Discussions on potato diets, resistant starch, gut health, prebiotics, probiotics, oil-pulling, cold thermogenesis, and other affairs of plain living...
I'll play :-)Stats of the nearest big city to us (Ottawa) show that since the snow began falling in late October, totals are running at about 160cm (62.9921")to date. And cold? Hell yeah, it's cold.
You look over dressed!! No real snow in our part of UK up to now, but Temps been down to 0C. I try to get out for 1/2 hour walk in it in just a t shirt most days. I'm really beginning to like it - and I always hated the cold! people think I'm a few cards short of a full deck!
Haha, I've been known to run the snowblower wearing shorts and a T-shirt. It was about 0 deg F when that pic was taken yesterday, but it's -30 this morning and expected to be frikking cold all week. Did you guys know that at -40 Celsius and Fahrenheit are the same? No conversion needed.
Ha! I learned that when it got down to -40 F a few weeks ago and I was corresponding with someone who used Celsius. I did the conversion to tell them what it was in Celsius, and I saw they were the same! Ha!
I did this conversion as an exercise in school a long time ago.9/5 * C + 32 = F, so if C=F,9/5 * C + 32 = C32 = -4/5 * C(32*5)/-4 = C160/-4 = C40 = C QED!!!
We had a little over 5" with a layer of ice under the snow and gusty winds last weekend. Took 4 days for the city to get back to normalcy. I am hoping that was our annual snowfall and Spring will come early!
It was predicted that this winter would be much colder/snowier than avg where I live, but instead it has been the opposite--warmer, with very little snow except for one decent snow storm last month. There is only a dusting of snow on the ground now. Every day for the next 2 weeks is predicted to have above avg temps. I only needed a hat/hood once this year so far, and I haven't bothered to wear gloves, though I have better cold tolerance than most. :)
73F degrees (at night). Rio de Janeiro :)
Portland Oregon 15 in snow is way too much, we don't have the gear to deal with it.
The sun is going into a minimum cycle - eric dollard is the only man who makes sense on the subject! A google search is enough to get One on their way in innerstanding the truth hidden in plain site...bundle up (and hope you got some good fats stocked up!)!
Currently 76 F at the tip of the boot in Louisiana. Earliest Mayhaw buds are blooming. Lots of winter rain. Looking forward to a bountiful garden soon. Big deer tracks seen there just now while walking the dogs. Grrrr...
Tim, I just read it was -50 in Alaska! Does your car start up in that temperature?! Freezing temperatures are bad enough but -50, that's insane!
Most cars have electric heaters built in to the oil pan/block, battery, and transmission. Otherwise they will freeze up. In fact, trying to get a truck started now that was left unplugged all night (not mine!). Yep, -50 is damn cold.
That kind of cold will freeze your nostrils shut. BRRR!
8 days of 70 degree weather in Atlanta, GA. My son started baseball practice on Monday. I love the south.
I don't know what snow is anymore. Haven't had a snowfall in Amsterdam (Holland) for over 25 years !! It will get to about 5 degrees below zero Celcius around this time of year, but no snow. If it does snow, the city will grind to a halt as we are not used to it anymore.Jo tB
Heads up, Tim. This is making the rounds. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/23/ancer-risk-roast-potatoes-toast-acrylamide
I saw that today, too! No worries with the potato hack, though. I covered acrylamides pretty good on page 116. The articles today even said that acrylamides from browned foods is a much weaker association of health risk than that from cig smoke and industrial acrylamides. We've been eating acrylamides since the first bite of fire-cooked foods many thousands of years ago. It's also possible this type of acrylamide is good for us. But with potatoes, the most acrylamide is found on potato chips and French fries...oily foods we shouldn't be eating anyway. Thanks for sharing! We'll be keeping an eye on these developments.