A Good Duck

potato side

One of the great things about cooking from scratch is utilizing fresh, wholesome ingredients. Even better is when those ingredients are leftovers from another dish; then you add flavor and goodness as you save money. The only possibly way that gets better if all this happens with duck fat. Here, some leftover skin was rendered down…

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Behind the Smile-Are You at Risk?

clsup glass and bottle

Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear  And it shows them pearly white -Mack the Knife[1]   For decades there’s been a well-known correlation between oral health, periodontal disease and the risk of cardiovascular disease. And of course, the risk for cardiovascular disease is associated with many of the other disabilities and diseases like…

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Got Crabs? Get Cleaned Up.

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Traditionally, when doctors talk to you about crabs, it’s not a good thing. But then again, I’ve never really been one for tradition. When the soft shells are in; it’s time to fix  them anyway you like’em.  Although not absolutely necessary, and certainly not traditional, it is quite easy  to clean your soft-shell crabs  before you prepare them.   These simple…

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Buddha, Booze and The Buzz

UC pouring wine

The pendulum swings to one extreme. The temperance movement and the personification of alcohol as the root of all evil culminated in the United States in 1920 with the passage of the eighteenth amendment and the introduction of prohibition. Over ten years later in 1933 it was repealed. Over the ensuing decades the perception and…

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GMOs?

corn flank

When I am speaking or doing live radio interviews, I invariably get questions about genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Often, there is some confusion to exactly what we mean when we discuss GMOs. Ever since the agricultural revolution thousands of years ago, if not longer, human kind has been selecting plants and animals on the…

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I Want to Believe

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For years I felt like Fox Mulder. Not because I worked for the FBI, nor because I have a simmering never to be fully realized sexual tension with Gillian Anderson. But because, like some reject from Jeopardy, I sit in that converted broom closet of an office; a keeper of misfit facts. I’ve been vocal…

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Whey To Go!

whey beet cuke

Whey is a by-product of cheese making, among other dairy related activities. The liquid has a  long history, being used as a drink or in the production of other dairy products like butter (whey butter). Since it is a dairy product, whey contains lactose and its products may need to be avoided by those who…

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In the ‘Que

Organic grass-fed Wagyu beef rubbed down with some BBQ spices

Here’s some organic, grass fed Wagyu beef getting in the  ‘Que! After an overnight dip in the brine it receives a pat down with Doc’s BBQ rub. While that rests we’re making the special sauce for tomorrow. Here you go!! Chipotle Huckleberry Barbecue Sauce 4 Tbs unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions 6…

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Summer, Time of the Green Goddess.

Green Goddess

We have had several requests for the Green Goddess dressing posted up the other day. So here it is! Easy and  scrumptious; it’s a perfect complement to that garden fresh veg… Avocado and Roasted Garlic Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients: 2 avocados 3 chopped scallions, white and green parts 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (about…

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Tolley Time!

Dr. Mike and Josh Tolley on set at The Florida Blueberry Festival

Join me Monday, 11:15 Eastern on the nationally syndicated, Josh Tolley Radio program. You can listen live here-Call in with questions! Link to listen live

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