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Safety of frozen food

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Patricia Dec 29, 2014. 12 Replies

Why do we call a large Mexican fowl "Turkey"?

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 20, 2014. 12 Replies

Herb danger

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 17, 2014. 3 Replies

Pizza, come and get it!

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Nick Bottom Nov 12, 2014. 19 Replies

Science explains mozarella on pizza

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Nov 7, 2014. 7 Replies

What is your favorite apple?

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Deidre Nov 4, 2014. 14 Replies

Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Nov 3, 2014. 44 Replies

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Comment by Plinius on April 23, 2014 at 6:22am

LOL Sentient! And congrats!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 22, 2014 at 5:59pm

Felaine, thanks for the story of the doctor and cholesterol.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 22, 2014 at 5:50pm

Actually, if it grows on trees, it's a fruit (seed).

"Cocoa bean (also cacao bean,[1] often simply cocoa and cacao; Mayan: kakaw; Nahuatl: cacaua) is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted. They are the basis of chocolate, as well as many Mesoamerican foods such as mole sauce and tejate.

A cocoa pod (fruit) has a rough leathery rind about 3 cm thick (this varies with the origin and variety of pod). It is filled with sweet, mucilaginous pulp (called 'baba de cacao' in South America) enclosing 30 to 50 large seeds that are fairly soft and white to pale lavender in color. While seeds are usually white, they become violet or reddish brown during the drying process."

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I had a similar argument about avocados with my dad's doctor 30 years ago.  Dad had a minor stroke that impaired his ability to swallow solid food somewhat; one of the few things he could still manage without choking was avocado.  His doctor  "But they're loaded with cholesterol!" I said "How could they? They grow on trees; they are FRUIT."    It was a year or more later that the "experts" finally decided that avocados, olives, and other oily fruits contained "good" cholesterol.  BFD, eh? 
Comment by Daniel W on April 22, 2014 at 3:26pm

I'll keep that in mind. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 22, 2014 at 3:25pm

You could borrow an ex-mormon's temple recommend, and doctor it up with your picture and a good date.  

Comment by Daniel W on April 22, 2014 at 3:21pm

Now what can I do to be thrown out of the Mormon temple?  I guess first I would have to get in.....

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 22, 2014 at 3:20pm

Potatoes on pizza sound great.  Congratulations on being thrown out of the Vatican. 

Comment by Pat on April 22, 2014 at 3:04pm

Daniel, you got thrown out of the Vatican?! MY MAN!!! High Five!

Comment by Daniel W on April 22, 2014 at 1:27pm

I visited the Vatican too.  They won't let you in wearing shorts, even though the statues are naked and the paintings in the Sistine Chapel are naked.  My stubborn partner brought his shorts, and went into a restroom and changed, inside the Vatican.  Almost immediately the Swiss guards grabbed both us and pushed us out of Vatican City.  I have always taken great pride in having been physically thrown out of the Vatican.

Which reminds me I love Italian food.  Rome has wonderful food.  My favorite was pizza rustica,, which has potatoes in the topping.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 22, 2014 at 8:27am

Patricia, your "chocolate is a vegetable" parody reminds me of the sillyness in a belief of god. I guess rationalization is the word.

 

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