Here’s what I missed:
I’m going to be arrested for having a garden? There is blogger outrage all over the place regarding House of Representative Bill HR 875. Basically it applies the same rules for industrially grown foods as it does for small, local farmers. Clearly the monetary burden for complying with just the record keeping rules will kill off small farms, but if the FDA can’t even police the industrial sized food producers (think peanut butter) why all the fuss? What are the chances of Jane the Farmer being inspected for her organic carrot crop?
The Well at the NY Times is asking what kitchen gadget do you covet most? A garlic skinner, a peanut butter mixer, an oil sprayer, a $50 spring loaded chopper (spring loaded?? I’d be fingerless in minutes) or an herb saver (hello, juice glass with some water in the fridge works great). Now, my friend Mitch at Tasty Travails probably has more gadgets per square inch than most, and even he’s not going to pop for an avocado saver! Gourmet Worrier in Australia is pleased as punch with a silicone egg poacher. Now, I confess, I really, really like silicone molds, they are so much fun to play with.
There is yet another book about foie gras? Why aren’t people as riled up about Smithfield hams as they are about foie gras? You want to talk nasty, inhumane treatment; a Smithfield pig farm is my ultimate nightmare.
I can’t even imagine what I would miss if I stayed away from the computer for a whole week.