas with butter that I did, very simple Lovely jus done […]

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Virgil on December 21, 2012

I love yogurt, plain yogurt, not the sickly sweet kinds with fruit or flavored. I love a little tang and the purity of freshly made yogurt and the Greek yogurt in the grocery store can be very nice tasting, although you have to be careful to avoid milk from cows that have been given growth […]

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Virgil on December 18, 2012

With all the issues surrounding the economy and looming fiscal cliff, people aren’t paying attention to everything going on in Congress. Monsanto and the other GMO producing and pushing companies have suceeded is slipping disastrous riders into pending legislation. The goal is to make it impossible for GMO seeds and crops to be proven safe before they […]

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We already know that conventionally produced foods are worse than those produced sustainably  although USDA and their agribusiness masters tell us otherwise everyday and even get laws enacted to keep consumers from knowing just how bad the food they buy really are. Regarding beef, we already knew that hamburger contains “pink slime” (see Are Americans finally […]

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Virgil on December 16, 2012

We got a Keurig a couple of years ago and I’ll admit it makes good coffee. If you use the premade cups that cost a king’s ransom. This is a great coffee maker if you don’t mind spending big bucks on the cups and don’t mind waiting for your coffee. Personally, I have asked for […]

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What appear to be legitimate concerns about voter fraud have arisen in California’s Proposition 37 vote. A Yes vote would require labeling of products containing GMOs. On a national level, due to the vigorous efforts of agribusiness companies and their bought and paid for allies USDA, FDA, and most members of Congress, including Al Franken, GMO […]

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Virgil on December 6, 2012

These sweet potato French fries are super easy to make and unbelievably good. Divine sweet potato French fries 2 or 3 sweet potatoes olive oil salt pepper garlic powder, unsalted (optional) onion powder, unsalted (optional) paprika Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Leave the slices as […]

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Virgil on December 4, 2012

I made this the other night and it was incredible. I will make this one again. Pan-Seared Salmon with Shiitake Cream Sauce 4 salmon steaks, skin on 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (not canola because all US and Canadian canola oil is from genetically engineered rape seed, unless you get organic) 3 tablespoons salted butter 1/3 […]

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