Sunday, May 06, 2012

Be really Whole
And all things will come to you

 --Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching 22)

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat;
nor about the body, what you will put on. . .    
Consider the ravens,
for they neither sow nor reap,
which have neither storehouse nor barn;
and God feeds them. 
Of how much more value are you than the birds? . . . . 
Consider the lilies, how they grow: 
they neither toil nor spin;
and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.   
If then God so clothes the grass,
which today is in the field
and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,
how much more you, O you of little faith? 
And do not seek what you should eat
or what you should drink,
nor have an anxious mind.
For all these things the nations of the world seek after,
and your Father knows that you need these things.
But seek the Kingdom of God,
and all these things shall be added to you.
  --Jesus (Luke 12:22, 30-31)
"There is nothing more detrimental to health than worrying about health.  I'm not talking about thinking and caring about health, but worrying about health."
- Daniel Suelo

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Few Care about Health

Of all the people I know of personally, less than a handful even care about their health.  I know a lot about how to be healthy and how to have a near perfect diet but really I don't care so much about health and diet anymore.  It is not really the important thing in this life and I think I have decided that I don't feel like trying to share this with anyone anymore.  If you ask me, I will tell you what I remember.  I am about to forget all that. I forgot about what it took to make money several years ago, it is not the important thing in life.  I will be forgetting a lot of useless things in the near future.  One other thing, I am going to forget how this world plays out it's story.  It is a terrible story, I am glad it is just a dream.  I am soon to check out of the story of this world.  I am a free man.  I just am.  Nothing more.  And when it is time for this to die, it and you will no longer exist.  However, the I (that is "You" included) never dies.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Quiet the Mind

Spend some time in silence, not thinking or feeling anything. Start small and gradually increase the time, but never force it. You just sit quietly, any place you will not be disturbed, at home, at the library, in the park, or in the car is fine. Start with 10 minutes and eventually increase to maybe 30 minutes or even 4 hours. Just sit there, either with eyes open and spaced out or eyes closed and aware but not sleeping. Wear sunglasses if it helps so people aren't wondering what you are looking at and asking you about it.  Eventually you will be able to do this even while you are doing other things. Thoughts will appear but do not be the thoughts, let them pass like clouds without acknowledging them. If it is hard not to think, then just be aware of your breathing but don't try to change your breathing. And also be separate from your thoughts, you are not your thoughts. Once you get in the habit of doing this, there is actually something you want to look at. It is a little difficult to explain this. In fact, I will just briefly tell you but I will most likely need to elaborate another time. But, there is an awareness that is always present in everyone at all times. It is beyond thoughts. When your eyes are open it is right there and when you close your eyes it is still there. You can not pinpoint it you can just observe that it is there. It has always been there, you just most likely never noticed it. It will quiet your mind and you will know peace like you never knew before.

Boetje's Mustard is Still Alive

My daughter did the research for me.  It turns out that Boetje's is still in business but they changed their web address and no longer sell things on their own website anymore.  However, there is a link below of a company called Mustard Museum that does sell their products.  Great job daughter.
 Boetje's is also much older that I thought.  They started 123 years ago in 1889. Boetje's Mustard is an award winning Stone Ground Mustard and Dutch Mustard...See More:

Mustard Museum:

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Old Food Posts

I will be removing a lot of the old posts about disgusting foods.  They are a bit negative and don't reflect the direction life has been leading.  Many of the old posts are also outdated.  For instance Boetje's Dutch Style Mustard.  I'm not sure if they are even in business anymore.  That's a shame if it's true as they made an excellent product for over 40 years.  I haven't been able to find their website for a few years now.  I will have to check with family to see if they are still in business.  If they are not, there is little point in keeping that post up.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Food Fact: Kale. Dr. Joseph Mercola

Food Fact: Kale eases lung congestion and is beneficial to the stomach, liver and immune system. It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes from macular degeneration. It also contains indole-3-carbinol, which may protect against colon cancer. Kale is an excellent source of calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and chlorophyll.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


I can talk about food right?  Who is not interested in food?  Personally, I hate the idea of food.  I am so tired of it.  Really Now.  I wish I could be a breatharian.  Not eating food but getting my fuel from the air.  There may be a couple people in current times that are actually doing that, who knows.  If it is possible, I don't think I am at that level or place and I doubt they would be reading my blog so I won't go there.
However, I may talk about my ideal diet and way of living.  No, I don't live there yet.  It is like the perfect plan that I am inching towards.   As a general rule, I eat what ever I feel like but with my ideal in mind, I am slowly and surely getting to my ideal.  I will share my ideal diet and living with you later.  Good night friends.

