Vertical Skewer

A skewer is, like the fork, pretty much a mature technology. It was probably the first kitchen tool and that we continue to use them is...

Unicorn Pepper Mill Review

We use a lot of pepper at Casa Moose, probably averaging more than a tablespoon per day. Our last grinder was an Oxo which, while...

The Anna Karenina Principle

the one thing that distinguishes happy people from unhappy people, is that happy people place happiness as their highest priority whereas...

First Time Sausage Making

I've always felt that gourmet store made sausage from the major chains was a bit too subdued for my taste. Never enough spice and flavor....

Reclaimed Wood Shelf Project

A couple of years ago I replaced the wood walls of the carport. The wood was encrusted with layers of paint, rotting and must have been...

Are Statins Effective?

I am not a medical professional ... But the the people who wrote the studies referenced below are. Three years ago, I was prescribed...

There's No Place Like Home

A short 5 hour drive from Winnemucca brings us finally to the end of our journey. Arriving home we find everything covered by a thin...

Vroom ... Vroom ...

You would think that if you're allowed to drive 80, and if you saw signs that said speed limits are strictly enforced, that you would get...

Another Artsy Burg

Leaving Atlantic City we trace our way back through North Carolina and Tennessee and somewhere along the way stop, by pure chance, at a...

blueprint

I recently finished Robert Plomin's new book, blueprint how DNA makes us who we are. Plomin is a Professor of Behavioral genetics at...

Finally ...

Finally, we meet the granddaughter, Iris. That evening, Eva cried more than the baby... a lot more. I can't begin to express what a...

On to Asheville

Final dead armadillo count appears to be 9. The critters must be weighted like a child's sippy cup in reverse, in that the intact dead...

All the Way to Memphis

After leaving Holiday Island, we make a short stop in the historic town of Eureka Springs which, like Sutter Creek, exists merely to milk...

Holiday Island

Holiday Island is a little resort community located on a lake in the upper northwest corner of Arkansas. The weather is perfect and the...

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