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30 May

Weekend Link Love

Are we “safing” our children to death? Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, writes an incredible piece for Salon about the war on childrens’ playgrounds. (thanks for the find, Hunt. Gather. Love.)

Can bacteria make you smarter? Discovery News has the answer.

Bug time. Watch National Geographic‘s insect eating video. They hit you with the money shot 13 seconds in.

Grow some tomatoes. Upside down. (not you, the tomatoes)

World of Mysteries posts an incredible pictorial of sugary drinks next to their food equivalents. I wouldn’t agree with the “drink this instead” choices. But the pictures are just too stunning not to link.

Walking on a water… The next great sport or just a bunch of dudes charging into a lake?

Recipe Corner

  • The Bacone?! I wouldn’t call it Primal, but I must respect the diabolical creativity.
  • Nutty Kitchen‘ makes a coconut ginger salmon that puts most other salmon recipes to shame. To shame.
  • Visit Mary’s Kitchen Adventures for a lamb, orach, and cashew soup. The cashews aren’t 100% Primal, but the soup is 100% delicious.

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 23 – 29)

Comment of the Week

I got my cookbook, I was so excited! I read it from cover to cover and can’t wait to try every recipe. I think I’ll do a “Julie & Julia” number on it, and go through the entire cook book and make everything in the entire book!

The book is beautiful!

– Louise from Announcement: New Recipe Theme for the Cookbook Contest

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Unfortunately I am unable to view the video of the insect eating on my MAC via google chrome… I don’t wish to download anything to make it work.

    I read the playground article (well most of it) and agree that we are beginning to go out of line. I plan on doing playground workouts any day now… will there be a time where they are all gone?! I want old style playgrounds back please.

    Primal Toad wrote on May 30th, 2010
  2. Great set of informative and interesting links, as always. Not that I need another reason to avoid sweetened beverages, but I think that article will be a useful tool as I slowly get each of my friends and family to drink the Primal Kool-Aid. (there’s a pun in there I’m not quite grasping)

    Kristin J wrote on May 30th, 2010
  3. Dang, I guess all my antibacterial soap is killing off my smart germs and making me dumber. If this keeps up, I’ll end up watching Faux News.

    The 50 Best Health Blogs wrote on May 30th, 2010
  4. Looked at about 10 of the sugar pictures ad now i just want some candy. lol. :)

    Paul Von Tersch wrote on May 30th, 2010
  5. Last week I ate grasshoppers soaked in lime and chile- For the first time in m life, I actually had grasshopper breath- smelled like a cross between abdomen contents and dirt. Honestly, each bite got weirder and worse. Maybe they weren’t fresh grasshoppers?

    Samantha Moore wrote on May 30th, 2010
  6. The Bacone is a 10/10

    Moose wrote on May 30th, 2010
  7. The bacone would be a great delivery device for a scoop of FAGE Total or a stick of cultured pastured butter. Such a concoction would make an ensuing 24-hour fast a breeze.

    Aaron Blaisdell wrote on May 30th, 2010
  8. While the walking on water video looks cool, its actually a guerrilla marketing for new balance shoes.

    Marc wrote on May 30th, 2010
    • Bingo. Looks so cool – unfortunately its a fake though.

      John Stevens wrote on May 30th, 2010
  9. Running on water … LOL. At least it’s an interesting video.

    The 50 Best Health Blogs wrote on May 30th, 2010
  10. I’m started looking forward to these link posts; I really enjoy them every Sunday!

    Katherine wrote on May 30th, 2010
  11. My garden has huge, organic, and very sweet and tasty tomatoes right now – growing fine, quite upright, and properly pruned.

    Growing a tomato has nothing to do which way the nutrients flow, it has everything to do with proper feeding and pruning. Why change something millions of years have told plants? The sun is UP not down. If tomatoes wanted to grow down, they’d be called a carrot (have plenty of those growing as well).

    George wrote on May 30th, 2010
  12. -I have considered trying the upside tomato trick. We have ravenous golphers. I once decided to grow in pots with screen on the top and those fang faces actually chewed holes in the pot bottoms to get at my tomatoes!
    -As for grasshoppers, I heard a rumour they taste like nuts, not guts. I’d be way more interested in trying the former than the latter.
    -As for water walkers, there must be a ramp and planks under the water. Notice how they enter the lake at the same place each time, so much so that there is a muddy track on shore at that point. Pretty hilarious though! You have to really BELIEVE you can walk on water! Musta been hard to say that with a strait face..

    Eva wrote on May 30th, 2010
  13. Just change the innards (and lose the biscuit) to make the Bacone a primal delight, the possibilities are truly inspiring!

    Chris G wrote on May 30th, 2010
  14. Running on water? There are some Chinese martial arts applications using “chi” that I’ve seen done that are about as unlikely, but hell, if you get enough speed, you might be able to skip off the water like a stone.

    That said, I think Eva’s right and there’s some planks under the water. Those guys seem to keep running the same number of steps (12-13) each time before they sink.

    Those pics of drinks & sweets together actually made me feel queasy.

    Holly wrote on June 1st, 2010

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