Sunday, May 21, 2006

Guest Post on Comfort Kitchen

Today I have a guest post on my sister's food blog, Comfort Kitchen. It's about the two coffee cakes that I made for my wife's first Mother's Day. Although I have little experience with baking, they turned out well. I corrected the mistakes of the first cake with my second attempt.


At 7:17 AM, Blogger Psipsina said...

Now there's love: a man who will make a second cake when the first one doesn't turn out right.

Are you both vegans?

At 8:39 AM, Blogger John Markos O'Neill said...

Actually, neither of us are vegans. Although Sara eats fish, she eats neither terrestrial meat nor dairy nor egg. She's a pesca-vegan.

I'm a regular omnivore, although I try to minimize my ecological footprint.

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Psipsina said...

(Ooh, drat, I changed my screen name from susanna to psipsina. I'm still the same person, I assure you.)

The ecological footprint issue is a huge one for me. I've just been reading Temple Grandin's new book, Animals in Translation. She mentions in passing that she things some people are genetically wired to need animal protein.

I think I'm one of them. I can of course eat a vegan meal or two without ill effect, but it doesn't take too many days without meat before I feel sick.

I do what I can, buying the humanely raised meat and the free-range eggs and so forth, but it's hard to be a guilt-free carnivore in 21st century America. I don't mind the killing, it's the torture that I can't abide.

After a recent Harper's article about selective breeding of hogs, I'm pretty much committed to avoid any pork that doesn't come from Niman Ranch.


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