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Fry shortage?

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Wet and cold weather has  damaged potato  crops in Idaho and  in two of Canada’s largest-producing provinces.   Some growers were able to dig up some damaged crops for storage, but growers in Manitoba,  North Dakota and Minnesota received snow and rain,  forcing them to abandon some supplies in fields.

Demand for this tasty treat has risen internationally, and since the U.S. will have little available for export,  prices could rise substantially and shortages may occur.  Fry makers prefer longer potatoes for use, but this year’s crops are smaller and less convenient to prepare.  Eat up quickly, folks!!

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December 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Monkeys outsmart humans…

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Homo sapiens sometimes isn’t  —  witness how often we  behave like  rut people,  doing the same thing for whatever reasons,  even when we fail to achieve the best outcomes.

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October 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm

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Mild and not…

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This article  is way short on specifics,  but admitting it studied only Chinese adults tells me instantly that it’s focus was exceptionally narrow and that the study is therefore quite a bit less useful than it could be.  Why didn’t they study India,  which has regions featuring very spicy food and very hot food?  Color me unimpressed…

 

 

 

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July 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

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Beer from shards…

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If you discovered some 3,000 year-old yeast,  would you use it?   If so,  for what?  Bread?   Israeli scientist had to revitalize six ancient strains of yeast, but once they had accomplished that,  they used it to  brew ancient  types of beers. 

This is the first time that living yeast were actually extracted,  identified and recreated from ancient pottery vessels and may lead to some other useful  —  and enjoyable —  techniques.  L’Chaim!

 

 

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May 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm

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Doughnut disaster…

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We all make fun of doughnut-inhaling cops,  so we shouldn’t be surprised that they have  made fun  of themselves with a burned-out doughnut truck.

UPDATE:  Krispy  Kreme has  stepped up with a big delivery to make up for the loss of the burned out truck and the delicious treats.  now that is some sweet corporate responsibility!

 

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January 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

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More turkey…

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I ate too much good food on Thanksgiving, had way too much fun with family and friends,  and will do penance by working in the yard today, while it’s rather chilly and a bit damp.

Pres. Trump  trolled liberals  on gas prices,  the Left criticized  every aspect of  his calls to overseas military,  and Rush Limbaugh  gives thanks  for Trump,  as  does Bruce  Bawer.

Has anyone on the Left ever read the  original Thanksgiving  Day proclamations?  Would they comprehend them if  they read  them today?  I very much doubt it.   John Hayward does,  which is why is he grateful for the scraps of  free speech  which remain to us.   Thomas Lifson is grateful to the oil companies which are  now free  to produce energy.   We should all be grateful to the  farmers who  grow the yummy things we consume year-round.

Some of the American Indians in New England  mourned  the day of celebration.  Most of the rest simply welcomed family and friends and feasted like the rest of us.

We can be grateful there are a  few conservatives  in Hollywood who have the courage to speak out.   We would benefit from developing  an attitude of gratitude.  A few  prayers  would not hurt either,  except for the atheists,  who will just have to suffer.

 

 

 

 

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November 23, 2018 at 10:49 pm

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Thanksgiving 2018…

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I’ve got bread baking,  and that is all I have to do except bring ice to Thanksgiving lunch,  and fortunately one of the service stations I have to pass by sells ice and is open today.   What you  eat today  is largely dependent on where you eat and family tradition.

Peas and Carrots  met the  President and First Lady this week,  and  while he  was pardoning  the two turkeys,  also managed  to troll  the Democrats.

A lot of folks who view themselves as enlightened will renew their annual whine that Thanksgiving should  be abolished,  and  when we all ignore them again,  may fall into the black pit  of despair  they find comfortable during seasonal celebrations.

And a special slice of pie to Debby Witt of The Corner,  for her usual roundup of  Turkey Day stuff from far and wide!   I especially enjoyed the historical parts.

 

 

 

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November 22, 2018 at 1:23 pm