OBESE MASSES RUN OUT OF DIPPING SAUCE

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Posted on 26th January 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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The average price of a regular meal at McDonalds is about $5.00. This would be for one of their greasy, fat filled, sodium time bomb sandwiches, some greasy fries and 16 ounces of sugar water. They are the dining choice of the obese American masses. They were absolutely booming during the early part of this fake economic recovery. Comp store sales increases of 4% to 9% were the rule in 2010 and 2011 as the Obama stimulus funds flowed like McDonalds chicken McNugget dipping sauces. But something happened in the middle of 2012. The $800 billion Obama McNugget Keynes Stimulus Meal plan was designed to feed the Democratic constituents – government union workers, the urban ghetto dwellers, and the rest of the Obama entitlement class.

Just like with McDonalds food, the Obama stimulus plan gave the appearance of providing sustenance, but just gave our economic system a case of the runs. And now all we’ve got is gas. The Obama/Bernanke economic solutions have left the poor and middle class more impoverished, while enriching the sociopathic greedy rich bastards that destroyed the worldwide financial system in 2008. While 7 million people joined the ranks of the food stamp army AFTER the “economic recovery” began in 2009, the .1% have reaped billions in Federal Reserve created stock market profits. Sales at Del Frisco’s and Nobu, where the big swinging dicks of Wall Street celebrate their brilliance and ability to force the Fed to guarantee risk free returns, have been booming. Champagne flows freely and the wolves of Wall Street like their steaks bloody. It reminds them of the carcasses of the former middle class, who they have brutally slaughtered.

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Over the last 18 months McDonalds, the largest restaurant chain in the world, has generated a net 0.6% increase in sales in the U.S. Our friendly government drones at the BLS tells us that food outside the home inflation has been 3.1% over this same time frame, but anyone with an IQ above 80 (rules out most McDonalds customers) knows you need to double any government reported number to get the truth. I’m sure the BLS has captured the fact the mega-corporation restaurant chains have reduced portion sizes and quality of ingredients while keeping prices the same. McDonalds, dining option for the ignorant obese masses, has gone off the rails.

You know things are getting bad in this country when the obese, unemployed, ignorant, SNAP dependent masses can’t find $5 in the couch cushions to enable them to consume fat filled, greasy, salt saturated grub at a germ infested palace of plastic clowns. The continued decline of sales at McDonalds is the rat in the fryer. The implosion of retailers to the lower and middle classes (JC Penney, Sears/Kmart, Kohl’s) is being matched by the decline in restaurants to the lower and middle classes. The average American is so broke they can’t even afford a Little Mac.

The fat lady will be singing for America as soon as she finishes her three Happy Meals.

 

 

53 Comments
  1. Leobeer says:

    A favorite of mine.

    Papayas are a good source of fiber, which has been shown to lower high cholesterol levels

    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=47

    26th January 2014 at 2:31 am

  2. bb says:

    Picking on fat people again.Good Lord ,don’t you have anything else to do.

    26th January 2014 at 5:28 am

  3. Ayn Runz says:

    Obama invented all these welfare recipients? Nice.

    26th January 2014 at 5:51 am

  4. hardscrabble farmer says:

    Matslinger,

    We drink a traditional beverage around here called twitchel- equal parts apple cider vinegar and maple syrup- the real stuff, not Aunt Jemima- and topped off with either cold spring water or soda water if you prefer, seved over ice. We make our own cider and only filter out the bigger stuff. People who’ve never tried it always freakout over it, its refreshing, got zing to it, quenches thirst and boosts immunity.

    26th January 2014 at 8:13 am

  5. Administrator says:

    hardscrabble farmer

    The syrup and burgers were fantastic.

    26th January 2014 at 8:54 am

  6. Nonanonymous says:

    Ayn, ha ha ha! It was LBJ who invented them. Obama only perfected what his predecessor started. Thanks for the laugh!

    Who’s picking on fat people? Oh, wait, not being a wee bit defensive, are we?

    Read for content. The fat jokes are just the icing on the cake.

    BTW, Burger King has whopper jr’s for $1.49. 2 or those puppies make a nice snack!

