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arby has posted 19 annotations/comments since 17 February 2013.

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About Thursday 26 June 1662

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Australia, at least, has particularly speedy maggot development. More than once I was faced with maggoty, flyblown food that had been stored covered in a warming cabinet for 6-8 hours. In a hospital no less. Maybe they should have hung corks on strings from the plate.

About Tuesday 10 June 1662

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I'm certain I would never have read the Diary in book form, and probably wouldn't have read a digital version either, although I have a free one on a tablet. It's only this site and the knowledgeable readers that drew me in.

About Wednesday 26 March 1662

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The cheeks of a salmon are very good indeed. Darker meat, high fat content, and very tasty.

About Thursday 7 November 1661

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Maine again voted down a bear baiting ban two days ago. Doughnuts seem to be the favored bait.

About Thursday 5 September 1661

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I find it interesting that Elizabeth didn't feel obliged to 'splain herself to Sam, nor did he feel he could press her on it, despite his intense curiosity.

About Thursday 4 July 1661

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Older people with cardiovascular disease are being encouraged to donate blood precisely because it does remove old blood cells, which the body replaces with new ones. Older blood cells are stiff and sticky, contributing to clots, stroke and heart attack.