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During this, the first Table Talk chat of 2011, Kim looks back at the year in food — and what's to come in the year ahead. 

Bring your resolutions, predictions, goals, and ideas to the table. Of course, in the spirit of the chat, the discussion may wander into seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner suggestions, too. 

It all takes place right here on Thursday, January 6, at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET. 

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Kim, a cookbook author, trained chef, and longtime food journalist, brings ideas, tips, and recipes to her live chats — right here at Table Talk, most Thursdays.


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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row117710109" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117710109">The year in food -- in hindsight & looking forward -- is the topic du jour. Join us for the tasty conversation coming up at the top of the hour! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117712103" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117712103">Greetings! Top of the new year & new decade to you!  In the world of food, it was a very dramatic year & promises to be just as interesting in 2011.  Let's dish & hear what's on your minds & what you're looking forward to in the year ahead... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117712291" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117712291">I'm here (sort of...)! Happy New Year! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117712363" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117712363">Hey Erin! Happy New Year to you.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117712405" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117712405">happy new year! i'm looking forward to fruits and veggies. more and more of them. and to eventually getting my 3.5yo to eat something green more than 1/mo :-) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117712527" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117712527">Hi Kim. I've been hearing that vegetables are the new bacon. Or something like that. Is that your sense? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117712672" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117712672">And to you, Alisoncsmith! It seems like fruits & veg are on many people's minds these days...Yes, Kim! The Wall Street Journal declared 2011 The Year of the Vegetable!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117713031" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117713031">I do sense a heightened awareness of the benefits of eating vegetables -- and that more folks are cozying up to them...  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117713053" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117713053">This year: spelt flour, and all kinds of breads and other baking. And being mindful of the pantry, freezer, meal planning and the budget. A (limited) garden: I just found out that our CSA is taking a break this summer, so I'm going to grow a bunch on my own... I promise! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117713401" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117713401">Erin, we're trying to be more mindful here about budget, too.  Cutting back dining out as much as possible & like you said, doing more meal planning, thinking ahead & eating down that fridge on a regular basis.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117713493" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117713493">I made a kale salad last night, with plenty of fresh lemon juice and salt and sprinkled with big green olives (Castelvertrano I think). My daughter declared it "crave worthy." Amazing! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117713815" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117713815">That's awesome, Kim.  I spoke with a girlfriend just yesterday who went on & on about her roasted brussel sprouts & potatoes combo. And I myself ate an entire bunch of broccoli rabe the other night -- couldn't get enough of it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117713835" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117713835">Raw kale, Kim C.? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117713880" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117713880">speaking ov veggies, question for the crew - spaghetti squash...tried for the first time the other day. baked whole @350, having pricked the skin. was a little more difficult than i thought to separate the seeded strands from the flesh, and the spaghetti flesh was crunchier than i thought it would be. did i not bake it long enough (50mins, i think)? and how to season? after the fact? or should i have halved it, then baked, and seasoned the halves. it was pretty bland, but interesting enough texture-wise for me to attempt again soon </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117714256" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117714256">Hey Alison -- it may need more like an hour to roast to get to that tender state. <br/>I like to drizzle olive oil afterwards, and make a gremolata -- chopped parsley, garlic, lemon zest, even a little parm.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117714314" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117714314">Yes, Erin, the leaves sliced really thin. (Next time I'll cut away the thick stems.) I let it sit at room temp. for about three hours before we ate it, which helped soften the texture. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117714497" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117714497">Raw kale, when cut into slivers, as Kim C. suggests, is really dynamite -- and it does benefit from some marinating/massaging to soften.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117714591" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117714591">Massaging raw kale in salt softens it quickly </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117714655" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117714655">Thanks, Laura! What are you looking forward to in the year ahead?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117714796" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117714796">Using my new pasta maker attachment for my stand mixer! =D </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117714884" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117714884">Awesome! What's first on the pasta menu?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117715639" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117715639">Speaking of pasta, I have a new favorite thing to top ravioli & other short pasta:<br/>1 cup cilantro and/or parsley<br/>1/3 cup walnuts<br/>2 cloves garlic<br/>smidge fresh chile pepper<br/>1/4-1/2 cup olive oil<br/>1/4/-1/2 teaspoon salt<br/>black pepper<br/><br/>whiz in food processor. AWESOME pesto that doesn't even need parm.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117715667" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117715667">Not sure. We've tried fusilli and spaghetti, both in a ragu. It's a little stressful, I must say. The pasta comes out faster than I can handle and I end up with a heaping mound of pasta that starts to stick together </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117715893" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117715893">Laura, you're braver than me. I still can't get the hang of making my own pasta, after all kinds of private tutorials & even time learning in Italy! It feels like a yoga pose I've yet to master! