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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:10 PM
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5. Good.
Edited on Wed Nov-04-09 02:42 PM by juno jones
One thing chefs can do well is tasty and nutritious on a budget. I hope his recomendations are seriously looked at.

But he is keenly aware of the challenges. On a visit to a school that prides itself on its healthy lunches, Mr. Kass watched ruefully as students plucked each vegetable off their pizzas. Its got to taste good, you know? he said. Theyre not going to eat it, no matter how healthy it is, if it doesnt taste good.

That's the hurdle, it can be done, healthy food doesn't have to taste like card board, but you have to have someone cooking it who has an affinity to it, rather than a human can opener who cranks it out because that's their job. In fact real cooking intimidates and angers human can openers whose only thought is to get it from can, box or pallet and into the oven and out again.

And this made me LOL.

After Mr. Kass said the White House garden would not use pesticides, the Mid America CropLife Association, an agricultural chemical trade group, urged Mrs. Obama to acknowledge the benefits of conventional agriculture to families who lack the time or means to tend backyard gardens.

I spent 15 minutes a day in my garden and had enough surplus to freeze and store. I used bone meal and compost for fertilizer, sprinkled enviro-safe slug bait when needed and sprayed with neem oil twice. How fucking 'time-consuming' is that? Any less work and you might as well as not garden at all. Oh, and I plucked a few weeds, always checking them for edibility too :evilgrin:.
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