I don’t know how we survived all these years without a true fillet knife. My wife and I really like Sockeye salmon, and we have started buying frozen wild Sockeye in between fresh fish seasons, which typically only last a few months in the summer. Frozen Sockeye has a different texture and consistency than wild […]
While I desperately want to buy a few All Clad saute pans, I have nothing but good things to say about Cuisinart’s MultiClad line. I have used Cuisinart MultiClad pans for a few years now, and recently bought a new 3-1/2 quart stainless steel saute pan with cover and helper-handle. To be fair, I have […]
Did you know that asparagus grows in a grass-like manner, straight out of the ground? Neither did I, but to be honest I never really thought about it. Here’s a time-lapse of asparagus growing:
Mountain Dew Kickstart is a new breakfast juice drink. Seriously, its 5% juice concentration means it’s a juice drink and not soda. There’s some caffeine in there as well. I haven’t seen mention as to whether it’s carbonated or not, but it might be. There will be two Kickstart flavors – Energizing Fruit Punch and Energizing Orange Citrus. This […]
I’ve been needing a new home office chair. My current one, a <$200 leather chair from either Staples or Office Depot, is usually comfortable, but the “memory foam” seat lost its support and springiness, the seat reclines with the back, and the armrests are too high and not adjustable. Long sessions at the computer leave […]
I remember having scented markers way back 15-20 years ago, although what stands out most in my memory is the discovery that turquoise blue is my all-time favorite color. I don’t really member smelling the markers. These days, however, it’s not really a good idea to encourage children, or anyone else, to sniff their markers. Apparently […]
In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge Lego fan, especially Lego Technics models, with the Supercar 8070 one of my strong favorites. A couple of new first-half 2012 (1H2012) Technic models were released this month, with the 9395 tow truck being particularly appealing. The Pick-Up Tow Truck features working steering, folding tow lift, working […]
Let me start off by saying that I am a huge Transformers fan, always have been. The current line of Transformers “Generations” action figures are great models that resemble the robots they portray, and they transform easily. But the movie-themed action figures? Intricate and horribly complex to transform.
Lego’s Fire Brigade is the oldest of their current line of modular buildings. The model is built from 2231 pieces, and I’m told that the construction is challenging and highly enjoyable. The Fire Brigade features a 1930’s-style fire truck, 4 minifigures, a fire-dog (a Dalmatian would have been cooler), and tons of great details. The completed model […]
We’ve posted about quite a few water bottles, so you know I’m a fan of reusable bottles. One of the major complaints I have about BPA-free plastic bottles is that they absorb odors very quickly if you’re not careful. So to avoid this, I wash my bottles fairly regularly these days. Most of the time, […]
Apparently Netflix has receive so much negative feedback over their pricing changes that they’re spinning off their DVD mail rental service into a new separate company, called Qwikster.
(This is a guest post by my wife Janice, who made some seriously delicious guacamole last week!) Are you looking to finally make your own guacamole? Here’s how: The first time I made guacamole, it wasn’t exactly a hit. I had followed a recipe, but the guacamole just didn’t taste the way we had expected. […]
It used to be that you could only find Astronaut Ice Cream at a local museum, science center, or similarly themed location. Then, a few online stores started carrying the freeze dried ice cream goodness, but for $4 a bag or more. Now, they’re available via Amazon – 10 packs for <$25. I already sent […]
Brought upon by a terrible movie review and Giant Cypress’s shared epiphany about how creative writers, art majors, and “write about anything” journalists are plastering the web with non-informative tool “articles”, I feel the need to rant.
While awaiting departure from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, I saw something I’ve never seen before in the restroom. Toilet seats with automatically changed hygienic toilet seat liners. I can’t find much info about these seats online, but Scrub Inc. was listed on the how-to wall diagram, and I believe the seats were branded Seat-One. I […]