There are few things better than having a home cooked meal ready and waiting for you after a long day. Too bad we all can’t have a personal chef on staff. That’s the promise that a slow cooker is based on. It’s the promise of a perfectly cooked beef stew waiting and ready. A well-timed […]
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I’ve never understood how you could have the best of 2014 when it’s still January. Or even February. Honestly, I jump around with apps a lot, but in this case, dear reader, it’s to your advantage. I’ve tried some great apps and some terrible apps and here are the stand-outs. First, a baseline of features […]
By far the best book on this phenomenon is The Panic Virus, by Seth Mnookin; I can highly recommend it. He tells of how when public-health officials try to work out which areas are at highest risk of fatal outbreaks, one thing they do is look at a map of Whole Food stores — it’s […]
One of the most simple things you can do at home is to make your own bread.
I haven’t been home for the holidays in years. And that’s actually been a really good thing.
We have moved. (That’s a strange sentence, akin to stopping by your favorite ice cream joint and finding it replaced with a Middle Eastern takeout.) The spouse-unit’s work has taken us to what is supposedly the mecca of all geekdom: the Bay Area. I love that term. So vague and yet, heavy with ironic specificity. […]