So Reborn Blogger

So reborn blogger, who is going to be doing the talking on this blog?  You no longer have a mind to talk with. 

Losing Myself

there is this experience lately that I am losing myself.  I am just trying to hang on.  I Am concerned for my daughters.  I Am hanging on for them.  I can do it.  It just seems like I am fading and fading away.  Even when I am driving down the highway to and from work.  I could just easily lose consciousness.  Driving is the difficult task; to say awake I mean.

How about a change here.

My daughter recently suggested that I start a blog.  Well, I already have a blog.  I just abandoned it for a few years while I went on a spiritual quest. Then I got side tracked with facebook.   However, I think I am ready to do this again.  But, this time I am going to change the content of the blog a bit.  It used to be about all the gross stuff people eat whether they know it or not.  Now I want to make it about anything I feel like sharing.  Mostly weird and strange things because I am that kind of person, but more normal stuff as well.
So, lets give this another go, shall I. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

No New Food Stories

Thanks for all who came to visit my blog. I have not been posting any new food stories lately. Besides not having any new stuff to share and not even been looking for any, I'm not really so interested in it anymore. If I come across any good ones, I will go ahead and post them. Sorry to thoughs readers that liked reading this sick stuff.
I have another blog about something which I have had a growing interest in for the past couple years, actually many years. Please visit
I know it isn't what most who come here would be interested in but if you are, well then great! It is something I am doing for the self more than anything. I am willing to share.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Bean Sprouts

I have learned to love bean sprouts.
They must be one of the most perfect foods and are full of natural vitamins. They make great add ons to salads and sandwiches. Sometimes, I just grab a big pinch for a quick energy boost.
This is alive food, the produce you find at the supermarket is dead food even if it looks fresh.
Alive foods give you their energy and you will feel it if you are aware.
If you have your own garden you may know about the difference live food makes. But, if you live in an apartment like me, it is hard to have live food at hand. Sprouts can be easily made anywhere.
I even read an article in Mother Earth News or maybe it was Backwoods Home. This is just from memory so I may not have all the details correct.
It was about a family snowed in there wilderness cabin. They were going to have to be there over a month but didn't have enough food for that long.
They found some beans stored away and decided to start sprouting them and supplement them with the other food.
By the time the snow was cleared away enough for them to go home they had survived almost entirely on these bean sprouts.
When they got home, they got a check up.
Not only were they more energetic, they all lost weight of course, but they were also healthier than before.
I would not buy the ones in the store. I have tried the bean sprouts in the store maybe 3 times and even though I rinsed them, I got sick 3 times. The last time was really bad food poisoning or what ever, believe me it was bad.
They are so easy and cheap to grow there is really no reason to buy them.
You will need to buy seeds. I recommend a food coop or natural food store. I like alfalfa or a mix. Don't buy seeds from a feed store, they may have some kind of chemical or kangaroo pee on them.
You will also need a small jar. I use a quart size mason jar. I secure a plastic mesh screen on top with a thick rubber band. You can also by mesh lid for this that fit mason jars. The mesh needs to be small enough so the seed will not go through.
As far as the seeds, a small amount goes a long way. 1/2 to 1 tsp is plenty for 1 to 2 people.
Put the seeds in the jar and secure the mesh on top.
Fill half way with water, shake around a little, and let set out about one hour.
After about one hour, pour out the water.
Set the jar in a cool dark cupboard upside down on a towel.
Once or twice a day, rinse off the seeds in cool water and put jar back in cupboard upside down.
In about 3 days, when the seeds have sprouted to about 1/2" to 3/4" remove from cupboard, rinse and set in indirect sunlight. As soon as they turn light green, they are ready to use.
The seed shells can mostly be rinsed away but if you don't get them all, it is okay, they are mostly soft by now.
They should stay fresh for a couple days or so. Do not eat them when they start getting parts turning mucus brown or dark green.
The first time you make them you may wonder if you are doing it right. After you have made your first batch, the hard part is remembering to keep them rinsed.
One time I totally forgot them for about two weeks, It looked kind of like a web coated the inside of the jar.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Good-Bye Google Ads

You will notice there are no more google ads. After more than 5000 visitors I have yet to receive anything for having these ads on the blog. Oh, well, I have been entertained about the ads that end up here. For example, when I mentioned how it was difficult to tell the difference between cinnamon and shit splatters on cinnamon rolls. Google ads placed ads for cinnamon rolls. Or the article I posted about the bird head found in bean cans, Google placed ads for beans. However, I don't like them placing ads for things I don't want to promote.
I do think google is a good thing but I just don't think Google ads is for me or my blog. I also think the appearance of the blog is more appealing without all the ads. I get tired of seeing ads as does everyone. Therefore, they are gone. If I have an ad it will be for something relative to my blog.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Boetje's, It's A Good Thing!

