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

WSJ – The Easiest Place to Camp? On Top of Your Car

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-easiest-place-to-camp-on-top-of-your-car-1522861726  road trip still embodies that freedom so deeply rooted in our culture: uninhibited, spontaneous, independent lately more travelers are embracing an old-school solution with a twist: perching tents atop of vehicles instead of pitching them deep in the woods mini pop-up sleeping quarters are specifically designed to sit steadily on platforms anchored to the … Continue reading WSJ – The Easiest Place to Camp? On Top of Your Car