One month ago — on July 4th — it was Independence Day in the US. I don’t think I did anything special for it last year because of the pandemic, but the year before I joined some friends for High Tea at my favorite local tea restaurant. I thought that was a fun subversive way … Continue reading British Chocolates: Part 1
In recent weeks, I’ve upped my game on mineral water exploration and experiments. I’ve had a SodaStream for almost ten years, and for a long time I barely knew the difference between seltzer, soda water, club soda, and tonic. (Hint: two of those are the same.) Let me share with you what I’ve learned and … Continue reading Experiments With Mineral Water …With Lasers
In my last blog post, I talked about my experiments with Soylent. I’ve updated that blog post with a few minor corrections. Although my research showed me the correct scoop size for making single-servings of Soylent, it failed to reveal that the single-serving size is only about half a meal, calorie-wise: The official scoop, which … Continue reading A minor Soylent update
Soylent has been on my radar for about a year. For those not in the know, it is a meal in powder form, to be mixed into a shake. It’s not people, nor is it soy. It’s more like a breakfast shake, but not focused on weight loss. It is, instead, focused on giving you the … Continue reading An experiment with Soylent
I’ve been exercising and watching what I eat for years. But the quantification all started a couple of years ago with a Fitbit. Everyone at work got one as a bonus for making sales numbers. I diligently tracked step counts and flights of stairs traversed. I even went a little out of my way — getting … Continue reading My quantified fitness
This is part two of my virgin vices series. For part one, take a look at virgin cocktails. I am not a smoker — which is not to say I don’t know how to smoke. I just never got fully hooked. I’m one of the “social smokers” that the hardcore smokers have grown to hate. … Continue reading Virgin Vices: e-Cigarettes
A few weeks ago, based on a Boing-Boing review, I picked up a book called Kiddie Cocktails. This is a book of cocktail recipes containing exclusively virgin cocktails. I got it because I sometimes get a little tired of fizzy water from the Soda Stream, even if I have five different kinds of bitters to … Continue reading Virgin Vices: Cocktails
I ran into an unexpected surprise when using labware to measure mixed drinks.
Yes, I indeed made that Spam-n-Lima recipe. Full disclosure: I like spam. I like lima beans. How bad could it be? I set out to discover.
Portland has food carts. Portland has a lot of food carts. Most of them give you your food in a plastic container. Sometimes the container is biodegradable, which is good. Sometimes it also comes in a plastic bag with a plastic fork, which is bad. On rare occasions it is just wrapped in butcher paper (as … Continue reading GoBox or Go Home!