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Category: food

11/25/10 01:08 - 41.ºF - ID#53164

Organic vs non-organic

Generally, I buy organic everything because I like to support organic farmers and I generally don't want to consume hormones, antibiotics and pesticides. I recognize this is cost prohibitive for a lot of people, especially those with larger families. I generally am feeding just one person. Figuring the risk can't be equal for all foods, I decided to look into it a bit.

It seems there is a general consensus that meat, milk, celery, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches are riddled with pesticides and hormones while other foods don't matter as much e.g. pineapple, avacados, onions, etc.

I totally believe this is the case for celery, as just about all organic celery I buy has bugs which makes me thing they must spray the crap out of the regular variety. I am fine with the bugs, I just inspect first and wash them off.

I don't know for sure but I am also guessing that it really doesn't matter with blackberries. I believe this because I had the most the most prolific, luscious blckberries bushes in the yard and I eat the berries all summer without bugs attacking them. It always surprises me because they are so juicy and sweet. I think most of the small bugs have a hard time getting through the coating on the seeds. The only thing that seems to ever get them are large ants and only when the berries are broken.

I swear that some organic food really tastes better. I would say milk is one of those. Then again other ones can sometimes be infested with bugs.

whatsonmyfood.org has pretty interesting breakdowns of specific foods. I also got the following guide from
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Category: food

11/24/10 11:03 - 32.ºF - ID#53162 pmobl

Longan Fruits

I enjoy then a bunch but they are not half as tasty as litchee fruits. Either that or the ones I got were not so ripe.

The store I got them at smelled so gross and has these fly traps above the fish section. Who puts fly traps in a food store window?

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Category: food

11/24/10 10:58 - 32.ºF - ID#53161 pmobl

The best pumkin seeds ever

This year at the giant pumpkin farm the worker convinced us to buy these smaller pumpkins with what he described a shellless seeds. He wasn't kidding they we so delicious and easy to eat.

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11/24/10 10:55 - 32.ºF - ID#53160 pmobl

Airport Security Check?

Okay not really ;)

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Category: food

11/21/10 05:28 - 47.ºF - ID#53150

Red Finger Lime

Has anyone eaten one? I want to try one so bad but I can't find anyone talking about having them outside of australia. I found an awesome picture of one at

It seems like a something like the lime version of a blood orange but the seeds are in pockets. The fact that they paired it with an oyster makes me want it even more.

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Category: food

11/21/10 04:08 - 46.ºF - ID#53149 pmobl

The biggest crab legs ever

The real question is not how to cook them but how (e:matthew) and I are going to manage eating them. I have a feeling there might end up being some crab soup.

To give it some perspective, that is a twelve quart pot and 3 lbs of crab.

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Category: clothing

11/21/10 04:05 - 46.ºF - ID#53148 pmobl

Fitting my old clothes

Ironically, by quitting the gym I now once again fit into all my clothes from my early twenty's.

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Category: games

11/20/10 07:35 - 37.ºF - ID#53141

Haunt the house

This game is the cutest thing ever.



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Category: food

11/20/10 04:48 - 42.ºF - ID#53140 pmobl

Spice Bazaar

There is an Indian grocery store called Spice Bazaar next to Markheim pets. I need to go back with (e:tinypliny) or (e:samathon1986) because I didn't know what anything was.

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Category: food

11/20/10 01:46 - 45.ºF - ID#53138

Exclusively Alaskan Good

A couple months back someone wrote to me to suggest I try out exclusively Alaskan Good fishmonger in Eden, NY.

Sorry the outside picture is so dark but we got there after 5 in Novemeber in Buffalo ;)
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Inside there was a very friendly and knowledgeable woman working the counter.
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They had a bunch of fish and seafood products to choose from that were all exclusively from alaska. According to the clerk, her father was a seafood inspector in Alaska. When he retired they decided to open up a seafood store in his home town of Eden, NY. She had a great point about how the Alaskan seafood is safer than foreign import because we have much stricter regulations.
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Wildcaught Sockeye Salmon
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Dungeness Crab
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And the largest King crab legs I have ever seen. I makes the crabs seem so scary that the legs are this big.
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I also got some bacon wrapped elk. When we lived in Germany I used to eat Hirsh a lot which was deer I believe. I imagine elk is similar. It was good with current sauce. Seeing as I don't have very many currents, I am thinking it might be good with cranberry sauce as an alternative.
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Their slogan is from boat to throat.
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I made the sockeye salmon and dungeness crab for dinner tonight. I combined it with blueberries, salad and squash, yum.

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I would definitely suggest visiting if you are into seafood. The were open till 7 tonight (friday) so I imagine that is a normal weekend closing time.
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