July 2012

(Photo by [ jRa7 ])

This week’s roundup of the most interesting reads on the interwebs.

1) Are Starches Really Safe? | Nora Gedgaudas

2) Battle over genetically engineered food heading to voters

3) Would You Eat Super-Healthy Cornmash Used to Make Ethanol? <—Vegan version of pink slime?

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In Part 1 of my road trip to Seattle, I covered the as-seen-on-TV Paseo, my first round of beef tongue and chicken livers at Dot’s Delicatessen, disappointing deserts at Honore Artisan Bakery, and just okay gelato at D’Ambrosio Gelataria. Part 2 starts with a few Pike Place Market discoveries, and ends at a little bistro by the name of Le Pichet.

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Eating both chicken livers and beef tongue in one meal makes for a good day. Doing so for two meals, well, makes me quite happy. Which is what happened on my recent day trip to Seattle, Washington. Considering Seattle is only about 3 hours south of Vancouver (including crossing the border), I don’t visit nearly enough. And when I do it’s typically to shop, so this touristy/foodie trip was long overdue. A friend and I drove down early one morning and hit up the Space Needle and Chihuly Exhibit as well as Pike Place Market, with a few food stops along the way.

Part 1 covers: Paseo, Dot’s Delicatessen, Honore Artisan Bakery, and D’Ambrosio Gelateria.

And check out Part 2 for: The Confectional, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine, and Le Pichet.

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Cooking was pretty easy this week, as is always the case when prime rib is for dinner. And for lunch, it’s Waldorf Chicken Salad.

I’ve got food ready to go for almost the entire week – that’s the joy of batch cooking :)



Do you ever peek into other people’s shopping carts, or gawk at their purchases at the check-out? Do you then try to figure out what kind of diet, if any, they’re on? Followed perhaps by a quick glance at the shopper to evaluate the success of that diet?

Somehow I doubt I’m the only one… In which case, you might find my weekly shopping loot interesting (Oops! Forgot to take a photo while the groceries were in the cart).

Even more nosy? ;) Here are the details:

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