Food

Potassium

I have been prescribed hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 12.5 mg per day, a diuretic – to control (reduce) blood pressure, since 2011. It has sideeffects which interfere with digestion and absorbing potassium. It was not effective to counteract edema, which was a side effect of another medication. I was hospitalized for 2 days in June 2021 as …

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Errors in Cookbooks

Lists of mistakes in the kitchen: Kelli Foster, 10 Common Mistakes That Every Cook Makes, 2015-04-15, Kitchn Web article Ann Taylor Pitman and Tim Cebula, Common Cooking Mistakes, CookingLight Web article Such lists usually are written to help the hapless home cook and don’t mention problems with recipes, writers and publishers: Recipes with philosphical or …

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Wheat Flour

The Nafufians, hunter gatherers in Jordan, were making bread with wild cereal 12,500 BCE.  The master formula for ancient bread is to grind dried grain into a paste or flour, add water and yeast, let the stuff ferment, tear it in pieces and cook the pieces on a hot surface. People know how to grind …

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Small Dry Legumes

I am decribing the lentils and other small dry legumes, as opposed to small phaseolus beans (including black turtle beans). Such legumes are commonly sold as dry grain; some canned lentils are available. Some were sold in bulk food stores and as bulk foods in grocery stores. The availability of bulk products was affected in …

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