    While the US continues it’s slow decline by nearly all measures, the stock market continues to defy gravity. Last week was merely a momentary hiccup. QE will continue to infinity and beyond, because the fed doesn’t have any other options. They’ll taper to stagnation, and then what?

    Political ideologues would like to ignore reality. Obamacare is going to be the end of the Democratic party, then when Republicans are in charge, there’s nothing they can do about the economy without causing a structural depression. No one is willing to hit the reset button. Ron Paul was willing to do it, but he was forced out of the election by cheating. That is the ugly, unvarnished picture of American politics today, except the American people are no fools, at least not all of them.

    “So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.” (Romans 11:5, ESV)

    Without a knowledge of the truth of God’s word, it’s all but impossible to make sense out of an insane world. Armed with the truth, it’s as easy as getting dressed in the morning.

    26th January 2014 at 9:09 am

  7. Chicago999444 says:

    It was not LBJ who invented welfare, even though he did more to promote and expand it than any one since the president who DID invent it, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    We have had a massive welfare class as long as I can remember, clear back to the early 60s. The reason we had a problem with generational welfare even then dates back to the depression era, when the New Deal Brain Trust promulgated dozens of programs to dispense welfare, regulate prices and wages, and otherwise micromanage the economy, thus prolonging the very condition, economic depression, that these programs were supposed to cure.

    Aid to Dependent Children, commonly known as “welfare”, was created with one very specific goal, which was to get mothers with children out of the workforce and home with their kids. The program was, of course, very oppressive to the people it was intended to “help”, for it came complete with invasive rules governing the personal lives of recipients. The program was developed because during the depression, many suddenly-jobless men deserted their families and the mothers were left to support the kids on their own, thus adding to the number of people needing jobs. The program came with a lot of restrictions and extremely invasive rules and supervision, but it succeeded in removing a lot of poor women from low wage jobs, and turned them instead into government dependents, while incentivizing more poor men to walk away from their families when they could see that the monthly welfare stipend their mates received exceeded their own paltry wages. Thus, an entire class of people became government dependents.

    26th January 2014 at 9:58 am

  8. T4C says:

    Adding to SSS @ 02:49

    im-so-cold-warm-me-up-please-533×800.jpg

    26th January 2014 at 10:47 am

  9. T4C says:

    grrr…

    im-so-cold-warm-me-up-please-533×800.jpg

    26th January 2014 at 10:52 am

  10. T4C says:

    forget it….it WAS funny.

    26th January 2014 at 10:53 am

  11. Thinker says:

    Is this what you meant, T4C?

    http://www.mileanhour.com/post/Im-so-coldcan-you-warm-me-up.aspx

    26th January 2014 at 10:56 am

  12. T4C says:

    Thinker

    Thanks for trying but that isn’t it. It was of the cute baby pig saying ‘I am so cold. Warm me up pls? and the then Grumpy Cat says ‘Sure!’ and the next pic is a pan full of bacon. It was a 3 pic montage.

    26th January 2014 at 11:04 am

  13. T4C says:

    Thinker

    Thanks for trying but that isn’t it. It was of the cute baby pig saying ‘I am so cold. Warm me up pls? and the then Grumpy Cat says ‘Sure!’ and the next pic is a pan full of bacon. It was a 3 pic montage.

    This is the image address
    http://jaymans.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/im-so-cold-warm-me-up-please-533×800.jpg

    26th January 2014 at 11:05 am

  14. gilberts says:

    Well, we know the mcnuggets aren’t really food, anyway. Perhaps we could grind up Title 18 USCode and mix it into the slurry they form the nuggets from? That would stretch the meat, lower the costs, and the savings on the healthy mess would be passed on to the consumer.

    26th January 2014 at 11:09 am

  15. Administrator says:

    A 470-calorie order of 10 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets clocks in at 900 mg of sodium, well over one third of the daily recommended intake for an adult (that’s before the fries).

    26th January 2014 at 11:14 am

  16. Stucky says:

    “We drink a traditional beverage around here called twitchel- equal parts apple cider vinegar and maple syrup ….” ———— hardscrabble farmer

    AWESOME post!

    I googled “twitchel drink” …….. got absolutely nothing. Huh!!

