SIMPLIFY YOUR HOLIDAY, GIVE BOOKS

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My mailbox is crammed with catalogs, a sure sign that it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. My solution to holiday shopping during this busy time of the year is gifting with books. It’s easy to find something special for everyone on my list and with just a few clicks my choices can be on their way, boxed, gift wrapped, and customized with a personal message. Some venders will even throw in free shipping if your order qualifies (over $25.00 for Amazon). And just in…

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THE PERFECT HUMAN DIET

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The USDA is now advocating a plant-based, very low-fat diet. What can we do beyond writing letters? Here’s a chance for you to help get the truth out. I blogged about a fantastic documentary called “In Search of the Perfect Human Diet” in a previous post after I had a chance to preview an excerpt: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2009/10/in-search-of-perfect-human-diet.html. Some of the world’s leading scientists in human evolutionary nutrition were involved in this international endeavor, including: • Dr. Loren Cordain (author of The Paleo Diet, Colorado State University)…

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Bill the Butcher

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We have a new butcher shop in my area called Bill the Butcher. William Von Schneidau is a master butcher and professional chef who says his mission is to bring truly great meat back to the neighborhood. He sells local, grass-fed, dry-aged meats, free range poultry and eggs, natural pork, wild seafood and house made bacon, pate, and sausages. He also features dairy products from a local creamery that come in glass bottles (with a hefty deposit) and fine wines and cheeses. Every time I’ve…

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NEW BOOKS ARE IN!

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Amazon has been out of Carb Wars for some time now, thanks to a snafu at the fulfilment center. A second printing is now finished and a shipment of books went out to them last Wednesday. It should be delivered in the next day or so. However, the Carb Wars page on Amazon.com still says it takes 1 to 2 months to get a copy and warns that if you order one, it will not arrive in time for Christmas. I hope that message will…

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LOOKING FOR CARB WARS?

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Due to an inventory mistake at the fulfillment center, Carb Wars is temporarily sold out. A second printing is underway and more books should be available soon. Amazon does not have any books in stock, but will continue to take orders. (My Amazon page now says, “usually ships in one to two months,” but it shouldn’t take nearly that long.) Regular bookstores may still be able to get copies from Ingram by special order. The Cookbook Marketplace, www.cookbookparketplace.com, also has a few left and they…

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE MOOSE by AIDAN

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Guest blogger Aidan, age 10 BACTERIA HORNUS MOOSIUS REPTILLUS MOOSASAURUS MOOSUS MAMMALIUS MOOSE SPACEUS MOOSUS MOOSUS CYBORGUS I apologise to any of you who have been checking my site and finding no new posts while I’m maxed out as the deadline for my book approaches. Above is something I thought you might find amusing. Aidan, my grandson, drew these pictures for his grandfather, whose favorite animal is the moose. (c) 2009, Judy Barnes Baker

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HOW THE OTHER HALF EATS

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Menu blogs have become popular with low-carbers; Jimmy Moore chronicles every bite, usually with pictures, and many of his readers are following his lead. Even Dr. Michael Eades did it for a week on his Protein Power blog. Now Ruth Reichl, famous restaurant critic, author, and current editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine, has given us a peek at a few of her daily menus and a chance to see how our choices stack up to an unabashed gourmand and foodie. She patronizes the world’s best restaurants,…

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OK, THAT’S ENOUGH SNOW AND CHRISTMAS WRAP UP

It’s still snowing. We’ve been stuck at home for most of the week. We put chains on the tires in order to make it to my daughter’s house yesterday, but we had 6 more inches of accumulation while we were there and the trip home was a bit dicey. Today we got another 5 or so inches more than what you see in the picture above. The Seattle area seldom gets more than 2 feet of snow and they are not equipped to deal with…

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