I haven't been to the farmers' market for two weeks and had only one egg left. The organic eggs from free range hens are so good I won't even buy them at the grocery store these days. I also got the biggest bunch of chard they had on hand - it took me a while to clean it and get it ready so that I just have to dip into the bag and pull out how much I want to cook. (I actually had enough to fill two large plastic storage bags). I normally don't cook the stems but I cleaned and cut up a bunch of stems as well. A few grapes, apples, and lemons rounded out my purchases. There were less than half the normal sellers there today, and no live music from dismal folk singers who try to recreate the 1960's. I like folk music, but some of that stuff was just plain bad. I'd rather not have to listen to it while I shop.
Yesterday I wrote about the supposed dangers of eating raw flour, and today there was another article in the paper about it. And now some study has come to the conclusion that 3-4 cups of coffee a day are good for you. I've known that for years! But just wait for a while and the opposite will suddenly appear in the news - don't drink coffee, it's bad for you! I say use your own judgment because a study can "prove" anything that it sets out to prove (or to disprove). Be careful of eating raw flour, though!
I don't recall Sacramento having this many weeks (actually months) of such cool weather. It's cool for Sacramento, at least, with a high reaching about 67 today.
I have often mentioned that I have no trouble sleeping at night, but last night I tossed and turned in the middle of the night and finally got up at around 3am. I stayed up for about an hour and then went back to sleep. I wonder how this will affect my afternoon and evening.
I hope you are enjoying the weekend, and that at least some of you shoppers are patronizing your local merchants.
TO WALK A TRAIL UNDER CLOUDLESS SKIES
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I have always eaten what my body tells me to eat and studies be damned. My blood panels have always been good. Just listen to your body.ReplyDelete
You are so right!ReplyDelete
I will eat any food that is set in front of me except coconut and liquorish.ReplyDelete
I totally agree with you on those two vile-tasting substances, and would also add yogurt to my list of poison to avoid.Delete
I differ from you because I eat lots of yogurt. I buy plain yogurt and mix it up with different stuff to make it taste yummy. . .Delete
All these studies crack me up. One day you can eat eggs and bacon - the next you can't. I enjoy eating whatever I want. How about moderation as the way to do it. (but I have trouble with moderation with certain foods like chocolate and potato chips and popcorn and cookies and etc. etc. etc.)ReplyDelete
I agree and I've eaten pretty much what I like most of my life. I've been fooled on a couple of things, like margarine instead of butter, etc. I never had much of a sweet tooth up until the last few years. Now it's almost uncontrollable!Delete
I've had a sweet tooth all my life and it has only gotten worse and worse. Raw Chocolate Chip cookie dough is a favorite of mine too. I think the concern is the raw eggs not the flour. But if you use organic for both then I don't see how there could be a problem. Looks like I'd better hang around with Jim and Sandie since chocolate, chips, popcorn, cookie dough and candy are moderation troubles for me.ReplyDelete
I was surprised about the flour vs egg. But the article definitely cautioned on eating raw flour. I haven't made cookies in years, but if I mixed up a batch today I would still be eating a bit of the dough now and then!Delete
Just found a recipe for Boston Cream cupcakes. Come on over.Delete
The flour, chickens and eggs were different back in the day. Now the store-bought eggs come from horrible long buildings where the chickens are cooped up and can't move. The loose chickens are stepping over their dead comrades and never go outside, They are offered a small fenced area outside, just so they can still be called "cage-free', but they are too afraid to go there. They don't even eat the same things that free-range chickens do, just a man-made unhealthy diet to make them fat and mostly breast.
As for the flour, it isn't flour any more, just a bunch of filler and added chemicals to try to make it nutritious. We are at the mercy of The Almighty Buck! I try to buy organic whenever I can.
Happy Trails, Best wishes, Penny
It's good to hear from you Penny, and I thank you for your comments. I too, have been eating organic most of my life - back to when nearly everything was organic. I buy my eggs at the local farmers market and they come straight from the farm - organic, of course. I can only hope. I am glad you mentioned about the flour as I didn't think of what and how they grow it now. Again, I use organic, but sprayed chemicals tend to drift and you just can't tell.Delete