“Almonds recently overtook peanuts as the most-eaten ‘nut’ (seed, technically) in the United States, and Americans now consume more than 10 times as many almonds as we did in 1965.” They are good for you. So of course, there’s got to be a dark side of almond use. Almonds should watch their back. I just saw a bottle of artisanal cashew milk in my local Whole Foods.

+ Shouts and Murmurs: “Yesterday, at our local grocer’s, Pa and I saw that there are not one but two competing companies trying to sell lowly cabbage as a ‘kale extender.’ Pa said, ‘The only thing I’d like to extend is my middle finger.'”