Archive for February, 2007

Pantry Makeover

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

The folks at Insanely Great Tees have won a special place in my heart for their attention to obsessive detail, and even better, sharing their spoils with us via pdfs on their site. I’m not a fan of Lost (don’t have the soap opera gene mutation or cable), but love the restyle aspect of this [...]

Celebrating our Fat, via the Underground

Monday, February 19th, 2007

With a special meal on Fat Tuesday! Tomorrow, Sweets and I are heading out to a Eugene underground restaurant (that just sounds so spicy!), where a celebrated pair of chefs will whip us up a meal to remember: Oysters two ways: Chilled with house made Cocktail Sauce and Oysters Rockefeller Salad with Crab Beignets Crawfish [...]

Meat Cereals

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Year of the Pig/Boar bodes a meaty year. comic from xkcd: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

Keeping Healthy Living Goals in Sight

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

I’m progressing well in my plans to shake out of hibernation mode. While somewhat stymied on the jogging front by needing a new sports bra (its ordered and in the mail!), Sweets and I have been getting a good sweat on with our hikes up to the summit of Mt. Pisgah a couple times a [...]

Sadistic Cream

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Sure, anyone can chug a gallon of milk in an hour till they throw up. What I want to see the boys of Jackass do, is chug whipping cream… shudder I think this could be a successful aversion therapy for those of us trying to eat healthier!

1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough Starter for You

Friday, February 9th, 2007

An excellent lead popped up today from Boingboing for anyone who wants to kick up their no-knead bread a notch: “For the price of a stamp, Carl Griffith’s Oregon Trail will mail you a 150+-year-old sourdough starter culture that was brought west by a pioneer ancestor: All I know is that it started west in [...]

Another Alternative Cooling Rack

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

I’ve previously mentioned my need to scrounge up cooling racks after Sweets put mine to use keeping his laptop from overheating. Using chopsticks to elevate my cooling bread works well for large surface area items. This time around I was stymied by the need to cool muffins. With a dozen blueberry persimmon muffins (using Elise’s [...]

Valentine’s Day Vegetables

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

I’ve recently come to grips with the fact that I am not a gardener. Instead of raising plants from seed, I like to herd the wild ones around me. Unfortunately I put myself through gardening catalog temptations on a semi regular basis. “It’s for the tools” I tell myself. Lo and behold, my new Lee [...]

How to Break in Your New Cookbook

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

In my first year of high school I was taught a very useful skill regarding new books: how to break in a book’s spine. It’s a process of opening the pages systematically to set your book’s spine to accept wear evenly. This prevents it from cracking and letting everyone who picks up your book know [...]

Orikaso: Origami Dinnerware

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Bringing a new level of reality to the term flatware, Orikaso offers a line of origami like plates, cups, and bowls. A co-worker just ordered these and is enthusiastic about her ability to store bowls and cups flat in her bag and take them with her all around town. Made out of polypropylene, these fold [...]

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