Archive for May, 2006

Nutrition’s Effect on Behavior

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

gleaned from the April 2006 issue of the Ecologist: Over 1000 juvenile deliquents showed a 44% drop in anti-social behaviour when put on a low sugar diet. So why is the government completely ignoring what we are feeding our children? The supplements given in this study provided little more than the [RDA] of vitamins, minerals, [...]


Monday, May 29th, 2006

I’ve been distracted being a voyeur of the web lately. Not that I haven’t been thoroughly entertained by… Luke Chueh’s disturbingly poignant and dark paintings of teddybears, monkeys and chickens. losing my recipe for really good peanut butter based rice crispey treats that I had googled and was going to post about. Oddly, this recipe [...]

Pink Taco

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Restaurant name gets city’s panties in a wad Mayor, anonymous e-mailers in Scottsdale, Ariz., take offense at Pink Taco SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The name of a new restaurant in Scottsdale is stirring up trouble. The Las Vegas-based Pink Taco Mexican Restaurant is scheduled to open its second location in downtown Scottsdale in June. Nearly half [...]

Sushi Guides

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Always careful to be a good girl- I find myself interested in how-to ettiquette guides of many flavors. Noriko Takiguchi’s eight part series, How to Eat Sushi is an entertaining read: “Edo sushi is said to then have spread all over Japan after Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 (Taisho Era), which left 143 thousand people [...]

Beyond Organic

Friday, May 19th, 2006

We’ve seen Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma coming. You could hear this train of a book whistling miles away. Pollan’s articles on the use of corn in Harper’s, New York Time’s Magazine, the Los Angeles Times were laying down the tracks. Mother Jones is running a wonderful excerpt from Omnivore’s Dilemma, highlighting Pollan’s meeting of [...]

Eugene, Oregon Food Destinations

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

This entry is part of the Food Destinations Project. Check in to see if your upcoming vacation spot is highlighted by one of our eaters! If you were to pop into my world at the University of Oregon, these are my show-n-tell spots for some of the best eats in Eugene! Most of them are [...]

The Worst Bar Drink Ever

Monday, May 15th, 2006

the good guys at Zug are taking the bullet for you… big time. What, you’ve never considered embarking on an epic quest to discover the Worst Bar Drink Ever? In the running: – straight up Chartreuse – the Bloody Tampon: “Tomato juice and vodka with a rolled-up napkin soaking in it. You have to suck [...]

Teriyaki Grilled Tempeh

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

See the The Summer Barbque Challenge Round-up! I spent my second year of college in my first apartment with three roommates: my freshman year roommate Molly, her childhood friend Jenny, and Jenny’s partner in crime Hailey. While being introduced to splitting a household for the first time, this year in the apartment also gave me [...]

Cool Site: Extra Tasty

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

I just ran into a new-to-me site courtesy of called Extra Tasty. The graphics are clean and slick, the layout of the site clear, and with some great features; a winsome combination! The front page sports a drink of the day, which also has an rss feed, of course. Another cool feature of the [...]

Chocolate Peppermint Polka Dot Biscotti

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Every time I snack on a chocolate mint goodie I get swept away with what an earth-shattering good flavor set that is! From gelato to cookies, this is a relationship that is tried and true, but I don’t seem to cook up these flavors too often. This hard, dunk-worthy biscotti came out as a perfect [...]

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