16 February 2008

Interesting, thought provoking, curious still

I poached this from my friend Fiz.

You think God is trying to tell us something about food? Certainly makes one look at the cheeseburger sitting in front of them in a totally different way.

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Eggplant, Avocados and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

11 February 2008


I could not for the life of me figure out why I was getting so many hits on chocolate tart the last few days.

Then it hit me. Valentines Day.

One thing I can't figure out however is why people need a picture of a recipe. Perhaps because of what I do, I don't need a picture. I read the ingredients and can see what it is going to look like and usually how it will taste. Maybe not everyone can do that. I don't know.

I'm re-reading Culinary Artistry. A book I love. It discusses the art of cooking. The architecture of taste. Seasons. It is a book I find invaluable, as do many of my fellow professionals. It's a must read for me.

I am all over the place mind wise today. So much running through my mind. Mostly of late, it is politics. Barack Obama. If you get it, you'll know. I know, I know, he's a politician, but when was the last time so many have been so excited over one individual. A uniter that the current occupant was never able to be. Republicans and Democrats, all races and ages, and my goodness the younger crowd. How wonderful for them to have someone they can so fully get behind. For many, this will be their first presidential election, and they will be voting for someone, not against someone. I cannot for the life of me understand why the working class democrats are more for Clinton. For goodness sake, Obama just finished paying off his student loans while Clinton is able to write herself a check for 5 million. Perception I suppose. Lack of investigation is another. Comfort zone still another. Apparently I'm part of the latte and white wine crowd (while I prefer a cappuccino to a latte, I do love me some red wine).

If you are on the fence between Obama and Clinton, listen to his speeches, they are all over YouTube. Search blogs and read of people's accounts about being at an event. Go to his website and read about his positions.

Yes We Can


Yummy!! I do so love pineapple.

Pineapple lovers, this site has everything you've ever wanted to know about pineapple and more.

I actually have stuff to say today, but not just yet.

05 February 2008

Yeah, I know, I suck

I swear, this industry I have chosen will kill you dead.

Long hours, bad eating habits (ironic eh), and little sleep(not to mention a few other things).

The schedule I've been on has seen me not cooking for close to a month(at home cooking, work doesn't count), I know it's been at least 3 weeks. Everything is go, go, go, we need you here, there, and everywhere at the same time.

Now, I've been able to be home tonight, which has been a nice thing, but as tired as I am, I almost feel as if I'm jacked up on something, I suppose the cappuccino I had earlier(like an hour ago), might have something to do with it.

I've been able to watch election returns. So freakin cool. My political side is coming out of hibernation.

I now have nothing left to say other than I really want some Chinese food. Pork dumplings, YUMMMM

03 February 2008


I love spending time with my bestestfriendever.

Doesn't matter what we do, I just enjoy being with him. I do so worry about him sometimes though. He doesn't sleep, when he does, it's so erratic. His eating, erratic also. Work however, gets his everything. Loves what he does. Unfortunately, he isn't 20 anylonger. You can't burn that candle at both ends and the middle and not have it mess with you.

We had some really tasty Chinese food. I had never been there. I'll be going back for sure.

Other than that, I've been far busier than I care to be. Way too much stuff, I'm in a sensory overload. I worry about him and his candle burning ways, yet I do the same damn thing.

No wonder that those in my profession have such a high divorce rate. I don't see how anyone outside of other industry folks can deal. Problem there of course, I believe that every kitchen person I know has a lot of similarities, including bulldogishness, brick wall's, ego, aggressiveness, sense of humor, and very much tell it like it is type people.