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The endangered species list

We’ve got a NEW member added to the endangered species list. It makes me wonder because I know climate change is part of the problem. But after doing much research, I also found out there’s more to it, so I want to share what I found out, with you right now. According to the New York Times, “The rusty patched bumblebee ...

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Danger at UTC Mall

My blogs are usually friendly and helpful. But the most recent thing I heard about UTC Mall paying off people that have been mugged there during the construction, that there is even Danger at UTC Mall makes me have to stand up and be counted. I have thought this over for weeks now, because it is not my intent to instill ...

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

Another rant…. from Chef Marian! Tomorrow we are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King. I received something to my ‘in box’ today that really hit me the wrong way. It was like: “Just as we celebrate MLK (no credit for the Dr. part), we honor the time tested tradition of Sweet Potato Pie. And then they give the recipe. Really? REALLY? ...

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Bugs in your dried goods? Like quinoa?

I went out to hear some music a couple of nights ago. I’d share where I go, but it’s already pretty crowded there. Sort of feeling like the t-shirt: I mean seriously. I could tell you where I go, but then I’d have to kill ya! Just kidding! Anyway, my girlfriend Linda said she noticed bugs in her quinoa and ...

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SD not represented on The James Beard Awards Committee

The Nominations for The James Beard Awards are in. And I have to say about San Diego that I am completely disappointed. San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles all filled categories like Outstanding Restaurant, Outstanding Chef, Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Pastry Chef, and so on. We had ONE RESTAURANT in the entire city of San Diego nominated. For Best Chef in the West ...

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Your Metabolism & Immune System Changes

I was at a supermarket yesterday and one of our expert cheese stockers told me “Your metabolism & immune system changes every 7 years”. He chimed in after the expert behind the cheese counter confidentially told me that “your taste buds change every 3 months”. Does being an expert in cheese make you an expert in Metabolism, the Immune System and Taste ...

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