Weed and balls….

My balls hurt! Like when I was a kid playing little League baseball you’d sometimes get hit in the family jewels by a line drive and even though you wore a jockstrap with a cup, IT FUCKING HURT!! I was diagnosed with epiditimitis which is swollen balls! They put me on a Dilaudid drip and… Continue reading Weed and balls….

New focus on food, weed, BBQ, beer….

I haven’t posted anything here in months! My wife was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in May. Her attitude is fantastic! She had a lumpectomy performed in mid July, her surgeon said she got it all!! So, she’s on her last week of radiation, no chemotherapy required! Already back at work! In dealing with… Continue reading New focus on food, weed, BBQ, beer….

First Algae Cooking Oil on Grocery Store Shelves….

The first-ever algal cooking oil in the United States is now on shelves. Thrive’s Algae Oil offers numerous benefits, including a high smoke point, neutral taste, and, most importantly, a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat, giving consumers and chefs “a better choice for their everyday oil,” the firm says. Created from chlorella algae, the zero-trans-fat… Continue reading First Algae Cooking Oil on Grocery Store Shelves….

Farro is driving the ancient grain thang….

In the last year, U.S. sales of products labeled as “made with ancient grains” have grown by 35% to reach more than $209 million, according to SPINS1 (Schaumburg, IL). And while quinoa may still be the most ubiquitous, much of the growth is driven by up-and-coming ancient grains, such as farro. SPINS data indicate sales… Continue reading Farro is driving the ancient grain thang….

Can large corporate urban farms grow “local” produce??

Story by Sarah Shemkus at Civil Eats Under the glass-and-metal canopy of a sprawling greenhouse in Yardley, Pennsylvania, BrightFarms is growing salad greens. A lot of salad greens. Arugula and herbs and the occasional tomato–about 360,000 pounds per year–sprout up in white hydroponic trays. When the plants are ready, they are harvested, packed, and driven… Continue reading Can large corporate urban farms grow “local” produce??

TV food shows, best this, greatest that….

This blogger has produced, hosted, written, sold ad space, booked talent and secured sponsorships for many TV cooking shows and segments for nearly 20 years. I know the ins and outs on how it works and the content you see! The networks all have budgets per show. Most of the cooking shows you see on… Continue reading TV food shows, best this, greatest that….

Hidden sugars are everywhere!

It’s no secret that eating too much sugar can cause you to gain weight, leading to diabetes and a slew of un-fun health problems. Now, the FDA is recommending Americans limit their daily added-sugar intake to just 12.5 teaspoons (or 50 grams) a day. While this number may initially seem high, it is easier to… Continue reading Hidden sugars are everywhere!