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Today is National Donuts Day!  

Vitamin Donuts Poster, ca. 1942

Around 1940, the result of 2 small studies set off a panic. A handful of subjects deprived of Vitamin B1 (thiamine) became sluggish and apathetic. One experiment concluded that thiamine deficiency was causing Americans to lack energy and motivation—conditions a country mobilizing for war could not afford. Consequently, the government endorsed products enriched with thiamine. After many letters, it was determined that these doughnuts could be called “enriched flour doughnuts” but not “enriched doughnuts” or “vitamin doughnuts.”

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Father’s Day Golf Cake 
by Oh Sweet Day 

http://www.foodfotogallery.com/post-9114-father-039-s-day-golf-cake.html

This is from a tumblr blog that features clean, dramatic food photography.  Which is fine….I’m at the other end, the messy one of realism not idealism.

But in any case, I like this for several reasons: food as something else; green food which you hardly ever see in such a heightened hue except for St. Patrick’s Day, and the really careful craftsmanship of the pastry chef.  Nice.  And Weird.

Posted on July 19, 2014

Reblogged from: Food Foto Gallery

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Big Moon 14-15 July 2014.  Inez wants to see the moonrise because the moon is supposed to be extra close to Earth now.  I wake up in the middle of the night and notice how moon bright it is in the back yard and go out and take a photo.

Big Moon 14-15 July 2014.  Inez wants to see the moonrise because the moon is supposed to be extra close to Earth now.  I wake up in the middle of the night and notice how moon bright it is in the back yard and go out and take a photo.

Dinner 14 July 2014.  We go to a waterside seafood place in old town Florence.  I think this one is called I. C. Food, or something like that.  We wee here before with my brother last fall.  A party of four that orders entrees gets clam chowder, so I get two since Julia doesn’t eat shellfish.  I get the Seafood Cioppino, san Francisco style.  Really very good.  I’m the lasted to finish because I have to crack crab and such.  Julia and Vic go for the grilled halibut, and really like it, and Inez gets a seafood alfredo pasta.  All are happy,

Seascape panoramas  14 July 2014.

Dramatic light at the coast.  14 July 2014.

Darlingtonia stop.  14 July 2014.  Can’t visit Florence without stopping at the Darlingtonia Garden to check out these carnivorous plants that catch flies.  They are especially big right now.  I guess it was a good spring for them.

Lunch 14 July 2014.  We’re off to the coast and stop along the way at the Gingerbread Cafe, outside of Florence.  Inez and I  get the clam chowder and salad, Julia gets a Cobb salad, and I can’t remember the other things.

B’fast 14 July 2014.  Waffles, blueberries, boysenberries, yogurt, bacon.  Inez hasn’t had boysenberries before.  She likes them.

Dinner  13 July 2014.  Vic and Inez arrive!  We’ve stayed with them in Boston (actually Somerville), but this is their first time out here.  Gotta grill.  I do veggies, Julia’s got olives, cherry tomatoes, I do grilled shrimp, and then chop the grilled veggies into a salad.  Sweet corn and salmon.  

Great time to catch up.

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