Friday, June 10, 2011

it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Hoo boy, I read a recent Bittman column, and was reminded of how crazy people are. There were abundant issues to address in the text of the article and its comments, but for now I'll just say this:

1. It's okay to eat meat, you guys. It is not okay to eat meat that has been abused.

2. Overpopulation is not a problem. Overconsumption IS a problem. For proof I will cite one of our kooky Mormon scriptures that says "the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare." Pardon me for using something that you may not believe in, but I do. Frankly, it seems fairly evident that there are abundant resources out there, but we're using them pretty stupidly and selfishly.

That is all.

In my continuing effort to alienate myself from my very mainstream and normal family I took a nutrition class last night from a very smart, very practical witch doctor, and it was extremely illuminating. There's going to be a lot of eating of liver and Brazil nuts around here. And I have retrenched and am attempting to cook almost exclusively from Nourishing Traditions. I'll be burned as a witch yet!

In more terrestrial news, we finally heard back from the dismissive good ol' boy in charge of the land we want. It was a lean-and-slap moment, because his price for the off-road acres is very fair, and his price for the frontage acre is VAINGLORIOUSLY EXTRAVAGANT. We're going to arm ourselves with comparables and drop some real estate knowledge on his bad self.


Melissa Cunningham said...

LOVE this post! Laughed out loud the whole way through. And I don't care how healthy it is, I'm not eating liver. Can't stand how is feels in my mouth. Yuck, and more yuck. LOL

Sarah said...

Sorry about the land. Lame.

Hooray for super cool, amazing, incredible nutrition class! My head is still spinning from all of its awesomeness.

Barbie said...

I have had "Nourishing Traditions" recommended to me from several people and got my copy a couple of weeks ago. I'm quite impressed and have been making all kinds of broths and salad dressings. I'm already recommending the book to others. Once again I see that I'm not alone in my "weirdness." By the way, I like liver! (It all goes back to my childhood.)

Tori said...

I went to Amazon to read up on Nourishing Traditions and ended up spending an hour reading the comments on The China Study and getting all fired up. Thank you?

Layne said...

Freaking China Study. Don't get me started.