Month: January 2013

Week Four…Kind of

We haven’t gone shopping, so we’ve spent nothing of our rations. This week was also my first week of classes for this semester and I did not appropriately plan for a real post today. What I do have is a…

Conflict Kitchen

One of the things that I find most interesting about food history is the association between food and culture. This project is a specific way to ease people into a conversation about the people and culture in a country with…

The Oslo Lunch and Week Three

The Oslo Lunch was served to British Schoolchildren as an experiment during World War II to improve their health. It was cheap and took advantage of any vegetables that could have been grown in a small household garden. The makeup…

Indian Pudding

I was watching “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network and Alex Guarnaschelli was talking about “Indian Pudding”, which I’d never heard of. It’s a New England tradition, brought over with the pilgrims, who didn’t have the…

Week 2

Here are the figures from last week – We managed to overspend by 23 points for the week, which means that we’re down to 73 points for the month. This is entirely due to purchasing apples and leafy greens, which…

Can Food Deserts Become Oases? | Independent Lens Blog

I love the positive spin that this is taking – rather than bemoaning and condemning the food deserts, finding creative ways to fix the problem. Can Food Deserts Become Oases? | Independent Lens Blog. ADDITIONAL In the January Co-Operator, the…

Week One

This has been the easiest week of rationing as the house is still full of food since before rationing began. I am calculating our points from our shopping trip today as we ended up buying some additional goods at a…

King Louis XVI’s Blood Found In Decorative Squash Centuries After Beheading, DNA Study Shows

A bit gross but very interesting considering that it was long considered to be an apocryphal tale. King Louis XVI's Blood Found In Decorative Squash Centuries After Beheading, DNA Study Shows.