Sunday, January 31, 2010
In a report that may bolster public policy efforts to get Americans to reduce the amount of salt in their diets, scientists writing in The New England Journal of Medicine conclude that lowering the amount of salt people eat by even a small amount could reduce cases of heart disease, stroke and heart attacks as much as reductions in smoking,obesity and cholesterol levels.
If everyone consumed half a teaspoon less salt per day, there would be between 54,000 and 99,000 fewer heart attacks each year and between 44,000 and 92,000 fewer deaths, according to the study, which was conducted by scientists at University of California San Francisco, Stanford University Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center.No wonder NYC is trying to encourage food producers to reduce salt by 25% over the next five years. It worked with trans fat!
¾ cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms (drained)
2 tablespoons dry Sherry
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Beat eggs and milk together well. Scramble until soft.
Place in large greased casserole.
Mix soup, mushrooms, and sherry together. Spread on top of the scrambled eggs, mixing in slightly.
Top with cheddar cheese. Refrigerate overnight.
Place in cold oven at low temperature (250°F) and bake for 1 ½ hours. Served 8-10.
Frederick-Talbott Inn, Indiana
32 oz. bag frozen hash browns
10-1/2 oz cream of mushroom
1 pint sour cream
2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup melted butter
Mix and spread into 13 x 9” baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Turn off the engines. Discipline TV and computer usage and reduce artificial distraction, escapism, and stimulation. This begins with you.
- Is an 18th-century symbol found on a coffin at the African Burial Ground really a sankofa from Africa?
- Interested in the history of maps? See this discussion of a map of the world from 1602 made by an Italian Jesuit for the Chinese emperor.
- Museums and the web--letting people be curators online
- Other art mishaps in NYC
- And the difficulty in restoring them quickly
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Give more attention. And less of everything else. Devote one hour a day to giving undistracted attention to your children. Not in activities driven by your agenda, but according to their terms. Use a timer to keep yourself honest. Undivided attention is the most concrete expression of love you can give.