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June Grocery Costs

Monthly grocery budget time! Here’s what got purchased at Casa Anglachel last month. The overall bill is up this month by just over $125. Food Type #Items Cost Previous Up/Down Fresh Produce 123 $143.75 $149.05 -$5.30 General Groceries 19 $92.74

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Easy Roasted Potatoes

In honor of the lowly spud, who is much maligned by the food puritans because it is so delicious, I offer up this very simple recipe. It’s what we’re having tonight as a side dish to my roasted Chicken Cacciatore. 

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What if the Experts are Wrong?

When you go out into the “War on Fat (Especially if You’re Poor),” what becomes glaringly obvious is that almost none of the reporting takes seriously modifying the environment of food ubiquity. The focus is 99.99999% on modifying what Teh

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Posted in Culture, Food, Health, Obesity

Weekly Menu – June 8-14

Here is our menu for this week. I haven’t done one of these in a while. This week is probably the most expensive menu we’ve had since Christmas week, and all due to one item. Copper River Sockeye salmon is

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How Can You Regulate Food?

I’m going to try to keep sarcasm to a minimum in this post. I want to focus on exactly how food as such can be regulated. On purely practical terms, how could this work? My jumping off point is an

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May Grocery Costs

I just got done with the grocery budget for May and thought I’d share. Unlike my weekly menus, which make use of pantry items like oil and sugar that may have been purchased some time ago, this account is what

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Weekly Menu – May 18-24

The weather this week is moving back towards seasonally normal temperatures and humidity levels, which means cloudy days with temperatures in the high 60s with some breeziness. I’m taking the opportunity to clean things out of the freezer. Weekday Main

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Wealthy Kitchens

One of the steady arguments you hear from the various foodie factions in their unceasing war on the poor and fat and the insufficiently food-aware is that cooking your own food is cheaper than eating processed foods, so why wouldn’t

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Dressing Recipe

Here is a recipe for a vinaigrette I’m using on the black bean, corn, edamame and grain salad we’re having for dinner tonight. It’s from Epicurious and is described “This marmalade-sweetened dressing is quintessential Bobby Flay, with bold flavors that

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When Price is Not the Issue

The main reason I eat what I eat has very little to do with “health” or trying to eat “good” foods. I am a cheap-ass skinflint. I grew up in genteel poverty in the 1970s, the kind where our family’s

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Posted in Economics, Politics
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