How did I get to be so old without learning about this? https://twitter.com/Brink_Thinker/status/1219287571517378560 Thanks to GV at American Digest for putting me hip to Kevin W. and his remarkable Facebook page.
Just read this delightful article about steamed hoagies, and recalled using a Fresh-O-Matic steamer. Right out of high school, starting in University, I started a weekend gig as a prep guy in a Mom and Pop hamburger stand in Big Bear, California. The owners patiently showed me the ropes, and over two years built meContinue reading “Fresh-O-Matic!”
Ellen Bennett is the Marie Kondo of kitchen organization. She has lots of clever ideas, my favorite one is this: I found a good quick-drying paint marker at my favorite art supply store yesterday, and started labeling. It works! Update (30 July 2019): Two caveats: (1) them little bottles ain’t cheap, so it’ll take aContinue reading “Spicing Up the Kitchen”
The Geek Press put me wise to these cool mathematics-themed drinking glasses: Of course, I had to see what else was featured on The Gadgeteer; it’s a cornucopia of high-tech geekery! I’m totally stealing the idea for this pistachio tower, one of the few no-tech items I spotted. Not into gadgetry? Check out their non-stopContinue reading “Holy Gadget Overload, MathMan!”
Writing in Oxford American, Chris Offutt’s Trash Food almost gets it right: My thoughts and feelings were completely irrational. I knew they made no sense. Most of what I owned had belonged to someone else—cars, clothes, shoes, furniture, dishware, cookbooks. I liked old and battered things. They reminded me of myself, still capable and functioningContinue reading “Trash, White Trash, and REAL Trash”
This is what happens when city folk “play country:” Live poultry in backyard flocks are linked to several multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections that have now sickened 212 people in 44 states, federal health officials warned Monday. Health officials advise washing with soap and water right after touching live poultry or anything nearby. They alsoContinue reading “The Urban Chicken Movement Turns Dark”
Texas is awash in margaritas, both frozen and on the rocks. Most are made with some sort of evil bar mix, shaken by hand or machine, and dished up in glass with a salted rim. As Dan Jenkins wrote about chicken-fried steak, “Pretty good. But not real good.” Inspired by reading a recipe on theContinue reading “My Ultimate Margartia”
Eintopf. And now I realize the annual “charity” fundraisers are just carrying on the tradition of Winterhilfswerk. Tip from Debby Witt at National Review.
…and does it in style. It’s not uncommon here to see chickens roaming in their owners’ homes or even roosting in bedrooms, often with diapers on, according to Leslie Citroen, 54, one of the Bay Area’s most sought after “chicken whisperers,” who does everything from selling upscale chickens and building coops to providing consultation toContinue reading “Silicon Valley meets the Urban Chicken Movement…”
Holy hellfire sh*t! It turns out tequila is a health food! It’s a probiotic, no less. I say ¡Salud!