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Vegan isn't most sustainable diet

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Parmesan that's cheddar- and mozzarella-laced wood pulp

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Live longer, don't eat bacon and sausage

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Tuna's not greener than pork!

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Comment by Michael Penn on September 10, 2015 at 6:04am

There is a difference in flavor. That's because the water goes through again and again until it is done. Walmart has these at $39.95 but I bought mine at a consignment shop for $20.00. I also enjoy not having to use paper filters. This way you have no collapsed paper filters ever, and no full of water coffee basket. LOL

Comment by Daniel W on September 9, 2015 at 9:09pm
Mike the percolator makes me nostalgic. I havent seen one in years. I enjoy the sound and process, and it fills the room with aroma. Do you notice a difference in flavor?
Comment by Michael Penn on September 9, 2015 at 8:54pm

I had a Mr. Coffee drip type machine and got convinved to go back to a perculator. Stainless steel and does a much better job in about the same time. Drip machines have the water go through once. A perculator sends the water thrugh again and again.

Comment by Daniel W on September 9, 2015 at 8:05pm

Make your own coffee maker from concrete, a glass funnel, and legos.  This is too cool. 

0:50 / 2:31

Comment by Daniel W on September 8, 2015 at 8:53am
Fall is on its way! I'm looking forward to more baking again.

Ordered some San Fancisco sourdough starter. I know I could start my own, but this seems like a reasonable way to start.

I have squash and pumpkins to roast and bake and cook.

Need tocome up with something new I haven't cooked before. Maybe it's finally time to learn tamales?

Time to make a batch of sauerkraut again.
Comment by Randall Smith on September 1, 2015 at 8:32am

Enjoyed reading the salmon comments. My canned salmon casserole turned out pretty good--a bit salty, however, as Michael said. I'll get 4 servings out of it.

Comment by Pat on August 27, 2015 at 5:09pm
Randall, I buy canned salmon myself, and make salmon patties. I grew up just west of you over the state line in Kankakee. When I grew up it was a predominately Catholic community. Friday's were usually one of 4 things. Tuna casserole with egg noodles and cream of mushroom soup (blechh!). Fish sticks with fried potatoes. Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Or, salmon patties and creamed peas. Take your choice. Oh before I always like the salmon patty dinner. Still do. Brings back memories from childhood.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 27, 2015 at 1:13pm

Farmed prawns or shrimp are grown in fresh water and fed some kind of pellets and as a result have a less appetizing consistency and are relatively flavorless compared to wild caught ones. In my experience no farmed fish has the same quality as wild caught, and I never buy it, even though it's usually cheaper.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 27, 2015 at 1:04pm

It's been years since I've purchased a can of salmon, but I distinctly recall having to pick out bones before preparing it for an appetizer dish.  Perhaps there are different quality grades for canned salmon?  I just don't know.  

Another thing I don't know anything about is possible differences between wild-caught and farm-raised foods, salmon or otherwise.  Right now, my opinion is that I'm in favor of farm-raised foods produced in a scientifically responsible and healthy manner if it helps alleviate the strain on wild species. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 27, 2015 at 9:02am

How about those shelf-stable pouches of salmon, also supposedly wild-caught? I enjoy the convenience of not having to drain them, or remove skin and bones; it's ready to add a little mayonnaise, dill, capers, whatever for salmon salad.

 

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