Organics in the Strip

We had a great time today checking out the three-week-old Public Market in the Strip. What a pleasant surprise!  We made some great friends, including the folks from Horizon View Farms and Green Circle Farm, who have great vegetables, goat’s milk, cheese, yogurt, organic/grass-fed beef and lamb and much more.

The Pittsburgh Public Market is on Smallman Street at 17th Street.

The hours are:

Fri:  9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

How Much Caffeine in a Cup of Coffee, Tea, Cola or Chocolate Bar?

Excellent information about the relative amounts of caffeine in various foods, beverages, etc.

Find it here!

Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food

Read this great article from Time magazine

Here is an excerpt:

So what’s wrong with cheap food and cheap meat — especially in a world in which more than 1 billion people go hungry? A lot. For one thing, not all food is equally inexpensive; fruits and vegetables don’t receive the same price supports as grains. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a dollar could buy 1,200 calories of potato chips or 875 calories of soda but just 250 calories of vegetables or 170 calories of fresh fruit. With the backing of the government, farmers are producing more calories — some 500 more per person per day since the 1970s — but too many are unhealthy calories. Given that, it’s no surprise we’re so fat; it simply costs too much to be thin.

JoAnn with Pittsburgh Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey

Marquis Pouncey with Pittsburgh Personal Trainer Joann Brickley

Pittsburgh Personal Trainer JoAnn Brickley talking with Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick, Maurkice Pouncey, at Hydration Health and Fitness.

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Marquis Pouncey with Pittsburgh Personal Trainer, JoAnn Brickley

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