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  •  I've never even tried quinoa (2+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh, bigjacbigjacbigjac

    (how is that pronounced, by the way?). I'm a part time vegetarian in a meat eater's paradise (very rural northern Wisconsin-where everything is SMOTHERED in gravy).

    It takes a bit of travel to get to a grocery big enough to have a decent selection of organics/health foods/etc. Except for what we grow in our garden, slaughter in the back pen, harvest during hunting season or get from the local truck farmer, we're not very conscious of that up here.

    So its fascinating to me, the intricate web of food production and consumption in our world. And I'm not surprised at unintended consequences, nor at all sure what the answer is.

    I do know that I'd rather not burn the gas very often to get to where quinoa is sold, although I might be surprised at who does carry it, now that I think about it. Next time I'm down the road, I'll drop into a bigger grocery and see if they have it.

    Almost 10 year old Daughter: "Boys are pretty good, but daughters have sentimental value." Me: "I don't think that phrase means what you think it does." Daughter: "None of them do, Mom. More's the pity. Words have to be flexible in today's world."

    by left rev on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 05:36:23 AM PST

      •  I'd have never guessed it. (0+ / 0-)

        Thank you!

        Almost 10 year old Daughter: "Boys are pretty good, but daughters have sentimental value." Me: "I don't think that phrase means what you think it does." Daughter: "None of them do, Mom. More's the pity. Words have to be flexible in today's world."

        by left rev on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:11:07 AM PST

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