OH MAN.

November 19, 2007

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I don’t care who you are or what your excuse is….BUT YOU DON’T HAVE ONE.  YOU MUST SEE THIS MOVIE. “No Country For Old Men” by the Coen Brothers. EPIC.

That is all.

Peace – Claire

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Since the dawn of time, Italians have been ripping off Hellenic style.

Even your everyday Italian Dressing is Greek.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/ingredientsforsaladdressingfoundin2400yearoldshipwreck

“Genetic analysis has revealed the contents of an ancient shipwreck dating back to the era of the Roman Republic and Athenian Empire. The cargo was olive oil flavored with oregano.

Beyond discovering ingredients for Italian salad dressing on the sea floor, such research could provide a wealth of insights concerning the everyday life of ancient seafaring civilizations that would otherwise be lost at sea.

An international team of U.S. and Greek researchers investigated the remains of a 2,400-year-old shipwreck that lies 230 feet (70 meters) deep, roughly a half-mile (1 kilometer) off the coast of the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea

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“If you go up into the hills of Greece today, the older generation of women know that adding oregano, thyme or sage not just flavors the oil, but helps preserve it longer,” Foley said. The ancient Greeks may have used herbs—and the antioxidants in them—to intentionally help preserve the oil, and possibly accidentally helped preserve the DNA the researchers sampled more than two millennia later.”

-Meg

Mike Pastry or Bova’s?

Dun dun dun.

I will always be loyal to Mike’s for their orgasmic pastries, but I have a new lover.
I would always argue to people that Mike’s is so much better than Bova’s.
Bova’s, I am ready to admit, makes amazing bread. I will go to Bova’s for their bread.
But, if its 3 am and I’m craving something sweet, I will go to Bova’s just because Mike’s isn’t open.
I still lean more towards Mike’s but I am becoming more tolerant with Bova’s, but only with their bread. Small steps.

The first time I went to Bova’s I got Baklava, my favorite Greek pastry. Knowing it was an Italian place, I was being adventurous. Only Greek Yia-Yias (grandmothers) know how to make the best Baklava. So after my first bite, I was right: Italians are really bad at making Greek Food.

Italians also stole the Greek Culture… but that’s another long story.

Fact: 95% of the world’s supply of Olive Oil comes from Greece. Italians just buy it from Greece and then slap the Italian flags on it.

-Meg- going to bova’s for bread
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