    Vinegar and maple syrup sounds like a strange combination! But, I have all the ingredients and have the drink right in front of me. I don’t know the proportions of vinegar/syrup to sparkling water. So, I tried this; 1 shot glass of Braggs Vinegar, 1 shot glass of real maple syrup, filled the rest of the glass (1 1/4 cups) with sparkling water. Not bad!! Although a little to vinegary. I think I’ll add 1 1/2 shots of maple syrup next time.

    I did find a maple syrup-vinegar recipe. Pretty simple. The link has all the science behind it.

    ======================================================================

    Maple Vinegar

    950 grams maple syrup
    800 grams live vinegar (we prefer red wine vinegar, though cider vinegar works as well)
    300 grams dark rum
    200 grams water

    Combine all the ingredients in a glass vessel large enough to hold them, and cover the opening with cheesecloth to allow for ample air flow to reach the vinegar stock. Store the container in an undisturbed, dark spot for at least four weeks.

    After four weeks, test the vinegar for development. Once the alcohol has been completely fermented out of the stock, strain the vinegar and store it in sealed bottles or mason jars. It can be used immediately and will improve with age.

    If you don’t have a live wine vinegar to start the maple vinegar, you can buy unpasteurized cider vinegar, easily found in health food stores, to start your homemade vinegars.

    http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2008-12/making-vinegar-home?page=0%2C2

    ======================================================================

    @matslinger ……… TeresaE and I have been preaching the HUGE benefits of an Apple Cider vinegar / Raw Honey drink for a long time. Very nice to read your story, and happy for you. We drink it 3 -4 times per week. Everyone should.

    26th January 2014 at 11:24 am

  17. Thinker says:

    T4C, I see. Much kinder than the roasted baby pig! And we all know ‘grumpy cat’ is TBP’s mascot…

    im-so-cold-warm-me-up-please-533×800.jpg

    26th January 2014 at 11:24 am

  18. Thinker says:

    It’s not just McDonald’s…

    Olive Garden, Applebee’s struggle to stay relevant as consumers change dining habits

    Casual dining is in some serious trouble.

    Americans have been told for decades, in cheery voiceovers, that inexpensive sit-down meals at national chains meant “Eating good in the neighborhood,” where “It’s always Friday.” Every mall or major intersection was given a Chili’s, an Olive Garden or an Applebee’s – sometimes all three.

    Yet the casual-dining industry has largely worn out its welcome. Customer traffic to these restaurants has declined in nine of the past 13 years, according to retail-research firm Black Box Intelligence. Even as the U.S. economy began healing and consumer spending recovered, beginning in 2010, same-store sales were stagnant, based on Black Box estimates.

    In December, industry-wide sales at restaurants open at least a year slid by 2%, even as the unemployment rate hit a five-year low and the stock market hit all-time highs. For sure, harsh weather didn’t help, but that can’t account for tepid nationwide results.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/michael-santoli/casual-dining-chains-struggle-to-adapt-to-changing-consumer-tastes-203955971.html

    26th January 2014 at 11:30 am

  19. Billy says:

    We don’t eat McFood. Period.

    To reinforce the lesson, there was some woman about a year or so ago that bought a Happy Meal.

    Brought it home and unpacked it. Set it on her kitchen table and photographed it every day for something like a year. There was no degradation, no rotting, no smell… it just petrified. By the end of the experiment, the McFood looked the same as it did on Day 1.

    I am convinced that McFood will survive a nuclear strike unharmed since it’s technically not even food.

    Interesting sidenote: When white folks woke up to the fact that McFüd is just plastic, fat and salt, they largely stopped buying it. When that happened, McYuck’s switched from pandering to whites to eat their McFüd to pandering to blacks. Their website is now, I think, 365black.com… hold on, I’ll find it.

    Here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/365black/en/home.html

    This shit just writes itself….

    26th January 2014 at 11:33 am

  20. Nonanonymous says:

    Chicago, I was replying to Ayn who sarcastically implied Obama invented welfare. I should have changed the context, although it was LBJ who used massive socialist spending to buy votes. This was after being complicit in, if not out right responsible for JFK’s assassination.

