web analytics

New newsletter coming soon! Sign up here with your email address to get our monthly newsletter, with news updates and seasonal recipes.

Don’t drink from the tap?

Is bottled water really better than tap when it comes to drinking water? When it comes to hot water, it may be.  A recent NY Times article points to research conducted by environmental scientists that hot tap water is more likely to be contaminated with lead than cold water. The reason for this …

Share this article

Scents sell

chocolate chip cookies, freshly bakedI’ve heard it said that the scent of freshly baked bread can help to sell a house, giving it a cozy feel and a livable aroma even when the house is brand new. I’m sure more than one realtor has tried to use it to help promote a property during an open house, resorting …

Share this article

Pie eating, gone to the dogs

charlie with piesIf you have a cat or a dog (or possibly some other larger-than-a-hamster pet), your pet has probably eaten something s/he shouldn’t have at least once or twice. Dropped a piece of chicken on the floor? Turned your back on a plate of cake sitting on a low table? In most cases, you would …

Share this article

Food and drink hacks

Lifehackeris a weblog dedicated to searching out tips and tricks to make your life easier. It primarily focuses on software and technology, but since the blog’s inception it has reached out into other areas more than a few times. The team over there recently compiled a list of their top 10 …

Share this article

$25,000 Haute Chocolate

haute chocolateIt wasn’t all that long ago when I pointed out that, in pursuit of the title of the world’s most expensive dessert, a restaurant in Sri Lanka put a $14,500 dessert on their menu. But the price tag on that dish wasn’t quite high enough to keep the title of priciest indulgence …

Share this article

Cookies as torture devices

hot cookies on baking sheetThough they may not be the first thing that comes to mind on the subject, cookies can be torture devices. My idea of “cookie torture” is a situation in which you have a huge pile of freshly baked cookies sitting in front of you and you really, really shouldn’t eat another because you’re already …

Share this article