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Does anyone here have anything to say about Lierre Keith, who reports on a "vegetarian myth"?

I don't post here often at all, and lately I've been re-entering my older recipes which I talk more about in cooking and baking. However, when starting to view this video on "peak moment tv", I found my jaw dropping on what this woman was saying.

Your opinions are valued and I may cross post this, but… I thought she sounded like she was full of crap.

Here's her interview about why vegetarianism is a myth, for you view- MMM


DEP Fines Halliburton for Repeated Violations of Solid Waste Management Act

PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is fining Halliburton Energy Services $1.8 million for 255 violations of the Solid Waste Management Act between 1999 and 2011.

DEP became aware of the violations in 2011 during an inspection of the facility, and further investigation revealed violations dating back to 1999.

Am I correct that the math means it only cost Halliburton a little over $7k to violate the law each time? That must be a drop in the bucket...

Read more here: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/14287?id=20377&typeid=1

Is THIS your cat?

I'm experimenting with Kale Chips and a dehydrator.

I am fascinated so far with Kale Chips. This happened after I was introduced to them at a pot luck event where many people brought in recipes close to the bottom of the food chain.

I bought my dehydrator for Christmas and so far, I've made Kale chips twice. I would have taken a picture of the first batch, but my husband and I devoured them over a few days.

Has anyone else done this? I really am impressed, though I'm not too sure that I've saved much electricity with the dehydrator operation to do this. It takes a good 4 to 5 hours to get them nice and crispy. The oven proved too hot for what my goals are with the dehydrator.

Based on what you pay for these chips if you can find them at the grocery store, I know it's far less expensive to my own kale chips.

I'm sure I'll graduate to other veggies, but I'm loving it so far.

Jamie Dimon gets a fucking RAISE

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is getting a 74 percent pay raise despite the bank paying out about $20 billion last year to settle several legal and regulatory issues, the company announced on Friday.
His total pay package for 2013, approved by the bank’s board of directors, is $20 million.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/jamie-dimon-gets-a-big-raise-102570.html#ixzz2rMf050XY

On edit: This is what a tapeworm does when the banking industry never gets back to that regulation you thought it finally had after the great depression:

My rip off Theme Song… for Il Grande Bullo of New Jersey

(sung to the tune of Lyrics to Sopranos Theme Song)…

You woke up this morning
Got yourself a big story,
Mama always said you'd be
Most likely to seek Glory.

She said: You're one in a million
You've got to burn to shine,
But you were born to be Republican,
In a blue state you wanted "all mine".

You woke up this morning
All the nation's love has gone,
Your Papa never told you
About covering up who did what and what's right and wrong.

But you're looking pretty sad, baby,
I believe you're feeling heat,(shame about it),
Born to be Republican
And the lies, they had to repeat.

You woke up this morning
The world turned upside down,
Thing's ain't been the same
Since that Blue State's gonna shake you down.

But you're a dime a dozen for the GOP
You've lost that shotgun shine.
Born under a bad sign,
And your lies continue to unwind.

When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
You got yourself a hat… handed to you…
Just like that.

There MUST be a law against donning bumper stickers so offensive, no, I don't have pix!

I was too sick as a passenger this morning, riding along with my husband, who was taking me to the Med Express for this damned virus. I looked at it and said to my husband, "what a complete jaggoff". Were I more sharp, I would have grabbed a pen to write down the license plate number and complained… but to whom?

By the way, I couldn't tell if this was male or female in the driver's set, but they basically swerved in and out - anxious to get over to the left hand turn lane, then run the yellow to red arrow in their black SUV LandRover.

Back window decals -
Upper left - NRA Sticker (okay, I can deal with that)
Upper Right & middle left, bumper sticker was some narrative too small to entirely read basically that we've had the first "woman" president in office… Then, picture of Obama holding his head up in a less than masculine pose… WTF?
Lower Left - The clearly defined word taking up most of bumper sticker (this is what floored me) "C "Obama icon" for the letter "O" C K S U C K E R.

Okay, so should I see this shit again, is there a recourse?

Just saw, The Wolf of Wall Street

It was great, IMO… Martin Scorsese directs. I knew what I would probably be in for, because it's based on the book written by it's main character, Jordan Belfort. Yeah… it has a lot of foul language… someone estimated that the word, "fuck" occurred 500 times. And, probably the closest to actual coitus in a scene I've ever seen in a non-porn movie.

I think this is the exact way the movie must be told. And if DiCaprio doesn't get an Oscar for this, then I don't know who could.

The story of Wall Street, outside of any Gorden Gecco conception, should be seen this way. Otherwise, how can you understand what has gone on and continues to go on.

The irony came in my realization as the movie wrapped and credits rolled in knowing my admission to this very long movie (even matinee price) helped Jordan Belfort, after seeing how much he fucked other people figuratively.

Still… I give it a
Posted by MrMickeysMom | Tue Jan 7, 2014, 10:08 PM (8 replies)

The appropriate response to any GD flame bating threads on "woo woo"

Posted by MrMickeysMom | Mon Jan 6, 2014, 05:07 PM (6 replies)

Here's an old Food & Wine recipe for New Years' Eve...

Warning, I haven't made this yet, but love my old copies of F&W, which I USED to be so pleased with...

Oven-Fried Rice Balls with Gruyere
Active: 30 min; total 1 Hr

Makes about 30 rice balls

Flecked with black pepper and Gruyere, these crusty rice balls are an irresistible hors d' oeuvres. They're great for parties because they are baked rather than fried.

1 tablespoon EVOO
1 medium shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup arborio rice
2 cups water
3/4 cups shredded Gruyere cheese (2.5 oz)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (1.5 oz)
1/4 cup chopped herbs, such as thyme,basil and oregano
Salt and cracked black pepper
2 large egg whites
1/2 panko bread crumbs

1. Preheat the oven to 450f. Lightly oil a large, rimmed baking sheet. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the water has been completely absorbed, about 10 minutes. Scrape the rice into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.

2. Stir the Gruyere, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan and all of the chopped herbs into the rice. Season the rice with salt and generously season with coarsely cracked paper.

3. In a medium stainless steel bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until firm peaks form. Stir one-fourth of the whites into the rice to loosen the mixture, then stir in the remaining whites. Roll the rice into 1.5 inch balls.

4. In a shallow bowl, toss the panko with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Dredge the rice balls in the panko crumbs and transfer to the prepared baking shed. Bake the rice balls in the upper third of the oven for 25 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Let stand for 5 minutes, then transfer to a platter and serve.

They suggest a champagne pairing - Savory Gaston-Chiquet let Cru Tradition Carrte Verte Brut NV, which has a high percentage of Pinot Meurier. I'm not big on champagne, but what the heck… If I make it, I'll look for the champagne, too.

Curious: I wonder why stainless steel bowl is recommended to beat egg whites?
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