    I can’t speak to welfare during the depression or the progressives attempts to right the economy. I know there was a lot of crime, including violent crime, that went unreported. We are entering a period similar to the 1930′s characterized chiefly by wealth inequality which continues unabated in this crisis like rats abandoning a sinking ship.

    I was born in the 1960′s, which puts me just outside of being a boomer, but I’ve been putting up with their crap my entire life, although there are some things I can be thankful for, including schools, etc, which the previous generation built to school them, and a university system. Boomers have been some of the most condescending assholes the world has ever known, if not by sheer numbers alone.

    Athiesm sucked, disco sucked, the oil embargo, fall of Iran, etc, these all sucked. Reagan was the big liar who talked limited government and did the opposite. We’re still living that delusion.

    Barry Goldwater, Ron Paul, et al have been warning the people of this nation about the dangers of fiscal abandonment and we’re going to find out what happens when the financiers are handed the reigns of our government. Gone will be the LLPOH’s of the world, replaced by corporations owned by the global elite, and everyone shaken down until anyone is barely able to earn a subsistence. It is a bleak picture, but that is exactly what the TPTP does, being the latest corporatist push, and they have plenty of allies in congress. The noose continues to cinch a little tighter. I don’t know what to do except make an individual effort to resist at every turn, and support the Tea Party conservatives for Congress. the best we can hope to do is be obstructionist.

    Obamacare was written by the insurance companies, as was Medicare back in the sixties. The can is coming up against the proverbial wall, including deficit spending and the debt. How much time do we have. I read where European banks may default on January 30th. The the fed will bail them out? Why not, that’s what they’ve been doing all along. The west is in a crisis, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world is any better off.

    People all over the world are able to get information about current events at the click of a button, and it ‘s emboldening them to resist tyranny and corruption. Thank God for free will.

    26th January 2014 at 12:20 pm

  21. Stucky says:

    “How can anybody eat at McShits? I might, once a year.” ———- AWD

    Why even go once a year? Just curious ….. considering how much you hate them.
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    I’ll have a Wendy’s Triple with cheese and bacon once over the summer.

    26th January 2014 at 1:10 pm

  22. AWD says:

    The ONLY reason I go to McShits, ever, is because they have free wi-fi and my kids can update their ipads. The McShits around here is crowded 24/7, there’s always a line for the drive thru that extends into the highway, creating traffic problems. There isn’t much hope for Americans, sorry, the healthcare bill for obesity is going to run into the trillions in the coming decade.

    26th January 2014 at 1:16 pm

  23. Stucky says:

    T4C

    Grade A vs Grade B —– that’s pretty interesting. Did not know that. Learn something new here every day. Damn. I love this place.

    26th January 2014 at 2:26 pm

  24. Stucky says:

    Been using real maple syrup for many years, but mostly because I refuse to eat fake shit. Never have I considered it a health food. T4C’s prompted me to google ‘health benefits of pure maple syrup”

    What a surprise. Especially the below …. a sugary product to manage diabetes?! Holy cow, who woulda thunk it?

    “Researchers identified 54 compounds, twice as many as the syrup was previously thought to have. Five were found to be unique to maple syrup. Several of the syrup’s polyphenol, or water-soluble, compounds inhibited the enzymes that convert carbohydrates to sugars, raising the prospect of a new way of managing Type 2 Diabetes.”

    26th January 2014 at 2:37 pm

  25. Children of the Corn (juan) says:

    Administrator says:

    “over the last 30 years, we have become a nation that eats vast quantities of corn ­ much more so than Mexicans, the original “corn people.””

    I read somewhere that the combination of corn and beans gives better nutritive results than eating them separately as this allows the digestive system to extract protein and sugar more efficiently.
    Jack Weatherford gives due credit to the Indians of the Americas and not just the Indians in current day Mexico.

    Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World[1] is a 1988 non-fiction book by American author Jack Weatherford.

    26th January 2014 at 3:15 pm

  26. IndenturedServant says:

    Stucky, interesting recipe but my bullshit detector is going off. From what you posted:
    “After four weeks, test the vinegar for development. Once the alcohol has been completely fermented out of the stock, strain the vinegar and store it in sealed bottles or mason jars. It can be used immediately and will improve with age.”

