Passion, Food and Love

Wine Tasting in Tale of Two CitiesWe are sitting around the dining room table discussing the most interesting things known to mankind, such as the pyramids located in strategic areas around the world, the Tower of Babel, passion and the importance of friends discussing things out of our league, but enjoying every minute of it.

As life unfolds here in our world there are things we look to that must remain consistent, changing, but consistent. Love is a big one. The aspects of love and all the qualities love brings to our lives creates this firestorm of thought, it builds up in us this desire to be our best, to become fulfilled.

Yes, passionate and warm sexual encounters that come from a sweet embrace and a deep luscious kiss help as one soothes and touches the warm and primal areas. This love that fuels the fire of passion that creates deep loving friendships that grow and develop into long lasting, everlasting relationships is powerful. How about in your quiet time fantasizing, or better yet, feeding your loved one grapes as they languish on the couch succulently eating each grape one at a time while juices dribble down their chin? And………don’t stop now!

Passion, Food and Love are key to living this life. Eating is an important part that even King David was once known to say “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” I find the reference to a table filled with all the delicacies of meats, fruits, vegetables, cheese, and the most delectable of desserts prepared before those who spite us, hate us and would do harm. Anointing of oil that I am sure was made from olives, that precious fruit that symbolizes power, humility, heart health and beauty. And finally the wine that over flows making your cup run over that all should partake and enjoy!

As the world spins and orbits our sun on a yearly journey bringing us the seasons, may we aspire to be our very best and prepare for our friends a table filled with great food, drink and laughter. Preparing a table for our enemies is best left to those who understand the words of King David and until we have the growth and maturity to not live in fear and tremendous anxiety we will not hasten to quickly to this table nor will we truly listen and understand those words of another great King ” love thy enemies”.

But until that time as the world screams and yells like a bad reality show, I will bring thoughts and encouragement to eat well, drink well and get educated in whatever your hands and heart find to do, and always with Passion, Food and Love.

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Gary Leese
Culinary Guru

Country of Origin Labeling!

The House of Representatives has voted to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork, and chicken.

Texas Republican Rep. Michael Conaway’s Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 passed late Wednesday night by a 300-131 vote.

Conaway introduced the bill on May 18 — the same day the World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal of its decision that COOL unfairly discriminates against meat imports and gives the advantage to domestic meat products. days later, the House Agriculture Committee passed the bill by 38-6.

COOL, which went into effect for meat in 2013, require that packaging indicate the country, or countries, where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

So now we get the message! Americans don’t give a shit! The House of Representatives and other agencies have pretty much put the nail in the coffin! Why should you care where your food comes from? Why does it matter what we put in our bodies? We eat at horrible dining establishments, shovel food down our throats and wonder why we are so fat while we lounge in our comfortable seat, watching television and going to sleep because we don’t exercise! And now? The US Government doesn’t give a rat’s ass where our beef, pork or chicken “Country of Origin” is located! The House of Representatives has voted to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork, and chicken. Texas Republican Rep. Michael Conaway’s Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 passed late Wednesday night by a 300-131 vote. So why should we give a shit where our food is being raised? Our politicians don’t really care and once again it derives from Texas, that Lone Star community of right…. oh, forget it! The point is we are in big trouble in this country if we don’t take the “bull” by the horns and take control of our lives!

So the question is what’s next? As we pulverize the entire food chain it leaves one suspicious to think someone has it out for us! I am not a conspiracist, but I do see a pattern developing. Are we over-populated? Are there just too many human beings on this planet? Could it be possible that a reduction in the number of human souls on this planet needs to implemented. Seriously, we eat horribly, we are either too fat or too skinny, we watch way too much television, we text too much, play lots of video games and the worst part, we socialize on social media providing very little human interaction! So it leaves all you idiots to read posts like this to give you life, some sort of sustenance, since you probably eat crap food and care less where the quality of your food originates! Pathetic! I am sorry if this offends you, actually, no I’m not, but if it riles you, pisses you off, then maybe, just maybe, we will start looking for solutions! That cannot happen while sitting down in your favorite chair, doing nothing but wasting time while the world turns and burns. Pathetic!

May I offer a solution? This may not fit well with you fast food, potato chip eating, smelly body odor people who think the world owes you a favor and gives no care for fellow human beings and the planets overall health, but here I go, like it or not! Still here? Pathetic! Here I go anyway! Shop local! Yes, that’s what I said, shop local! If we as Americans want to preserve any kind of dignity and respect in our culinary lives, then shopping locally is the solution! This is not something new, nor is it for the back to the earth hippy type of lifestyle. This is what our ancestors, our Grandparent, the Founding Fathers based nearly 100% of their diet upon, eating quality meats, fresh produce, newly slain chickens for their meals. So, if you are a true blooded American, and I’m not sure you are, except for the fact you just spout off your loyalty like someone in a trance, yet have no clue to what is right and just, then this may be what you’re looking for in making some positive changes in country and self! My next blog is taking on Monsanto, those assholes!