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Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 9, 2017 at 3:51am

Daniel, what a great photo! Looks like a perfect example of what Ken Burns would use in one of his historical documentaries. Do you know where his shop was located?

Joan, your charts on immigration are particularly relevant to the discussions taking place today on the same topic.  I think many Americans have either forgotten about or never learned about the intense hatred and discrimination that took place here against the Irish in the mid-1800's.  They were poor and uneducated, but worst of all they were Catholic!  

Slavery was coming to an end, so the Irish from the east coast and the Chinese from the west coast were almost solely responsible for all the hard labour that built the trans-continental railroad in the 1860's.

Comment by Plinius on January 9, 2017 at 3:15am

I love that picture, Daniel!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 9, 2017 at 3:05am
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 9, 2017 at 2:56am

Spud, I have been trying to stop eating meat because of the principle of killing an animal for my benefit if I don't have to. I am and have been anemic and trying to get protein other ways.

I developed an ulcer on my ankle. and my Dr said to eat more protein and gave me a list of protein rich foods. 

  • Lean beef
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Lean pork
  • Fish
  • Beans, including pinto, kidney, soybeans and lentils
  • Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Enriched rice
  • Whole-grain and enriched breads
  • Deli-sliced meats- particularly chicken & turkey
  • Whole grain bread
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Low-fat mozzarella cheese sticks, string cheese
  • Sugarless gum 
  • Small handful of nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Sugarless Jello
  • Low fat cottage cheese 
  • Low-fat carb yogurt, Greek yogurt
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Fibrous vegetables, veggie sticks
  • Bananas
  • Energy Bars: Bumble, Bora Bora, Balance, Lara, Luna, Nature Valley Bar, Planter’s Fruit and Not Bar ( I can’t find it)
  • Lite cream cheese 
  • Hummus
  • Avocado
  • Tuna 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2017 at 7:41pm

Daniel, a wonderful photo of your great grandfather. The 1860' were a part of an early immigration to the US, with all the Irish, and the other European countries. It must have been an exciting time for young men in those days. 

"1820 - 1880

The Industrial Revolution had begun, the slave trade was nearing its end, and America was pushing westward. Thousands of immigrants found work on the trans-continental railroad, settling in towns along the way. Word of the California Gold Rush had spread around the world, drawing immigrants from both Asia and Europe. "

Comment by kathy: ky on January 8, 2017 at 1:20pm
About the bread. I often make adjustments to recipes. Sometimes because I lack an ingredient but more often because I don't care for an ingredient that is called for.
I freeze black olives that are already added to the sauce and they hold up well so freezing them alone should work fine. I'll keep you posted.
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2017 at 1:17pm

Dill Rye Sourdough bread sounds tasty.

I've been considering raising rabbits to eat.  They're cute critters, so I would have a tough time butchering them, but I think I could.  After all, I saw my dad butcher many of them as a supplement to our diet, to keep us fed with his small income.

Comment by Daniel W on January 8, 2017 at 1:10pm

Joan, I enjoy reading your history.  My great grandfather was a butcher.  This was a photo of him in his shop, early 1900s.  He was born in Ringsheim in what is now SW Germany and emigrated as a child in the late 1860s.

I decided 35 years ago, if I can't raise it, know it, and kill it myself, I wont eat it.  And I can't.  But I don't decided for others what to do, we are all different.

Kathy, I don't know about freezing those olives either.  Please let us know what happens!

Making dill rye sourdough bread for the first time today.  I cobbled together different recipes from the internet.  Who knows what will happen?  :-)

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2017 at 12:54pm

Sorry I don't know, but my guess is yes.  I would try it.  If you don't like them after being frozen, I'll bet the chickens would.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 8, 2017 at 10:58am
Does anyone know if I can freeze black olives? The small cans cost twenty cents more than the large ones so I got the large. Now Im curious if anyone has had any luck freezing them. If that doesn't work I'm sure the chickens will eat them.

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