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117715936" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117715936">that sounds delish - will have to try tonight! I have a ton of parsley right now. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117716034" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117716034">Amounts easily double for that pesto -- & I've used it as a sandwich spread as well as with eggs.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117716062" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117716062">Laura, we find that it takes two people to keep up with our pasta attachment. But it's worth the extra labor! We had wide noodles recently with Kelly Myers chicken ragu:  <a href="http://www.culinate.com/recipes/collections/Contributors/Kelly+Myers/stewinghenragu" target="blank" >http://www.culinate.com/recipes/collections/Contributors/Kelly+Myers/stewinghenragu</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117716335" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117716335">In the food news, maybe you've heard, but President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Bill, after all kinds of political drama. But the glitch now is whether it will be funded!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117716506" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117716506">I've definitely had to enlist the BF's help with the pasta making endeavor. btw, that recipe looks insanely good </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117716768" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117716768">Kim, what are some of the first things we'll start to see under the new bill? Or does it all need appropriations? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117717510" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117717510">The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 gives the FDA more regulatory authority. You know how whenever we would hear about a food recall, it was always considered "voluntary?" Now the FDA has the authority to impose/order a recall. That's one of the biggies. By the way, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food-borne illnesses on annua basis -- including 180,000 hospitalizations & 3, 000 fatalities. These are latest stats from CDC.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117717786" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117717786">But just so you know -- the new regs don't apply to meat OR eggs.  Unfortunate but true.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117717881" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117717881">these things are under USDA regulation.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117717912" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117717912">You're kidding me!  Not meat or eggs?  The most important things?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117717964" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117717964">let's hope it does get funded. I've heard that certain unnamed new members of congress are planning to try to underfund a whole lot of new bills, namely healthcare but I'm sure also food safety. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117718256" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117718256">Yes, it is quite possible it won't even get funded, after all the efforts to push it through.  Some reps. arguing that 1 in 6 is nothing to worry about -- to me, 1 food-borne illness is 1 too many.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117718305" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117718305">whhhhaaaat?!?!?! I did not know that!!! the whole egg fiasco was one of the main reasons for the bill!!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117718623" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117718623">Yeah, it's crazy, but this bill directly impacts FDA regulatory authority -- and not that of USDA. This speaks to how desperately food regulation/oversight needs to be overhauled.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117718684" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117718684">And, is there a cheat-sheet out there about the Food Safety Bill? A lot of my friends (non-farmers) were up in arms, thinking that it would hurt the little farm-stand guy; whereas my farming friends (small farmers, all) were grass-roots campaigning for the Bill to pass. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117718984" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117718984">I haven't done a cheat sheet yet on Food Safety, but I can take that up w/ Kim C. to see if she's interested...<br/>As for little farms -- the new law will exempt farmers who sell less than 500K/year, which essentially applies to farmers who primarily at  farmers markets </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117719015" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117719015">Re: not applying to meat or eggs - that's where so much of the problem lays, in my opinion. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117719265" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117719265">Totally agree, Erin. The law is FAR from perfect, but it's a start. Of course, the meat & eggs issue speaks to the conditions of CAFOs and the lax sanitary standards.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117719312" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117719312">1 in 6 is approximately 17 percent. That's appalling. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117719434" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117719434">It is, Erin. <br/>Ready for another appalling stat? <br/>1 in 8 Americans are now on food stamps.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117719474" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117719474">I think we just need someone in Congress to get horribly ill from badly manufactured food in order for things to be taken seriously.  Sad but true. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117719708" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117719708">Jeanne, I agree. The minute a VIP falls ill from food poisoning will be the day that we begin to see major overhaul.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117719755" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117719755">Kim, do you know what Bill Marler thinks about the Food Safety & Modernization Act? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117720336" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117720336">I haven't talked to Marler in a few weeks, but my sense is that he, like so many other food safety advocates, are happy that the bill passed, but it leaves a lot to be desired. But as I mentioned, he is concerned that bill will actually get funded.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117720368" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117720368">Also, I think members of Congress should be put on the lowest form of health insurance and they should have to buy food from the store that is mostly frequently shopped by their constituency. