Five Things You Didn’t Know About Insect Protein – Medium Rare or Well Done? Sleepy Teens Reach for Food Fake-Outs & Food Scrounge News


Several blogs I follow have conflict themed postings this week. Like it or not, we’re in this thing together….

Put your feet up and click on Food Scrounge News tab for some easy readin’.


Meaty, Mighty Jet Lagged Nanoparticles Nudge You to Counterfeit Food Addictions and Food Scrounge News

Claims and counterclaims tops this week’s news. At least it’s better than swatting roaches and scratching fleas. Click on Food Scrounge News tab for the latest health scares.

David & Kawaski 250

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Grubs Enter the Gut-Brain Connection, While Almost Homemade Sunscreen Raises Alarms About Food Scrounge News

Thanks for your comments on our wild-domestic menagerie on the Creek. Today I did battle with roaches, sometimes euphemistically called “water bugs”. Hey, a roach is a roach. Did I tell you I once woke up with one on my face (this was in LA)? They are a fact of life in warm, humid locales. Roach photos are too gory for a G-rated site, so click on the Food Scrounge News tab for the latest information instead.

Roach control is not in their job description

Roach control is not in their job description

Soylent Green Glazes Over Coffee Withdrawal and Tick Allergies as Donuts Go Wild Over Food Scrounge News

My challenges with page updates were resolved by deleting over two years of news links. So even though you can store massive amounts of data on your blog, it works better if you get rid of clutter, just like Mom says. Click on Food Scrounge News tab for food & nutrition news and hysteria. Happy Father’s Day to all you blogging dads!

David, me, and the MZ. Towels are from David's dip in the creek.

David, me, and the MZ. Towels are from David’s dip in the creek.

This is Your Brain on Cronuts: Fat Phobia, Beer Belly, and Lots of Numbers for Food Scrounge News

Yesterday the phone line servicing the area was cut, and today I can’t update the Food scrounge News page without getting a “WordPress is not responding” message. Has anyone experienced this problem? Enough whining. Today you saved a click or two by reading the post here. How about a nature walk on our driveway instead? We saw this water snake stretched out just before sunset last week. The scrounge cats ran like hell when they saw it.





The snake is about 3 feet long. It moved very slowly and did not seem disturbed by our presence. No, it is not a poisonous snake. There are six poisonous species in this area: Timber rattler, Pygmy rattler, Coral, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, and the Diamond back rattlesnake.
This guy is a Southern Water snake, lethal to mosquitoes and other insects. Food news is below.

June 11, 2013 Food Scrounge News
Health by the numbers — lots of ’em
Quantified-self followers aim to know, improve,0,5345154.story
Soda or pop? Coo-pon or cyu-pon? Maps reveal how America speaks
McDonald’s: Breakfast or dinner after midnight?
Special K Nourish –The concept of hot cereal in the US is a cultural change says analyst
USDA to require labels for mechanically tenderized meat
Twinings tea antioxidant court row brews on in USA
Journal of the American Medical Association, Online First, June 3, 2013
Examining the Health Effects of Fructose
Journal of the American Medical Association, June 5, 2013
Synthesizing Evidence: Shifting the Focus From Individual Studies to the Body of Evidence
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Intensive Medical Management for the Control of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and HyperlipidemiaThe Diabetes Surgery Study Randomized Clinical Trial
Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss and Glycemic Control in Nonmorbidly Obese Adults With DiabetesA Systematic Review
Treating Diabetes With Surgery
JAMA 100 Years Ago|June 14, 1913
This Is Your Brain on Coffee
Comfort eating- Perceptions of fat are altered by mood and state of mind study finds
Source: PloS
Scientists find gene mutation that spurs early puberty
Source: New England Journal of Medicine
A cross of bacon + butter = lardo
Cronuts selling like hot cakes
Are you suffering from fat phobia?
Vegans, vegetarians or carnivores: who’s healthiest?,0,2998440.story
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine
How to keep the beer, hold the belly

One Small Win for Blood Type Diets While Rock Extracts Make Peace with Meat, Buttermilk Spice Cake and Food Scrounge News

Last week I turned the page on another year. Here is the cake to prove it. Buttermilk Spice Cake is very easy to make. Just dump all ingredients into a bowl, then mix to combine. I used an immersion blender instead of a stand or hand-held mixer. It worked fine with a whip attachment. Though I did have a Bass-o-Matic moment when I turned the thing on and wasn’t grasping the bowl. It slid radpidly to the edge of the sink but all turned out well. The last photo is dark, not the cake. When done it is a light golden brown. I added about 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Frosting isn’t necessary. Serve with whipped topping and vanilla ice cream.


Tractor Cycle Meets the Food Scrounge News Cycle: Pop Your Pacifier and Marinate

Tractor cycle

No, it’s not my new ride. You could win a lot of slow races with this machine. Check out Food Scrounge News while you picture yourself sitting on this machine, looking cool.

Salty Spiders or Popcorn Coronaries? Try Mouse Melons and Waffle Tacos to Enhance Your Mood for Food Scrounge News

100_1601Shhhh…don’t tell anyone. Miss scrounge cat #2 is in a forbidden place.
100_1689There are several reports on dining habits in this week’s edition. Click the Food Scrounge News tab to access research and nonsense.

I generally don’t care for most recipes in fundraising church-type cookbooks, but these look worth trying.

The roadside markets are loaded with watermelons. The watermelon cooler would be perfect with some vodka added.

Get Off Your Duff and Suck Your Child’s Pacifier for the Crucial Years of Paleo Diet and Food Scrounge News

100_1610My apologies for the delay. Cookie problems with WordPress prevented me from updating the Food Scrounge News page. After posting a question on the support board, a happiness engineer emailed me with suggestions for fixing the problem. They worked! If you find yourself in the this situation, use the suggestions pasted below.

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Sneaky Hummus is Casting Doubt on Doctors’ Latenight Cravings for the Lipstick Lowdown and Food Scrounge News

100_1546Many thanks for the recent comments. It means a lot to me. Mr. Mike and I have been unable to connect for several days due to a severed phone line from our neighbor grading our gravel driveway. Good to eliminate potholes, bad for communication. Food Scrounge News is available for perusal. Another site to check out is from local chef/restauranteur Rober St. John: He has a weekly column in the newspaper. The latest is Candia Love. It’s about one of those hidden gems serving great food by a person in love with food and people. This week’s column also has a recipe for turnip greens and pork stock. I’d like to see the recipe for fried rabblits though! So would these two, except cooking isn’t necessary. Scrounge cat #1 (grey & white) caught (and ate) plenty of rabbits in his younger days.

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