    I’m no expert but alcohol does not get “fermented out” as far as I know. Alcohol can be evaporated out but fermentation involves yeast converting sugar into alcohol. I would expect the rum to severely interfere with any fermentaion. Perhaps TPC could weigh in.

    Either way, the recipe is interesting and I intend to try the Twitchel that hardscrabblfarmer posted about.

    Thanks also to T4C for the maple syrup info. My source for maple syrup passed away last fall so I will look into the brand you posted about. How long can you store maple syrup?
    I_S

    26th January 2014 at 3:16 pm

  27. IndenturedServant says:

    That twitchel is pretty damned good! Based on Stucky’s comments I cut the vinegar/syrup ration a bit and added enough water to temper the sweetness. Basically I just eyeballed it. I like it a bit better than ACV and honey. It does look a bit funky with all the ACV chunks bobbing around in it.

    Matslinger, what part of the country is that twitchel made in?
    I_S

    26th January 2014 at 3:29 pm

  28. hardscrabble farmer says:

    Broke my arm a couple of days ago so my typing is going to suffer, but had to add-

    The grades of syrup are based on clarity, not color. Light or “fancy” as we call it around here is from the earliest psrt of the run- maybe a day, two at best and it never comes back from that once it moves into medium. I happen to prefer the flavor of fancy and I also believe that is the most healthful (yes, pure maple syrup is used to treat diabetes and there a lot of other compounds that are benefical to health).

    Think of it this way. The sugars in the maple are locked up in the cambium in the form of frozen gas. The temperature variation of 40 degrees plus during the day and below freezing at night is what allows the “sap to flow” although that is not exactly what takes place. It appears that way because any break in the phloem triggers the maple to send these released fluids to the wound in order to heal it. What is taking place is that the gas turns to a fluid and it finds its way both up and down (it ceases flowing at night because the sap freezes and resumes when the temperature rises above 40) which is why the flow is always heaviest during the late morning- early afternoon.

    At the begining of the season the tree has been dormant for five months so the first flush of sap is crucial to the awakening of the tree. It isn’t drawing ground moisture because the soil is still frozen and under three feet of snow and the sugar content is indeed higher- we test some of our best rock maples at 6%. The amount of time required to evaporate the syrup to 66.9 brix is about a third less than at the end of the run when the sap is watered down.However it is not the carmelization on the rig that darkens the syrup- syrup comes off at approximately 219-220 degrees depending on the barometer and dewpoint as well as altitude, while carmelization requires temps above 221.

    What you are seeing in the darker syrup- B grades- is the presence of pulverized minerals and microscopic soil matter tthat are drawn up by the roots as the ground thaws. This is where the traditional maple flavor comes from- not the tree or it’s suagrs, but from terroir- the soil, just like with good wines. This si why our maple syrup always blows away the stuff made by big producers in places like Canada, Michigan, NY and Minnesota. New England has much younger soils filled with decayed granites, schist that impart a unique flavor that can’t be matched in other regions. B grades became very popular with the birkenstock crowd based on some fad diet awhile back and while it is flavorful, it isn’t nearly as delicate as the butterscotch/vanilla tones of the fancy grade. I’ve talked to a couple of biologist and nutritionists about the B is healthier because of the minerals perspective but they state that the larger the mineral size the harder it is for the body to digest and they all thought that it wasmore likely that the finer particulate found in the early grades was more readily absorbed.

    We make a lot of maple vinegar too, but we start with raw sap and simply let it ferment in 275 gallon totess using whatever airborne yeasts are around. When the weather gets really hot we add it to the livestock waterers. It seems to do a great job controlling warm weather bacteria and it helps keep flies off the cattle.

    Glad you guys tried the twitchel recipe, it’s a great thirst quencher and a unique flavor that most folks seem to like.

    So the earlier in the season the more the syrup

    26th January 2014 at 4:57 pm

  29. hardscrabble farmer says:

    Lost that last sentence.

    Should read-

    So the earlier in the season the more the syruptastes likemaple and the later in the season the more it tastesl ike the soil.

