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Daytime Television and Sad blogs

So. I'm home today. And I turned on my tv and there was Rachael Ray (btw - one of her big things? Cooking with extra-virgin olive oil? Which she always says as "E-V-O-O, Extra-virgin olive oil"? Don't do it. Seriously - it's not good to sauté with. It not only has a low smoke point, the flavor, which is the main reason you're using evoo instead of regular or extra-light olive oil, is destroyed by that much heat. So you're spending extra money for nothing. Use it for salad dressing, or just before serving pasta or soup, or as a dip. Not for cooking your chicken breast fillets.)

Anyway, Rachael had this guy with an adorable baby girl. And it turns out he has a blog, www.mattlogelin.com, where he talks about raising this little girl alone because her mother died 27 hours after she was born. Which doesn't happen much anymore and it's amazingly sad - she never even got a chance to hold her.

And he has a warning page because he uses strong language on occasion. And this is going to sound terrible, but he doesn't warn for the right thing.

he should have warned for something else.

something annoying.

something that makes his blog


at least, i found it difficult to read
at first.

he doesn't use capitals at all.


and he posts like

william carlos williams

without the skill or beauty.


BTW, I forgot to ask in my previous comment, but your olive oil advice made me curious, because I don't really see olive oil sold here in supermarkets that isn't "extra virgin" as its grade. I mean, there are still huge price differences because some are organic, or from special kinds of olives, and different growing regions and brands and such, but the lower grades aren't widely available (I assume it might be different in mass retail for businesses, but I mean in normal retail). In the supermarkets around here the cheap ones cost about €2.80-3.30 for a 0.75l bottle so that's a bit more than three times what plain rapeseed or sunflower vegetable oil cost, but there aren't any cheaper kinds of olive oils.

In the states, one can always find extra-virgin and extra-light (I think that last is because people believe extra-light means = low fat, not just light in color and tasteless, and so will buy it.) Most stores will also sell virgin or even standard olive oil. EVOO will cost more, but nothing is inexpensive.

On the other hand, it makes sense to buy the best olive oil you can afford for salads and such, and use rapeseed (we call it canola here) or sunflower seed oil for other cooking. They have a higher smoke point and you can control the flavor.