(pronounced "boat-chee")
I know this is a first but I actually found a positive comment to make about a manufactured food. I grew up on this stuff but never gave it much thought because it was just always in the fridge. It's been years since I've had this stuff. I looked in the local markets for a mustard like it but could never find anything.
Recently, out of the blue, my dad sent me two bottles for Easter. I know, I laughed because I received mustard for Easter while my kids got candy. What is my dad trying to say to me. Anyway, this was the mustard I've been looking for. I remember it now. The reason I could never find it was because for one, I didn't know the name. The other is that for the most part they were only marketing it in the Quad Cities, Illinois.
I don't know if Boetje's Mustard wants to be mentioned on this blog but I couldn't resist. This is the best mustard, period. I can no longer eat another sandwich without this on it. Well, maybe not on a peanut butter and jam sandwich.
Besides the the beautiful flavor of this mustard, it creates this wonderful, warm, tingly sensation that rushes from the roof of the mouth to the crown of the head and sometimes even makes the hair stand on end. If you're one who likes spicy mustard, you will absolutely love this Boetje's Dutch Mustard. You may have some trouble finding it depending where you live. Some stores will special order, such as Albertson's Foods. You can also order it directly from there website.
Take a look at there website, they have some interesting information and recipes.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Wash Your Mellon Before You Cut It.

Do you wash your mellons before you cut them? You should. Most of the mellons like cantaloupe come from places like Mexico and South America. These places commonly use human waste as fertilizer. It never actually gets washed off before you buy it. So, when you slice through it with your knife, the knife pulls any contamination with it into the mellon. The part that you eat. This can make you very very sick. Just refer to the link above. If you search you would likely find a lot more examples. I just did a super quick search to find this link. I remember hearing a few years ago about something similar with Mexican strawberries making people sick and dieing.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Monkey Pee

Have you ever noticed the brown stains on bananas. I'm not talking about the brown age spots. What I am talking about is the brown coloring that is from a dried liquid. If you look for it you will see it. For some reason it doesn't get washed off before the consumer buys it. It is from the moneys that sit in the banana trees. Where do you think they go to the bathroom. There not going to climb all the way down to spare you from handling pee stained bananas. There just gonna piss anywhere they are. I don't think it is harmful to people but you may want to wash them off before you offer them to your babies.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Turkey, The New Mystery Meat.

What are they putting in turkeys these days. My local grocery store was practically giving away Brand Name turkeys to it's regular customers this year. So, I decided to get into the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving by baking a turkey. I am actually a pretty descent cook when I want to be. After all I was trained to be a cook in the army, but never took it very serious.
I was expecting to have my kids over that week but then there mother got confused, they didn't make it over. I ended up making turkey for myself.
It turned out perfect, Juicy, flavorfull, with a slightly crispy skin. Just the way I like it.
I had my fill and was thinking of how I would go about freezing it for later.
However, I kept thinking there's been a strange but familiar smell, or taste or something. It was just slight enough that I couldn't put a finger on it.
I went to work and had my usual work lunch. When I got back home I had some turkey. Now there's that smell again except it seems to permeate my whole being. I realized it's that same taste I get when I rarely get an antibiotic. I don't know it this is really what I was smelling/tasting but I am sure it was. I can't imagine what else it could have been. The thought of it grossed me out enough that I had to throw away the whole bird. After about three days, I couldn't smell/taste it anymore. That is the last time I make turkey.

Friday, October 28, 2005

What's In Your Beer?

Well, ask a mortician who doesn't use much embalming fluid and they are likely to tell you people who drank a lot of beer. I don't know all the brands but I have been aware that Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer uses formaldehyde in it's ingredients. What else is in beer, who knows? If your a beer drinker, haven't you ever wondered why there are no ingredient labels on beer like there are on soda pop or any other food or beverage.