    26th January 2014 at 5:03 pm

  30. T4C says:

    hardscrabble farmer

    What an education you teacher you. I have a question. I have a half gallon of the Maple Valley Grade B that I opened a while back, only used a little bit, but…my mind must have been distracted and I just put the jug back in the cabinet. I have always (except this time) put the jug in the frig after opening. The other day I discovered the jug in the cabinet and took off the cap…..I see mold. So the question is: Can I save all the maple syrup by boiling it? I seriously don’t want to have to toss it. It now is in the frig…with the mold in it. Thanks.

    Oh, so sorry about your arm. Wishing it heals quickly.

    26th January 2014 at 5:52 pm

  31. hardscrabble farmer says:

    The mold that forms on syrup surface exposed to air is completely harmless wallemia sebi, an obscure form of xerophile that only grows in low moisture conditions (there’s almost no water available in syrup because its locked up in a sugar solution).

    It has only a negligable affect on flavor, you can reheat if you like, but simply removing it and refrigerating it will do the trick.

    26th January 2014 at 6:37 pm

  32. hardscrabble farmer says:

    I thought most of the folks around here already knew about this, but I haven’t seen any comments regarding the forensic analysis of a chicken mcnugget-

    From the article-

    “As the following photos show, the Chicken McNuggets were found to contain strange fibers that some people might say even resemble so-called “Morgellon’s.”

    We found dark black hair-like structures sticking out of the nugget mass, as well as light blue egg-shaped structures with attached tail-like hairs or fibers.

    These are shown in extreme detail in the photos below, taken on August 15, 2013 at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab. The actual Chicken McNugget samples used in these photos have been frozen for storage of forensic evidence.”

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041646_chicken_mcnuggets_forensic_food_analysis_strange_fibers.html#ixzz2rYRENdB8

    26th January 2014 at 7:35 pm

  33. IndenturedServant says:

    Hardscrabble, do you sell maple syrup? I’m ready to buy and would be happy to support a fellow monkey.
    I_S

    26th January 2014 at 8:21 pm

  34. IndenturedServant says:

    Why would you want to buy honey on ebay and pay shipping when you can get it locally?
    I_S

    26th January 2014 at 9:47 pm

  35. IndenturedServant says:

    The variety looks better on ebay but the prices aren’t any better than local for me.

    I usually attend our local county fair and collect cards from the local honey producers. There are several dozen with many very close to my home.
    I_S

    26th January 2014 at 10:33 pm

  36. IndenturedServant says:

    The variety looks better on ebay but the prices aren’t any better than local for me.

    I usually attend our local county fair and collect cards from the local honey producers. There are several dozen with many very close to my home.

    Where does that Twitchel recipe originate?
    I_S

    26th January 2014 at 10:33 pm

  37. IndenturedServant says:

    In my former life as a concrete finisher I used honey to treat “concrete burns”. I assume that the lime caused the burns and the dirty nature of the job kept them infected but honey and a bandage did the trick. Bag balm worked almost as good.
    I_S

    26th January 2014 at 11:24 pm

  38. Zarathustra says:

    Honey is Honey. It’s antibacterial properties have been known (if not understood) for thousands of years. The reason it works is due to osmosis. Honey, as a think sugary liquid, draws moisture from bacterial cells, killing them. Fruit jam works too and for the same reason. In this particular case, the kiwis are simply being smart marketers.

    26th January 2014 at 11:29 pm

  39. Nonanonymous says:

    Honey is also known to reduce allergies, yet the source of the honey should be local.

    Honey stores forever. We got 5 gallons from a local apiary and transferred the contents to pint jars.

    I’m taking notes for recipes, we’ve been using it as a sweetener and medicine for sore throats, and upper respiratory ailments.

    27th January 2014 at 5:23 am

  40. Stucky says:

    Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey. It gives most honey its antibiotic quality. But some types of honey, including manuka honey, also have other components with antibacterial qualities.

    The major antibacterial component in manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities.

    In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound — dihydroxyacetone — that is found in high concentration in the nectar of manuka flowers. MG is thought to give manuka honey its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibiotic effect

    The honey used to treat wounds is a medical-grade honey. It is specially sterilized and prepared as a dressing. So the jar of manuka honey in the pantry should not be considered part of a first aid kit.

