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What about wealthy people that are still obese and make horrible food choices anyway despite having the ability to do otherwise? Even my fellow health care professionals who know the effects of good and poor nutrition that still are out of shape, overweight, and see the effects it has on the human body everyday?

Something else is going on, really. I don't think it's so much ignorance or low financial means sometimes as it perhaps is laziness, or not having it be a top priority above other things.

The Skinniest Shoppers Buy the Priciest Food | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/26/10 10:11 PM

Anti-bacterial hand gel works by causing swelling and bursting of the cell membrane (lysing) and therefore the bacteria cannot build up any resistance to it. Lysol (see the connection now?) actually works the same way. It's only the antibiotics that cause any resistance really, unless there is some really random and powerful mutation that occurs.

Don't really see the need to superclean unless you're sharing your space with people. Or unless it is dirty. Seems a bit paranoid and yes, OCD, since most of these diseases are pretty harmless to most people. Annoying, nonproductive yes, but overall not too bad. As with most excessive cleaning methods, I would rather be spending my time doing something else.

Finally Feeling Better? 7 Places You Should Clean | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/24/10 11:08 AM

Dandelion jelly is fantastic. I made it for the first time last year, and the flavor was absolutely incredible - like all the flowery essence of honey boiled down, and it is great spread on hot biscuits.

Spring Fling: Homemade Dandelion Jelly Delicious Link | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/12/10 12:46 AM

Finals (comprehensive course ones) and midterms throw me off. In my program, we usually have 12 exams within a three week period in addition to seeing patients. That half an hour to cook something good is very precious, and my planned diet tends to fall by the wayside for convenience.

Also, there is the fact that i try to keep slow food around the house. This is a challenge when I'm starving or have limited time to prepare food, because things need to boil or soak or roast, or require fifteen minutes of preparation and cooking.

Weeknight Dinners: What Throws You Off Your Game? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/19/10 11:47 PM

Pain in the butt to fold, but would be very dramatic for presentation.

The Wow Factor: Origami Crane Garnishes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/9/09 11:44 PM

We went to an apple orchard here and were sorely disappointed. The harvests in Nebraska were rather dismal due to the early frost/snowfall. Most orchards were shut down the 2nd to last week in October I think.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Apple Orchard Pumpkin Patch: Any Farm Visits This Fall?
11/4/09 08:40 PM

I try to avoid lines with people that have given evidence of being inefficient. This includes distracted parents with misbehaving kids, people yapping on cell phones, teenagers that are more interested in killing time than checking out, and people who I noticed in the store itself being inefficient.

I also try to shop efficiently too - I mentally plan a path of attack, keep to the less used paths of the store, try to go late at night or early in the morning when possible, use a basket instead of a cart for increased mobility, group items in the order I want it pacvked, and I hoof it pretty quickly too. I must look either pissed or hilarious when I shop I guess :)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Do You Choose a Checkout Line at the Grocery Store?
10/15/09 10:27 PM

Love myself the sweet/savory combo. I guess it's the hedonistic part of me that believes the more taste buds and olfactory receptors I can stimulate, the better (in a pleasing combination of course).

I didn't use to like sweet and savory combos, but I kind of grew out of my aversion of it. I like the alternation between the two with every bite.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Personal Taste: Do You Like Sweet-Savory Combinations?
9/23/09 11:53 PM

3 kinds of kimchi here - standard cabbage, cucumber, and mustard green types, with carrot, daikon radish, asian pear and watercress mixed in.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Are You Preserving This Summer?
8/23/09 02:37 AM

I do feel that it is very possible to eat healthier (and possibly cheaper) on a celiac diet so long as you change your eating lifestyle. You may not be able to eat muffins, bread, cake, and pasta, but there are plenty of other delicious things to eat.
I have a wheat, dairy, and corn intolerance (although not gluten) which manifests itself in extreme bowel pain, rash and itchy skin, and susceptibility to respiratory infections, but I haven't really had too much of a problem either transitioning or paying for a wheat/dairy/corn-free diet. You have to give up certain foods, but in retrospect all the heavy carb and sugar foods weren't that healthy for me anyway.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | The High Cost of Celiac Diets The Morning News for 8.16.09
8/17/09 03:55 PM

