First, let me say that critics & their comments are welcome!
Now, I want to address Reality Overload. The reason that I started this blog was that I was experiencing an overload of information - and accompanying lifestyle changes. What happens when we start down a rabbit's hole of information is that it's hard to stop and take a break. Maybe first we feel put off by the ridiculous propaganda spewed at us on a "Corn Syrup is Natural" commercial (paid for by the corn syrup manufacturers) and decide to look into it some more. We snowball down a path of information that leaves us feeling sick, like in The Matrix, when Neo experiences "real world orientation" and proceeds to hyperventilate, vomit and pass out.
Instead of doing that, I am taking a break from getting this blog started. Normally, at this point, I would abandon a blog completely, but I really like this one and I'm not willing to give it up. There's a lot of information coming at me and a lot of decisions to be made, and in balancing it all (work, family, friends & home), the blog needs to go onto the back burner.
Canning (Soaked) Dried Beans - Sometime last year I came upon several boxes of bagged dried beans. These were fairly old and, after trying a few pounds, I found them quite tough even aft...