    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses

    27th January 2014 at 10:04 am

  41. bb says:

    Most of you don’t need to be looking ,wanting or thinking about food.Gluttony is a mother lust.A major sin that will kill you.Since most of are already overweight and lazy you don’t need food.You need exercise and a 1200 calories per day diet for the next 3 months.I know this is hard for most of you but remember what..Bruce lee said in 1973..the hard way is the way…Getting my weight back to the normal range is one of the best things I have ever done for myself.

    27th January 2014 at 10:23 am

  42. hardscrabble farmer says:

    My caloric intake is between 4,000-5,000 per day. Of course I also burn a near identical amount during the course of a day. Last week I broke my arm and had to spend two days basically doing nothing but rest, but my consumption- and my hunger- dropped down to almost nothing. Shooting for a number, whether its calories, HDL, whatever is a pretty soft way to determine requirements.

    I’m convinced that obesity in America is a form of malnutrition. The body is starving for something to feed it and the person has confused stuffing things in their mouth is equivalent to nourishment. To consume 500 calories of mushrooms or eggs is practically impossible but to get that number eating McD’s fare is to leave the person hungry. An 8 egg omelette has fewer calories than a single egg mcnuffin. I guarantee that the 8 egg omelette (especially if your eggs are pasture based) is far more nutritious than an equal number of calories from the mcnuffins.

    You have to understand first what your body needs, then you have to find the best way to satisfy that need. There has to be a balance between consumption of calories and expenditure of energy.

    27th January 2014 at 10:41 am

  43. Administrator says:

    hardscrabble farmer

    Is it the same arm you broke before? You need to be more careful or get a desk job like me. :)

    27th January 2014 at 11:00 am

  44. hardscrabble farmer says:

    Desk job will kill you faster than what I do. All the old farmers around here are pushing 90-100 and every one of them has been pinned under a tractor, gored by a bull, fell out of a hayloft- you name it. It’s like telling war stories about D-day when they get together at the Grange.

    Right arm, again. Last time I tore the bicep tendon right off the bone and it rolled up like a window shade under the shouldermuscle- long recovery but 100% strength.

    This time I was loading goats onto a trailer and one balked and started to back up- the trailer door started coming down and I slipped on the ice- snap, quick as a wink.

    I’ve got a hard cast so I can still work and it doesn’t hurt so I should be back to sugaring in a couple of days.

    BTW, glad you enjoyed the bounty!

    27th January 2014 at 11:50 am

  45. Administrator says:

    I expect to be done in on the Schuylkill Expressway by an 18 wheeler. It will be quick and painless. I’ve never broken my arm, but I have broken my skull. That explains alot.

    There’s nothing better than pancakes with real maple syrup and some crispy bacon on the side.

    Thanks and get well soon.

    27th January 2014 at 11:56 am

  46. Stucky says:

    You want the fluffiest moistest pancakes? Try this. (The “secret” is the sour cream). We have this once a week cuz it fast, easy, and yummy.

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    Blueberry Pancakes

    1) Sift all these ingredients in a bowl

    —– 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    —– 2 tablespoons sugar
    —– 1 teaspoon baking powder
    —– 1 teaspoon baking soda
    —– 1/2 teaspoon salt

    2) ———- lightly beat eggs …. add other ingredients, and mix

    —– 2 large eggs
    —– 1 cup milk
    —– 1 cup sour cream
    —– half stick butter, melted
    —– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    3) Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture into it. Whisk the ingredients together just until blended (not lumpy)

    4) Fold the blueberries and lemon zest into the batter.

    —– 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
    —– 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

    (Note: If the batter looks too thick and gooey, add 1Tbls of milk at a time.)

    5) Melt butter in a skillet …. pour ¼ cup batter for each pancake …… when bubbles begin to form on the pancake’s surface (about 1-2 minutes), and the outer edge looks done, flip it over and cook briefly for about 30 seconds on the other side.

    27th January 2014 at 12:18 pm

  47. Hope@ZeroKelvin says:

    Personally, I have not purchases ready made ketchup, mustard, mayo or any salad dressing for the past 5 years. I make my own, from ingredients in my garden or from a local supplier I know and would no more eat one of those Death Packets of dipping sauces if you put a gun to my head.