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117720613" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117720613">Way to go, Jeanne! It certainly would be a wake up call for these lawmakers, no?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117720743" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117720743">There's such disconnect between what the lawmakers argue for and what people are experiencing. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721309" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721309">I was just about to say that, Jeanne. By the way, another development about to unfold: Meat Labels. This is a new USDA requirement for the 40 most commonly purchased cuts of poultry, pork, beef and lamb.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721483" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721483">Also, it's not the little farmers, livestock raisers, and food manufacturers that are making people sick. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721541" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Laura </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Laura :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721541">That's because most of them don't actual represent the best interests of the people. (I'm so jaded today!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Laura </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721625" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721625">Laura, you're not jaded, you're asking questions which is so very important! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721657" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721657">This is a great time to advocate for your local farmers and food system with your dollars. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721925" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721925">And yet we're seeing more local food dollars all over the country. Farmers markets are at all-time high -- more than 6, 000 nationwide -- and more grocery retailers are carrying local products... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721962" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721962">What would the meat labels say?  "1000 cows went into this 1 lb of hamburger"?  heh </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117721979" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117721979">I'm not a pundit, but I think lobbyists push so hard that it's difficult for members of Congress sometimes to see what's what. It's sort of like physicians and drug reps: Do we really need so many prescriptions or is it just what docs are hearing? (And on that subject, there aren't many nutrition lobbyists that I'm aware of!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117722309" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117722309">The labels will include nutritional info is my understanding... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117722343" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117722343">Yes, I think it's not a matter of being jaded.  It's a matter of being informed and then angry about what  you learn. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117722368" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117722368">I don't really see how the lobbying system does anything these days but argue for large corporations.  I think it should be highly regulated. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117722397" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117722397">Or eliminated. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117723029" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117723029">Predictions or trends for this year?  Meatless Monday, as you may have heard, has become a veritable phenomenon <img title="Wink" src="http://www.coveritlive.com/mambots/editors/tinymcenew/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" /><br />and it looks like a trend that has serious lasting power. <br />Vegan is hot, hot, hot, with more books than ever on the topic & a new documentary set to release in March, advocating health benefits of eating a vegan diet. <br /><br /> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117723165" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117723165">Cooking with allergies in mind seems big! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117723248" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117723248">Indeed, Jeanne. Gluten-free (and allergen-free) cooking is really coming into its own! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117723545" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117723545">Child nutrition & obesity will remain a hot topic, as it should be (in my opinion) -- we'll see more headlines about school lunch, partic. to see if new reauthorization dollars are having an impact... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117723580" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117723580">Will the cupcake craze please... split? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117723643" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117723643">Cupcakes are making way for pies, so I'm told! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117723747" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117723747">Well, pies I can handle. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117724052" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117724052">And I think we're going to be hearing more and more about dairy free -- Bill Clinton is not a vegan (he's  eating fish on his new diet), but he has sworn off dairy -- and I think we'll be hearing more about limiting or giving up dairy altogether. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117724084" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117724084">Although I love cupcakes and can't eat ones in stores (I'm gluten-intolerant), so I haven't had a chance to be tired of them...:) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117724182" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117724182">I don't think school lunch will ever get better until parents truly understand the food choices they make. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117724517" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117724517">Ah yes, school lunch. It's definitely a step forward that there's now regulation over food sold outside of the cafeteria, but this is just one small piece. We all have to be part of the equation -- at home, at school... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117724549" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117724549">Kim, how are you feeling these days? You'd mentioned before the holidays that you were going to be changing a couple of things pertaining to meat, going beyond the Meatless Monday mindset. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725102" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725102">Erin I'm feeling much better, thanks.  I took a break from meat for about 2. 5 weeks & I didn't miss it at all.  Broke that streak on New Year's Eve when I made amazing fried chicken. What I'm trying to do is increase my awareness of food-body & keep at it. I'm also thinking more about daily fiber intake. