Kitchen / Outdoors
by Nathan on Jun 13, 2011 • No Comments
Since the dawn of time, mankind has cooked food on sticks over a fire. There are few things that taste better than good barbecue, and fewer things more satisfying than eating a meal off a stick. Ask any child. The problem is, we have a round grill, and there always seems to be underutilized space....
Kitchen / Outdoors
Weber Charcoal Grills.
by Nathan on May 25, 2011 • 1 Comment
As spring comes to an uneventful close, I once again find that it is time to bone up on the summer rituals: Geocaching, forestry, bird study, wind sprints in the yard, the kids timing me as I put up and take down the tent, and getting out and cleaning up the grill. I guess that...
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.
by Nathan on Apr 26, 2011 • 3 Comments
It was the dawn of a new century. Each day, more and more Americans were getting electricity in their homes. The miracle of electric energy and the conveniences it provided were being realized in the parlors of fine American homes. The people at the Hobart Manufacturing Company had been developing electric motors and attaching them...
Food / Kitchen
Sticky Fingers Bakeries Scone Mix.
by Nathan on Apr 19, 2011 • No Comments
I know what you are thinking. “Scones? Isn’t that an English thing?” Well, it was. Allow me to explain. Let’s take it back to 1987. It was a more innocent time, when wars were Cold, the Nintendo NES was king, and Bon Jovi was livin’ on a prayer. Fraternity brothers Thomas Owens and Ted Vogelman did what...
by Nathan on Apr 5, 2011 • No Comments
Homer Laughlin China was already an old company when they introduced the iconic Fiestaware in 1936. I’d love to write something inspirational about how Fiestaware struggled against adversity for several years until finding its voice and winning the hearts of America, but that’s not true. Fiestaware was successful almost immediately, selling over a million pieces...
by Nathan on Mar 2, 2011 • No Comments
I’m not fond of plastic. I know that it’s necessary in today’s world, and there are a lot of things that I love that are made of plastic (like much of my computer), but if I could replace these plastic things with equals made of wood, glass, or metal, I would. Digg this post Recommend...
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
by Nathan on Feb 26, 2011 • No Comments
It’s no secret that I like coffee. Several years ago, I was regularly using a french press. The coffee was great, but I was tired of the clean up. I was looking around on BoingBoing, or CoffeeGeek or somewhere else, and I read about the AeroPress Coffee Maker. Viola! The solution that I was looking...