    Here is the most awesome dipping sauce – for chicken, fries or meat. sometimes I just eat it with a spoon.

    1 cup mayo
    1 tbls Sarachi sauce (ok its ready made)
    1 -2 cloves of garlic, minced
    the zest and juice of 1 lime
    1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled fine
    1/4 cup fresh parsely
    1 tsp paprika.

    Mix it up, let it chill for 1 hour and ENJOY!

    27th January 2014 at 12:37 pm

  48. harry p. says:

    hardscrabble farmer said
    “I’m convinced that obesity in America is a form of malnutrition.”

    i couldn’t agree more, the obese are literally starving to death because their food isn’t an effective fuel, they eat crap and then feel hungry because their body is telling them they still need more hoping the next thing that enter their stomach is of nutritional value.

    hope your arm heals up quick.

    27th January 2014 at 1:24 pm

  49. TeresaE says:

    I so love this place and the growing natural movement segment!

    The SECRET to ACV cocktails is to shake them, don’t stir!

    Shaking them, especially when your local, raw, honey is extra thick, does more than mix the molecules, it incorporates them all.

    Night and day. Try it, you’ll like it.

    Honey is not honey. Due to the natural antibacterial characteristic of honey it is 100% unnecessary to pasteurize it. Pasteurization kills both beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria and in my humble, newly acquired, knowledge has done more harm to our species than help. Overzealous, with god-like (in their own minds) powered politicians and the industry(ies) lobbyists have sold us out and paid to purposefully misinform the public of the reality of our food supply.

    Raw honey should be in everyone’s SHTF plans. I bought 6 – 5# jars a couple years ago. When I’m halfway done with this jar I will be (crying) coming up with the $$$ to order 6 more. A man can survive a long time on honey, dry ramen noodles and purified water.

    Anyway, ACV and honey, along with acidified sodium chlorite, cured a multi-decade battle with mold/yeast allergies and various other issues (strep throat, kidney infections, decades of multi-yearly sicknesses). It makes my heart sing to meet more believers.

    The only other things that have made such a big difference is magnesium internally and magnesium oil on my skin, aching joints and old injuries.

    At 46 I feel healthier and more fit than I have since my early 30s. With exactly zero antibiotics or trips to the doctor in over 3 years. From 5-6 a year!

    Thanks for all the info all!

    27th January 2014 at 1:39 pm

  50. SSS says:

    I am constantly amazed at the depth and breadth of knowledge exhibited by people who comment on this site. Amazed might be too mild an adjective. Would stunned do? Hardscrabble farmer wins the award for this thread, with matslinger closely behind.

    And some really great comments by nearly everyone. What fun to LEARN. Every day.

    27th January 2014 at 7:41 pm

  51. llpoh says:

    Hardscrabble says he will be back to sugaring shortly. His wife will be truly pleased by that!

    27th January 2014 at 8:00 pm

  52. Zarathustra says:

    HZK, no way am I giving up Chick fil A sauce on my Spicy Chicken Deluxe.

    I don’t eat fast food often, but when I do, it’s Chick fil A!

    27th January 2014 at 8:08 pm

  53. Maddie's Mom says:

    @Stucky,

    Yes, sour cream improves most baked goods. I also like to substitute a little of the ap flour with coconut flour in pancakes and muffins. Increase the liquids by approx. the same amount.

    @Hope,

    Ever noticed how the fast food places push that crap? They can hardly wait for you to shut up with your order so they can ask “What kind of dipping sauce would you like with that?” It’s like they have quotas to meet. Hubby’s answer is always the same – None. It’s his pet peeve with those places.

    @Zara,

    I liked Chick fil A too until I read recently their chicken sandwich has at least 100 ingredients ?!? If true, that can’t be good.

    @TeresaE,

    Great info. Much appreciated!!!

    @Admin,

    Don’t sit too much. Maybe you could stand while you blog? ;-)

    http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2014/01/too_much_sitting_is_a_risk_fac.html

    28th January 2014 at 10:45 am

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