Category: Just life, you know?

  • Dextrose

    I like the name Dexter. I like the name Rose. I don’t know what to think about Dextrose. So I looked it up. The redirect for Dextrose at Wikipedia goes straight to glucose. It’s a simple sugar (monosaccharide). It’s a fuel source for us (and most other biological organisms). I saw “Dextrose” on the back […]

  • Tofu Barbeque

    Tonight our main course was tofu barbeque. I found the recipe on, courtesy of Yealang Smith. Here’s how I make it. I chop up a quarter of an onion and half of a green bell pepper. I saute them both together in a pan when the oil has warmed up / is way too […]

  • Chard

    We got some Swiss chard from Canticle Farm this past week. Since I didn’t know how to cook it, I looked it up. Some things I didn’t know: it’s in the beet family (sea beets. No, really), and it’s popular in Mediterranean cooking (all right!). I tapped “swiss chard” into yummly, and got a quick […]

  • Yummly

    Literally this afternoon I read on Mashable about a new site called Yummly. Here’s the link to that post. The article was called Semantic Recipe Finder Will Save You Time in the Kitchen. Of course I clicked. So it explains about, which is a site for finding recipes. What’s nice is that you can […]

  • Last mercury post (for now)

    So last night my husband asked me why tuna has mercury in it. I thought, “oh, I know this. They eat stuff with it.” Then, by complete coincidence I saw this article today. The article is about why salt water fish have more mercury in them than fresh water fish. It says that sunlight naturally […]

  • What mercury poisoning is

    So mercury is a heavy metal. It’s that stuff in old thermometers, and it’s what the Terminator is made out of (I think). You get mercury poisoning from exposure to too much mercury (no kidding). It causes problems for the kidneys, brain, and lungs. According to wikipedia, the symptoms include an itching and burning sensation […]

  • MMMM! Tuna! Ewww…mercury

    My cousin reminded me to be careful of the amount of tuna I eat. I’m aware that there’s mercury in tuna, and that you’re supposed to sort of limit your intake. Great. So how much is enough and how much is too much? Well, I don’t know that kind of thing, so I did what […]

  • Milk conundrum

    So, organic milk is a conundrum for me. It lasts, like, 10 times longer than conventional milk. It’s organic. These are huge positives. It has no chemicals, hormones, or antibiotics. The cows that give the milk are fed organically and are also not treated with all that other chemically stuff. I just read that it […]

  • What is this? (I had to look it up)…

    For a while now, I’ve thought about trying a vegetarian diet full-time. It turns out, I don’t really have that kind of dedication. I won’t keep you in suspense. But despite my waffling and weakness, I have made another kind of decision. I’m challenging myself to this experiment. I will avoid eating our land-based (and […]