Virgil on December 14, 2013

I came across some interesting research recently that demonstrates that eating two or more servings of oily fish a week is positively correlated with reduced chances of having a stroke and cardiovascular disease, while just eating fish oil supplements does not. To me, this is just common sense, but it is nice to have scientific […]

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Virgil on November 18, 2013

Nostalgia can make you crave foods you ate as a child. I wrote recently about my mother’s canned corned beef hash and eggs, a super easy and decidedly non-gourmet meal that I remember fondly and hadn’t had in years. When I made it, it was still good. Read Momma’s corned beef hash and eggs. My […]

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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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Virgil on August 16, 2012

I ran across a little tidbit today that is too good not to pass along. Kind of like the “apple a day keeps the doctor away,” here we have “a handful of walnuts a day keeps the fertility doctor away.” At least that is what some recent research published in the journal, Biology in Reproduction’s […]

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Virgil on May 31, 2012

It is nothing new that eating a “Mediterranean Diet” is linked to better health. Now, a new study confirms this and perhaps expands on the benefits. It just so happens that I love the foods associated with a Mediterranean diet and now I have even more reason to chow down on olive oil, fish, chickpeas, […]

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Virgil on January 27, 2012

Since we are stuck in Kuwait City waiting on Iraqi visas to get back into Iraq, we have been exploring Kuwait City. Yesterday, we set out to find the National Museum and ended up at the big Fish Souq (souk means market) on the Arabian Gulf in downtown Kuwait City. How we ended up here […]

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