The USDA has food pyramid that many of us are familiar with has been trashed for good, being replaced by the Nutrition Plate. Featuring seemingly arbitrarily sized quarter-plate portions, the Nutrition Plate found at ChooseMyPlate.gov recommends helping portions of vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, and a noticeably smaller serving of dairy. What about sweets? Oils? Fats? […]
Over here on the east coast, the first wild Alaskan salmon catch of the year has arrived! Copper River Alaskan Sockeye Salmon first hit the fish counter at my local supermarket (Wegmans) last weekend, and we’ve already had a taste. If you enjoy salmon, you MUST find a way to try some wild Alaskan salmon. […]
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a zombie apocalypse preparation guide. While the original posting is currently down, you can find the full guide over at the CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response site. This is actually a pretty brilliant idea, to teach Americans about emergency preparedness by appealing to our […]
I have always been a fan of Pilot’s G2 gel pens, especially the fine 0.5mm version. A “limited edition” metallic-barrel design has been available for some time now, but I’ve never had the urge to give those a try.
It recently just hit me that I don’t have a good general purpose knife for slicing meats, fruits, and vegetables. I have a stamped steel Faberware knife and an awkward to use utility knife that came with my Chicago Cutlery Metropolitan knife set, both from my college days. We have a few Santoku knives, but […]
Kohler’s new NUMI toilet is a new advanced toilet choc-full of modern features. The NUMI has a motion-activated lid, bidet functionality, an integrated air dryer, built-in deodorizing charcoal filter, a heated seat, feet warming hot air vents, illuminated panels for a “soft, inviting glow”, and built-in speakers. A digital touch screen remote control allows for […]
Lamy’s Safari fountain pen is an inexpensive way to break out of the monotony of ordinary ball point and gel pens. The Safari is priced at about $25, and include a single ink cartridge to start you off with. For a few dollars extra (~$4-5), a Lamy Z 24 converter enables you to load the Safari with your choice […]
Yesterday I passed by a Burger King in the food court and saw an advertisement for their new cheese & jalapeno burger. This new burger features one of their “steak” sized patties that is embedded with bits of jalapeno and cheddar cheese. I’m sorry, but this doesn’t look like something that you’re supposed to eat. Besides […]
While I’d love to splurge for a ceramic Santoku knife, for the time being I’m making due with what I’ve got – Anolon 5″ and 7″ santokus with Santoprene handles, which are fantastic knives. Personally, I prefer to use my 5″ santoku over the 7″ one. I’ve been using the 5″ version for over four years […]
A few years ago I had the pleasure of seeing a Kyocera ceramic knife in action, and have since wanted one of my own. It looks like a wide selection of these knives is finally readily available in the USA, but that creates a problem. Which one(s) to buy?! Looking over the knife selection and knowing which […]
I don’t like taking vitamins, but I like the boost they give me since I don’t always eat healthily. I’ve been taking Flintstone Sour Gummies for some time, and am pretty satisfied with them. I tried taking adult vitamin capsules before, but that never really panned out.
Everyone seems to be talking about this pie maker this week, and I can see why! The Breville Pie Maker can be used to bake up to four personal-sized pies. That’s enough for either me, or four normal people. I want one. Think about it – meat pies, fruit pies, veggie pies… A few years ago I used […]
Black & Decker’s PlantSmart system is a digital sensor that you plant in the ground where you intend to grow some plants. The PlantSmart will then analyze the growing conditions of the soil, measuring things like temperature, moisture content and sunlight conditions. It can even measure the nutrients in your soil to determine which fertilizer will […]
Did you know that Nalgene came out with glow in the dark water bottles? Neither did I! It looks like there are currently two glow colors, blue and green. These are wide-mouth 32 oz bottles and are made in the USA of non-BPA Tritan. I’ve got one of each on order to check out. I […]
As PutnamEco suggested in a comment to our recent Keep2Go waterproof tubes post, baby soda bottles are great low-cost storage capsules. Sold in bulk via Spangler Science and other vendors, baby soda bottles often feature straight tubes with flat caps. If you want to add Keep2Go functionality to baby soda bottles, take a look at these Cap2Go travel caps, which offer […]