On Grading Gadgety Gift Guides for Guys

@elephony Took the words out of my mouth, right down to the recommendation of Gränsfors Bruks.

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm 0

On "If You Have Friends, Get Them the Kind of Scary Books That Friends Would Like"

Here's the PDF listing all of Gaiman's recs. If you're not going to go with House of Leaves (which I liked well enough when I read it a while ago) I strongly second his recommendation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House (which I love). But if you've only got time for a haunted house short story this Halloween, may I suggest reading Kelly Link's "The Specialist's Hat" right here.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm 1

On How to Hard Boil Eggs in a Microwave

What are the chances of Edith's recipe for deviled eggs being posted to this comment thread? (And are those chances improved if I admit to owning a platter in the shape of an egg used for serving deviled eggs?)

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm 0

On A Femme's Guide to Improvement: The Multi-Purpose Wooden Pallet

@Hot mayonnaise I had the exact same cringing reaction to the pic of the chisel!

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 8:14 pm 0

On Eat Eggs

@thatsrealbutter Yes! Also: Make some polenta (grits work in a pinch too). Put in a bowl. Put some marinara sauce on top. Put a poached egg on top of that. Garnish with freshly chopped basil.

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm 0

On Eat Eggs

Eggs! You are correct, they are nature's perfect food. These "new" ways to eat eggs mostly come down to the fact that you can put an egg on top of pretty much anything and improve upon it. A personal favorite is to scoop some leftover ratatouille into a baking pan, make a little indentation in the top, carefully crack an egg in there, and bake up the whole thing. So good.

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm 1