Hey guys! How is your week going? Today’ post is a good one to read on a snowy day with a mug of something warm and no plans to go anywhere. Here’s a list of articles and items that have caught my attention so far this month. Enjoy!
2. I love pretty much everything about this.
3. The Julia Child of Weed. Interesting read.
5. Yet another reason to buy your birds whole:
“There’s a legal limit on the percentage of whole chicken carcasses that can be contaminated with salmonella. That limit is 7.5 percent, and most poultry companies meet it easily.
But most people buy chicken parts, like thighs, breasts and drumsticks. And about a year ago, during an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that was traced to Foster Farms, in California, the USDA’s scientists started systematically testing chicken parts, too.
They discovered that those parts were three or four times more likely to test positive for salmonella than the whole chickens. Ground chicken was even worse.”
6. I’m realizing I have a thing for tea cups.
8. Vanilla extract, by law, has to be at least 70-proof (that’s 35% alcohol, making it on par with some pretty strong liquors and almost 3 times more potent than most wines), and somehow we don’t have to be carded for it. Here’s why.
9. Self-reporting in these kinds of studies just isn’t wise.
10. Natural flavoring should be natural, right? Welllll…
12. Y’all know how much I love getting children involved in the kitchen, but even I realize that some cooking tasks are not toddler-friendly and you need something else that they can play with close by while not making a massive mess of your kitchen. My son received a set of squigz for Christmas, and they’ve been a big help in this area- he can stick them on pretty much any kitchen surface, build cool shapes with them, bend them however he pleases, and even stick them on his forehead like a little Toy Story alien.
13. Currently binge-watching season 2 of A Chef’s Life and getting horribly homesick for the Eastern Shore.
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