Overcrowding a pan is a common cooking mistake that can ruin your entire meal. If you've been working and slaving away in the kitchen and can't seem to figure out why good recipes keep causing you disappointment, I can help you: Give your food some space....more
Anyone else hot lately? This seems to be the hottest time of the summer to me and that means its also the sweatiest. (Not sure that’s a real word but roll with me) The warmer the weather the easier it is for me to get a workout started and break a sweat. I tend to associate the intensity of my workouts with the amount I am sweating. Is this true? Maybe… I decided to look deeper into the meaning. Turns out sweat is pretty cool!...more
You know you’ve thought it before… I’ll just buy frozen cauliflower florets. The fresh stuff is a pain to prep. Well, of course, it’s easier to just open a plastic bag and toss frozen florets in a bowl to heat but let me tell you, fresh cauliflower tastes so much better than frozen. It has more of an earthiness and if you are lucky enough to get a head of organic, local cauliflower, well you just consider yourself right up there with the lottery winners of the world, my friend. It’s good stuff....more
"Really? Is it really that difficult?" a friend asked when I told him I was writing a how-to article about how to write how-to articles. "I do feel a little like Alice going down the rabbit hole," I said.
I am here to tell you, though, that yes, it must be that difficult to write a good how-to article, because most of the how-tos out there are terrible.
My Grandmother was in town for the holidays and while at my house - freezing and watching my pathetic attempts to start a fire using my first draft - she asked to read a few pages.I beat around the bush for as long as she'd let me. "I don't know. This is my first draft and my second draft on the computer is so much better.""Computer?" Grandma isn't a technology friend. "Just give me a few pages."...more