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Exploding Pyrex

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Perverse Luxury Beef

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Seafood will be far less nutritious

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Comment by Michael Penn on December 12, 2016 at 7:49am

Randall, I had similar readings and they had a hissy over my cholesterol and wanted to put me on Crestor. My cost on this $250 medication is $47 but I refused because I can switch to the VA and get it for $15. Don't try and convince me I'm getting a "bargain."

I'm also 248 lbs. and know fully that the old standard on cholesterol was 250 for many years. Then the drug "money makers" stepped in. You can lower it with flax seed oil, fish oil, and red yeast rice.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 12, 2016 at 7:32am

My blood test results are in (sent to me). Mixture of good and bad. Cholesterol at 265, but HDL is 80. So the ratio is well within the range of "okay". PSA (prostate) is very low--good news.

I just don't understand why my cholesterol number is so high. I exercise, eat right, not overweight, etc. "They" say don't be too concerned unless it's over 300. And it's the same as last year. We'll see what the Dr. says in 3 days.

Comment by Daniel W on December 11, 2016 at 7:30pm

Im too paranoid to can foods.  I did make freezer jam, which is pretty low risk since it's frozen

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2016 at 5:58pm

Spud, it works! Thanks!

 Mac computer, I get the degree symbol by holding down both the "Alt" and "Shift" keys, then pressing the "8" key. 

I can get a smaller degree symbol by holding down the "Alt" key, then pressing the "K" key.



I had to pay attention to getting the "Alt" key in order to get the degree sign.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2016 at 5:35pm

Food poisoning presents a formidable enemy to all cooks, especially home canned things. We cooked the life out of home canned beans until they flopped over when someone picked one up with a fork of fingers. It was hard for me to just heat them to a hard boil and at the last minute before serving. Old habits die hard. 

Home Canning and Botulism

Comment by Randall Smith on December 11, 2016 at 7:37am

When I took Amtrak out west a year ago Oct., I ate lunch at a Chipotles. A week later, the same restaurant was the site of a food poisoning outbreak that made national news. Whew! I don't blame you, Spud, for being concerned.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 9, 2016 at 2:29pm

I almost never eat at a restaurant or fast-food place anymore, mainly due to the price, plus I'm a little concerned about food poisoning. 

Pizza Hut pizza is my favorite also, although one of them gave me a mediocre tasting pizza the last time I went there.  Many years ago, when I lived in the bay area, I found a pizza place in San Francisco that had the best tasting pizza I've ever eaten, but can't remember the name of it.

Comment by Daniel W on December 9, 2016 at 1:06pm

BB, actually I liked that sandwich place in Longview a lot.  I wish there were some like that here.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 9, 2016 at 1:00pm

There's a great Thai place on 3rd Ave. downtown Portland called Esan's that's excellent. Planet Thai on 134th in Vancouver is really good too.

Comment by Daniel W on December 9, 2016 at 12:47pm

Carl, in Chicago, my favorite eateries were:  Boca di Beppo, and Little Home Vietnam, a tiny place on Damon I think near Advocate Hospital (?), and a Thai place that I forget.  We used to get groceries at Aldi all of the time, that was Ning's favorite but they don't have Aldi here.

In Portland my favorite places are Pizzacatto and in Beaverton, south of Portland, a Korean noodle place that stretches their noodles by hand.  Also a Korean place in Portland at an Asian Food Plaza.  We almost never eat out.


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