Posts in Food and Drink

Awesome Soup Recipe

In the winter we tend to make a lot of soup in our home. One of our favorites is from my Grandma who lived for 98 years up in the cold environs of Wisconsin and Minnesota. It’s really simple, and …

2012 Tech Trends and Themes

One theme in the video I linked to yesterday on 2012 tech trends disturbed me. A couple interview subjects saw the internet as an agent for massive social change. They seemed chagrined that progressive social change hadn’t happened. Is the …

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Happy Year End

Merry Christmas to you and your family. If you don’t do Christmas, then happy holidays or just whatever. Don’t get hung up over the small stuff. If you are a regular reader of this blog, thanks very much. I really …

Biggest Problems In the World

Successful businesses solve problems. That’s how they earn a profit. They create value by solving the problem and people pay them for their service. Too many people think profit is a bad thing, but it’s actually a necessary part of …

Your Morning Joe

I like to wake up and make myself a nice cup of espresso in the morning. I hated standing in line at Starbucks, and I also hated the fact that I couldn’t lounge around in my pajamas. So, back in …

Bacon Prices Skyrocketing

Here is a link to a chart on pork belly prices. They are through the roof. Hog producers culled their herds in response to the extremely high feed costs. It will take a while to rebuild the herd. Prices will …

Pig Restaurants Redux

The trend in a lot of restaurants has been to begin using the whole animal.  Going further, the chefs are trying to use as many local ingredients, and animals grown by local farmers.  I don’t particularly care where my ingredients …

Lemon Curd

I was making Limoncello and had all these skinned leftover lemons.  I hate to toss them out, and in the past have squeezed them for the juice.  But, because Easter is coming up I decided to make something sweet.  If …

Chicago Restaurants

Chicago eats better than any big city in the country.  New York might be more diverse, but it’s friggin expensive.  Same goes for San Francisco, and I find I get sick of a lot of the nouvelle cuisine out there …

Cheap Vintage Port

I don’t know much about Portugal, except their system of entitlements were untenable. They have proven the Margaret Thatcher adage. Portugal has run out of other people’s money. I do know Portugal makes some awesome vintage port wines. If you …

Screaming Eagle

Have you ever had this wine?  it is the most coveted wine out of Napa Valley. People that rank wine speak with in hushed tones with reverence about it. I own it.  I am interested in selling it. 6 Magnums …

Lady Gaga Isn’t the Only One Who Likes Meat

Check out the chicken line on the graph. American diets have changed dramatically in the last forty years. Ironically, pork consumption is pretty flat per capita. Lately though, there has been a trend toward restaurants using the whole animal. Most …

Fat Tuesday Linkfest

If you read only one article today, read this one .  A lot of people make fun of the Tea Party, and think it’s just anti-Obama.  It’s more than that and this article lays it out well.  Even if you …

Beef, If it's Grass Finished, It's Good For You

No one loves a good steak more than I do.  Love eating it, grilling it, stewing it, braising it.  Over the past few years, I have switched to grass finished beef.  It tastes a bit different, is juicier, and you …

Lexington BBQ

I am in South Carolina. Fixin’ to go out and get some supper, and we figured we would go get some barbeque. Most people picture BBQ as a tomato based spicy sauce rubbed on pork. Or, it’s a tomato based …

Artificial Inflation

Inflation is really tricky. What is known is that the US Federal Reserve has tried to get a little inflation going via its monetary policy. Central banks in other countries, namely the UK and Japan have tried to inflate.  Many …

A Final Thought About 2010

It was a crazy year in the market.  We wound up being up on the year.  At the same time, the dollar was higher on the year.  Before anyone gets too optimistic, half of the gain in 2010 happened in …