How to manage your limited oven space on Thanksgiving – WaPo

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2018/11/19/how-to-cook-a-thanksgiving-feast-with-only-one-oven/?utm_term=.7c47e255b572  Not just a Thanksgiving issue (or xmas). Like most, with just one oven…how in the world to cook items needing different temps, etc??? … lol  "Winging it doesn't even work for experts," Get all your recipes in one place. Decide when you're going to eat and then work backward, grouping dishes that can cook … Continue reading How to manage your limited oven space on Thanksgiving – WaPo

Dutch Cook Book

http://www.fontaineuitgevers.nl/wp/dutch-cook-book/ Bought this while visiting the Maurithuis in the Hague. Looking for local food ideas. Many locals indicated nothing "interesting" to eat but after reading thru this I'd beg to differ.  Ham rolls with asparagus – ham, asparagus, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, boiled egg, parsley Russian salad – cold ham, mashed potatoes, vinegar, mayonnaise, beets, apple, … Continue reading Dutch Cook Book

WaPo – Why your asphalt shingles are falling apart

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2018/06/04/why-your-asphalt-shingles-are-falling-apart/?utm_term=.8be19da088f4  As I'm not a chemist/chem-e, not sure whether to believe the solution suggested. However, after having spending multiple thousands of dollars a few years ago getting my roof re-done, food for thought  30-year-warranty asphalt shingles started to fall apart in nine years and suffered a catastrophic failure just a few years later  national association … Continue reading WaPo – Why your asphalt shingles are falling apart

NYT – Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/smarter-living/knowing-when-to-quit.html   the saying: "Winners never quit, and quitters never win." What if quitting with intention can be a way to leap toward your goals?  "strategic quitting," free up more time, money and energy for the things that matter.  winners are smart quitters who quit often, like when they realize their current path and decisions cannot get them any … Continue reading NYT – Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead

NYT – Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/climate/recycling-landfills-plastic-papers.html I've always had my suspicions on recycling. Is it really treated differently, etc. Last year I caved in and asked my city to provide me with a recycling bin. I try to be careful on what I put in related to plastics, paper, etc. This article again raised flags. Cynically, if nothing else I … Continue reading NYT – Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

WSJ – Pension-Fund Adviser Urges No Votes Against Three on Tesla Board

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pension-fund-adviser-urges-no-votes-against-three-on-tesla-board-1525875876  I won't hide my disdain for Elon Musk  CtW Investment Group has encouraged Tesla sharholders to vote against three of the company's directors  Kimbal Musk, brother of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk venture capitalist Antonio Gracias James Murdoch CtW works with union-sponsored pension funds CtW, which did something similar with Equifax last month (amusing…considering a prior CFO … Continue reading WSJ – Pension-Fund Adviser Urges No Votes Against Three on Tesla Board

MasterClass – Thomas Keller – Peeling Tomatos

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/thomas-keller-teaches-cooking-techniques/chapters/blanching-tomatoes/watch  Humans do not digest tomato skins Removing skins (peeling) them isn't necessary … but a level of refinement (to the tooth…texture) Bring large pot of water to boil … no need to salt Core tomato before dropping into boiling water (blanching - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanching_(cooking)) Have an ice water bath ready. Drop tomato into boiling water … Continue reading MasterClass – Thomas Keller – Peeling Tomatos