So, as I alluded to a while ago, I bought myself a Thermapen instant-read thermometer!
First I’d like to talk about buying a Thermapen in Canada, from where yours truly hails. In short, you can try to buy locally (as I always prefer) or import them from either the US or the UK. Preferring to buy locally, I looked around…and around…and around, and only found one supplier, and they came in at a significantly higher cost than anywhere else I could find on-line. Ultimately, I decided to order from ThermoWorks.com, as they were having a sale on at that point which included an oven probe-type thermometer (more on that some other time) and they have a great shipping deal. Shipping is often a major cost consideration in Canada, as it can often be 50-100% of the item you’re importing! Shipping to Canada via FedEx was $19, including all taxes and duties. You just can’t do better than that! I really have to commend ThermoWorks for finding such a great price.
Anyway…on with the unboxing!
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In advance of my upcoming complete ThermoWorks Thermapen review, I wanted to let you all know about a great sale on now until January 31st, 2011. The new splash-proof, super-fast Thermapen is on “Winter Inventory Reduction” sale now for $79US, regularly priced at $96US. Cheap shipping to Canada too.
This is a fantastic price!
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There are probably countless reasons you could site for buying grass-fed (a.k.a. “naturally raised”) meat, but consider just this one: “Cattle that were fed grain had 106-fold more acid-resistant E. coli than cattle fed hay” (Grain Feeding and the Dissemination of Acid-Resistant Escherichia coli from Cattle Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, et al. Science 281, 1666 (1998); DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5383.1666).
Just in case you missed that, 106-fold = 1 million times the acid-resistant E. coli than cattle fed grass.
Chew on that for a while!
Mr. Carnegie, Scavenger Gourmet
Diez-Gonzalez, et al.