Tangledgray, I agree with you on your vegan experience. The massive amounts of vegetables, grains, and fruit I would have to eat to stay full and alert is staggering, not to mention that I would have to spend my entire lunch hour chewing. I do a lot of walking and moving around at work, and the only chance for me to eat is my lunch hour - no snacks otherwise.
While following a vegan diet, I found that I had issues with dry skin, massive insulin/glucagon swings from the sheer amount of carbs, and discovered an intolerance to wheat and soy, which makes it pretty impossible to stay a vegan. I also became "skinny-fat" and lost a lot of my muscle bulk and gained a bit of fat around my midline. Lastly, I was freaking eating ALL the time - it became a chore to keep myself satiated, and I would just eat eat eat all the time to stay full.

YMMV of course. I just don't think the modern schedule is conducive to a vegan diet, unless you're working a desk job that allows you to eat all the time. It especially doesn't work if you're like me and you burn through your food very quickly.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Mark Bittman and His Part-Time Vegan Diet Good Food with Evan Kleiman
8/4/09 10:47 PM

I love the self-irrigated planters. They make my job so much easier, and provide a good constant source of irrigation for my plants. My mint and basil are already exploding out of their boxes.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | My Great Outdoors: Bruce's DIY Rooftop Garden
6/24/09 04:53 PM

Spinach, arugula, lettuce, quinoa greens, amaranthus greens, nasturtiums, swiss chard, 8 different kinds of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, butternut squash, chocolate mint, 3 kinds of basil and lemon verbena.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Garden 2009: What Are You Growing?
6/1/09 10:54 PM

I just made dandelion jelly this past week

It is delicious, let me tell you, with almost a honey-ish flavour to it, very light and subtle.

For anyone who tries harvesting the dandelion petals, make sure you don't get the green part (it is very bitter). The easiest way I found was to break the flower in half and run my fingernail along the base of the petals to detach the petals from the sepal.

Also, be careful for those of you who have hayfever. I didn't have problems eating it, but after working bare-handed with the dandelion petals for an extended period of time I developed a contact dermatitis on my fingers.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Dandelion Bread and All About Miso Delicious links for 04.21.09
4/22/09 10:47 PM

Home grown sunflower sprouts. I buy a large bag of bird food seed and throw them in a pot of dirt. I have enough to clip about every other day to eat with my bento lunch or toss on a salad.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Vegetables Are You Eating Right Now?
3/24/09 12:30 AM

I can't wait either!!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Project: Plan Your Garden!
3/6/09 07:57 PM

I follow the wintersowing method seen here:

It's the same idea as the plastic wrap (of creating a moist environment around the seed, perfect for germination) but what I like is their utilization of 2L pop bottles, milk jugs, even take-out containers in raising of seeds.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | How To: Make a Mini-Greenhouse
3/6/09 02:32 AM

I think this is kind of unappealing because of the fact that snow is first formed high up in the atmosphere around small nuclei of sand, dirt and other crap that may or may not come from questionable sources. Call me paranoid, but you may be slurping down something rather unappetizing along with your snow ice cream.

And no, don't use yellow snow!! :)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Video: How To Make Snow Ice Cream
3/3/09 02:02 AM

Cakekick, I do a double take very time when they show the name of his restaurant :)

I was also disappointed by the quickfire challenge and their lack of creativity. I was hoping they would use more stuff like the agave syrup, balsamic vinegar etc.
Saying "No sugar" but leaving honey, chocolate was lame. Not to mention most of the dishes were pretty unhealthy from both a metabolic and oral health standard.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Top Chef New York: Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizzle
1/8/09 06:23 PM

I am young and don't drink, and I have fun at sober and drunken functions. Frankly, some of the functions could have allowed for some people to drink, and others could have reigned in the alcohol a little bit more.
What drives me nuts is when the only activity is getting drunk - most college parties. If I have good friends and maybe some dancing or other activities I'm good, but otherwise I'm just bored out of my mind.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Drunken Dinner Parties...Out of Fashion?
1/2/09 04:43 PM