Experiments With Mineral Water …With Lasers

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

A minor Soylent update

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

An experiment with Soylent

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

My quantified fitness

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

Virgin Vices: e-Cigarettes

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

Virgin Vices: Cocktails

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

GoBox or Go Home!

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!

Orangeade in the shade

Summertime is here, and I loves-me some good lemonade on a hot summer day, but occasionally I tire of the same ol’ lemonade recipe all the time and need a bit of variety.  I am a big fan of making Adagio’s Fruit Medley tea iced — it tastes just like Kool-Aid, but is all natural … Continue reading Orangeade in the shade