A Day To Let 'Em Eat Cake, And Chocolate And . . .

Posted Friday, February 14, 2020, at 1:56 PM
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  • Interesting story about those candy hearts with words. The original company went bankrupt but another company bought the equipment and moved it to their location. Thus the "absence for a year+.

    The new ones coming out have a glitch though. Not that they say irrelevant words, but many don't have ANY words. Guess they have to fine tune the equipment.

    We have tried to stop bringing candy into the house since I eventually give in and EAT it, especially chocolate. Best way to avoid it is not to bring it to close proximity in the first place.

    We did however make an exception with chocolate covered strawberries. Strawberries are healthy, right?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Feb 15, 2020, at 11:35 AM
  • After a weekend of sugar-laden snacks, I vote for dark chocolate strawberries, for sure, which can be high in antioxidants and vitamin C. As for the berries being healthy, they must be washed well to remove any possible pesticides. I recommend organic when possible. There is a great difference in taste. Thanks for responding Steve.

    -- Posted by DBaby on Mon, Feb 17, 2020, at 9:49 AM
  • I don't push it as much as I used to but it is good all around if we can support the organic movement. During at least three seasons we can support local farmers, markets and even gardeners. Only a few grow during the Winter but they still exist.

    One has to change your diet somewhat but in the long run it is worth it. Just be sure the grower knows what organic means.

    I had a grower in Murfreesboro tell me he was organic and used the same products that he used on his tobacco. RED FLAG! A few more questions and that grower was ruled out.

    I don't like to bad mouth ANY farmer so my comments are usually low key, but when at all possible, know your grower and TALK to them to understand how they grow.

    The adoption of National organic standards came with a double edge "sword". It priced many small growers out of certification programs and often made them change their terminology to avoid getting fined.

    Learn some organic terminology and natural growing methods, then in your discussion with the grower you can make an informed choice about eating their products.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Feb 26, 2020, at 1:39 PM
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