I keep thinking I’m going to wrap up Hip Austin Mom, and then I don’t. I guess I can keep throwing out a post once a month or so, until things change, which could be at any moment. Life is so exciting.
Today I googled three questions because I thought the answers could be important. I google everything, like things you would ask God if he was your mother, and if you’d actually get an answer when you need it. For example: can dogs eat Brussels sprouts? (And it’s Brussels sprouts – s on the end of Brussels, no apostrophe and I capitalize it, but that’s optional. You know how I know? I googled it.)
The answer is – Yes. Dogs can eat Brussels sprouts, according to dogquestions.org.
I also needed to know if vinegar and olive oil get old. I’ve heard they do, from Martha Stewart, but what Martha thinks is old may not be what I think is old. It has to be old enough for me to go to the store. We’re talking medieval old.
I found this funny answer from Yahoo:
First off, vinegar is already bad so it’s fine to use years and years beyond that ridiculous date.
Secondly, you have a false label. Your balsamic is NOT aged 50 years. You will see new labeling in the near future on balsamic (no more numbers).
A real 50 year old bottle (and I sell them) would be $500 and up for 3 ounces and it would be in a consorsio box. A 20 year old is $200 and a 12 1/2 year old is $130. These are aged in 7 different types of wooden casks over their lifetime.
Consider the “Law of the Land” that forces us to put dates on products that last for eons. The idiotic FDA (and it is political and solely for the economy).
Honey in glass–date on bottle 3 years–actual shelf life 1 million or more years (and is the only food that does not go bad).
Canned foods– all allowed 2 years–actual shelf life 10 to 100 years (which was recently documented on Discovery Channels” When Humans No Longer Exist”.
I can go on and on.
This is the same FDA that allows a child to walk in a drugstore and buy aspirin that kills 100′s of people a year but cannot buy raw milk!!
Before I lose it,
yes your vinegar is perfectly good
This got me thinking about what a BS department the FDA is, and how it’s goal should be to help people. Shouldn’t that be the goal of every government organization? It also got me thinking about how much I Hate Being Told What To Do! I know I have to pay taxes and can’t kill anyone, but geez! Don’t they have better things to do than regulate whether or not someone is eating “old” olive oil?
I don’t want to get too political here; my Brussels sprouts (minus the one I fed the dog) that I drizzled in post-expiration-date olive oil need to be taken out of the oven.
Here’s the answer to the old olive oil question according to Yahoo. It was too long to read the whole thing, but I read enough to know that it wouldn’t kill me. Or the dog.