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725158" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725158">Someone on Twitter said a few weeks ago that cows breastfeed more humans than they ever breastfeed baby cows.  So true. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725269" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725269">Wow, Jeanne. Altho not surprised. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725344" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725344">Jeanne, that is why I'm so grateful that my kid asks me to make his lunch everyday. There IS a silver lining to his pickiness! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725684" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725684">To me, eating more healthfully is about making these kinds of connections -- making lunch, cooking together, cooking more regularly/consistently -- proactive versus passive. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725719" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725719">Did you guys see the "Foodie" cleanse put on by Bon Appetit? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725751" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725751">No, what's the deal? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725852" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725852">Jeanne, that is a thought that gives me great pause. I am on a mini-mission to talk to our local dairy farmers to find out how cows are raised, bred, and then brought into the milking phase. And, of course, what happens to the animal once she surpasses her usefulness. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117725929" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117725929">My New Year's resolution is to make as many veggies per dinner as I can.  With a little poutlry/fish on the side.  And maybe a whole grain.  Basically, more veggies. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726132" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726132">You are not alone, Jeanne. It's hard to argue against the health benefits of eating veggies & making more real estate on the plate for them, night after night. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726162" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726162">i spent a lot of 2010 thinking about packaging, and think it's going to be a growing issue in 2011...   we work so hard to eat local, organic, hormone-free, etc, but wrap all that up in a carcinogenic plastic package </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726291" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726291">Hey Redweather, excellent point. I can't remember -- do you grow some of your own food? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726317" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726317">Here's a link to the Food Lover's Cleanse: <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/food-lovers-cleanse" target="blank" >http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/food-lovers-cleanse</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726421" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726421">i try but usually fail to grow my own </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726668" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726668">For me, it will be about being more consistently using up what I have on hand. Really limiting the trips to the store. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726705" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726705">Redweather: you are so right!  I want to concentrate more on packaging, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726730" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726730">We have chickens, so we have our own eggs--which is awesome for me as a baker! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726800" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726800">Jeanne, have the chickens begun laying eggs now that solstice has passed? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117726956" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117726956">You know what would be an awesome challenge?  To not buy preprocessed foods.  We dont buy much, but I do buy crackers for cheese, stuff like that. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727122" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727122">That is a noble challenge. I like it. Would be game... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727154" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727154">Kim: yes, they have begun laying an egg or two.  Not much yet, though.  Still too dark. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727187" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727187">Mother Nature at work! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727440" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727440">Our neighbors put out a tiny garbage can each week--size of a copier paper box.  I would love to do something like that. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727482" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727482">As in, compost more? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727837" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727837">Well, we compost everything we can and we recycle.  But we still have a normal-sized garbage can of stuff.  It's a matter of not buying packaged stuff, I think.  No plastic-wrapped crackers, etc. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727897" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727897">or buy less with less packaging </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727953" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727953">YES! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117727981" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117727981">Compost/recycle more, waste less, limit purchasing of pre-processed items. Yes. Noble, indeed! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117728109" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117728109">Years ago someone on the radio was saying it's not a matter of recycling more, it's a matter of buying things with less packaging.  That's always on my mind. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117728168" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117728168">Jeanne - check out <a href="http://plasticmanners.wordpress.com/" target="blank" >http://plasticmanners.wordpress.com/</a>  - it's the really great blog from a woman who lived a year without plastic... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117728205" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117728205">Now that we're talking about it, I need to go look at what the heck is in our garbage can! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row117728324" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcaster_text "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt117728324">So interesting. This kind of conversation would not have happened just five years ago. Well, this has been fun! The hour flew by. Thanks for starting your new year with me -- lots to think about as we kick it off. Take care & we'll talk to you next time. All best. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday January  6, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>

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