Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Modest Proposal

Hey folks! With K back in town this week (though ze may be going to Toronto for part of it I believe) I was thinking it may be high time to finally have that sweet potato meal! How does everyone feel about that? And what are your schedules like? I'm excited to test out a recipe or two.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


"We don't care if these girls want to eat their men. That's the Piranha Man's problem. We just want the avocados."
Ford Maddox (in Cannibal Women and the Avocado Jungle of Death)

"the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise"
David Fairchild

Fun facts about avocados:

  • Avocados were known to the Aztec's as ahuacatl, which translates into "testicle tree."
  • A single tree can produce between 150-500 avocados per annum.
  • Any avocado pit can be seeded to grow. Growth will more likely be successful if the avocado has been brought to full maturation. [for instructions see:]
Nutritional information [from]:

Quantity: 1 avocado (201 g)

Calories: 332
Calories from fat: 247
Total fat: 29g
Saturated fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 14mg
Total carbohydrate: 17g
Dietary fiber: 13g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 4g

Daily value (based on a 2000 calorie diet)
Vitamin A: 6%
Vitamin C: 33%
Calcium: 2%
Iron: 6%

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


“So far I've always kept my diet secret but now I might as well tell everyone what it is. Lots of grapefruit throughout the day and plenty of virile young men at night."
Angie Dickinson (Film Actress)

"Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast."
Douglas Adams

Fun facts about grapefruit:
  • It interacts with many medications including, but not limited to: Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Simvastatin (Zocor), and Lovastatin (Mevacor) [used to treat high cholesterol]; Diazepam (Valium), Triazolam (Halcion), and Midazolam (Versed) [used for insomnia and anxiety]; and Buspirone (BuSpar), Sertraline (Zoloft), and Carbamazepine (Tegretol) [used fo treatment of psychiatric 'disorders']
  • The colour of a grapefruit's skin tells the picker nothing about how ripe it is
  • Grapefruit seed extract is said to have antifungal properties and can be found in O'My brand lubricant to prevent against yeast infections.
Nutritional information [from]:

Quantity: 1/2 grapefruit
Calories: 52
Calories from fat: 1
Total fat: 0g
Saturated fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Total carbohydrate: 13g
Dietary fiber: 2g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 1g

Daily value (based on a 2000 calorie diet)
Vitamin A: 28%
Vitamin C: 64%
Calcium: 3%
Iron: 1%