An Insufferable Beer Crisis Hits California – Wolf Street

An Insufferable Beer Crisis Hits California | Wolf Street.

The Drought Goes From Bad To Catastrophic | Zero Hedge.

What the West’s Ancient Droughts Say About Its Future.

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I have recently joined my son on his World Beer Tour.  Now we have a beer crisis in Cali.

Life is not fair.

 

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The Tomato Plant – 07.29.14

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We harvested our first tomatoes from the plant.  They actually came off the plant several days ago but I couldn’t bring myself to eat them.

But tonight that all changed.

TACOS!  Simple, fast, yummy.

The big boy got cut up.  The little one was spared.

Update 08.04.14

I broke down and ate the little one yesterday.

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

Cobia was on the menu tonight at a local restaurant. Cobia? Thanks to this wonderful blog post, I know now a fish.

Better Know a Fish!

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) in the wild. (Image Source: actionfishingcharters.com) Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) in the wild. (Image Source: actionfishingcharters.com)

The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a carnivorous marine fish that can reach a maximum size of 6 feet (183 cm) and 150 pounds (68 kg), cruising reefs, piers and oil rigs for crabs, fish and other prey. Its large, broad head and almost shark-like body shape is unmistakable to sports anglers around the world.

Cobia are also farmed as food fish in China and Taiwan, and cobia aquaculture is under development in the United States as well. Now, researchers from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology have announced a breakthrough in cobia farming — by cultivating cobia using a purely vegetarian diet.

Carnivorous fish require proteins and oils from their animal diet in order to grow. As a result, aquaculture of carnivorous fish requires the use of food pellets created from grinding up small…

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The Tomato Plant 07.20.14

 

 

For all of my new readers, this is my first tomato plant.

Hence, my fascination with actually growing something.

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Harvard Study – Why I’m Eating More Yogurt

Diet weight harvard study.

via Harvard Study – Why I’m Eating More Yogurt.

A little over three months ago I attended a wedding.  When the pictures from a number of sources started showing up I noticed something that disturbed me.

“Who is that old fat guy?”

It was time to get serious, again.  The last time I got serious the scales tipped over 370 pounds.  I say “over” because I stopped weighing myself when the scale hit 370.  I was twenty years old.  So I got serious and lost over 200 pounds.  After nine months of employing strict lifestyle changes I got down to 163.

Pictures don’t lie (unless they were Photoshopped).  I needed to drop a few pounds.

At weigh-in this morning the scale showed 187.  I’m 13 pounds lighter than I was at the wedding.

Must be the yogurt.

 

Citrus Marinade

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1 medium Valencia orange, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Salt and pepper

For Father’s Day I had to fire up the grill but I didn’t want to repeat the Iki Marinade which we use more than frequently.  I got online and started searching “Lime Marinade”.  Use this search term if you want to get instantly overwhelmed by the number and variety of lime juice based marinades. So I gave up and made my own.  I’m sure if you search far and wide enough I’ve probably “stolen” most, if not all, of the ingredient list from some other food blogger trying to make a living stealing recipes from other food websites, changing one ingredient, and calling it an original.  So if you feel this marinade is your property I apologize up front.  Any resemblance to your recipe is a pure coincidence.

I marinated some petite sirloins and boneless chicken thighs.  I think this marinade works better with chicken.

The propane tank ran dry before I finished cooking the meats.

TIP:

If you have a propane gas grill, keep a stove top grill or griddle around.  You can always finish the grilling indoors which is what I had to do.  Try fresh cilantro.  I used dry because I didn’t have any fresh on hand.  If you like your marinade a little sweeter, add another tablespoon of brown sugar.