Archive for November, 2008

Le Sanctuaire: gifts for the cook who thinks they have everything

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Do you have on your gift list a smart ass cook who thinks they’ve heard of everything? Then Le Sanctuaire may be the website for your gift shopping! Le Sanctuaire items for choosy cooks Black Garlic: “Aged black garlic is garlic that has been naturally fermented to bring out powerful antioxidants, while removing all of [...]

Handmade Wally pottery sale

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

There is only one exception I make when it comes to shopping on Black Friday: I do it if it puts money directly into a makers hands. Besides- this is a great excuse for me to buy the perfect cat food bowl (aka the “FEED THE !#!@*!!!CAT ALREADY!!!” bowl). Tom Edwards, the maker of this [...]

Does turkey make you violently sick?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

What I’m laughing about: the wonderful humor of Wally the dog. More Wally adventures can be found on Tom Edwards Pottery.

Attention canners: supply shortage?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Have you been finding your favorite canning supplies missing from your local supply stores? I had an unsuccessful trip today: I didn’t find small canning jars. My favorite Portland canning store Mirador, reported that Ball has run out of canning jar stock- and this is after they doubled their production for 2008. New jars won’t [...]

What I’m reading: Good Calories, Bad Calories

Friday, November 7th, 2008

I’ve read ~ 300 pages of Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes this week. So far this book is blowing my mind. To quote an amazon reviewer “The research level is staggering and evidence so overwhelming that portions of the book are downright infuriating”. Taubes presents a historical overview of obesity research that is [...]

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