Here’s an interesting experiment that’s being undertaken by Monica Eng at the Chicago Tribune. She’s attempting to eat on a budget of $31 a week, which breaks down to roughly $4.43 a day. If I’m not snacking, I probably clock in at less than $5 for a day’s worth of meals. Most of my coffee [...]
I’m still in the throes of obsessing about a clean pantry. So far this week I’ve already used up a good lot of my oatmeal, orange lentils, and wheatberries. I’m slowly but surely getting through it all. Here’s yet another post from Apartment Therapy about another successful pantry clean-up effort. It’s prettty sparse compared to [...]
I was thisclose to completing a bona fide pull up this evening. The trainer told me I could be there by March. Revised resolution: one full pull up by my thirtieth birthday!!!!
I made two loaves of bread this weekend: an olive boule and a honey-oatmeal-flaxseed-walnut loaf. Here’s how the olive bread started: The rise took awhile, even when I used beer and vinegar to kick start the fermentation. While it was pretty warm outside, the apartment was quite cold. I resorted to sticking the bowl of [...]
Jill Lepore writes a great article about the flexibility of U.S. Constitution in last week’s New Yorker. Here’s a snippet from the piece: True or False: The following phrases are found in the U.S. Constitution: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” “The consent of the governed.” “Life, liberty, and [...]
Here’s an interesting set of essays and tidbits about food written by people in different fields. This piece is written by an architect (it’s not terribly fascinating, I have to admit). This series will make it to my list of bedside reading.
I’ve been baking a lot of bread lately. I’m flirting with the idea of growing a starter that I’d feed and grab bits from (to create new loaves!) here and there. Look at this little starter storer/collector, made by Tour de Fork. This might be kismet (via DesignSponge).