How to Build a Found Object Sculpture While walking in the neighborhood, one finds all sorts of stuff that can be re-purposed as art without spending a fortune! Our favorite sites for finding stuff that can be used in art projects here in San Francisco are: Scrap on Toland St. Building Resources on Amador St.
Perhaps you’ve heard of something called “the 5 second rule” (if you pick it up within 5 seconds it is ok to eat)? Well that turns out not to be true… There are many factors involved in bacterial transfer – wet foods pick up bacteria instantly, dry ones not so fast. The floor covering also […]
Cooks start their career following the recipes of others, but at some point you’ll feel the need to make changes to an existing recipe or create something entirely new. That’s why we often don’t give exact quantities in our recipes. Perhaps it is something relatively simple – substituting one ingredient for another. A good example […]
Fresh food is really simple – gather ingredients, prepare, eat. On the other hand… …preparing food for long term storage, travel or extreme conditions is an exacting business – yes, business. Spoiled food is wasted food. A classical example from my childhood comes to mind: canning – Fresh fruits and vegetables were prepared for canning – […]
Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients eggplant flour eggs (beaten with water or milk) breadcrumbs olive oil grated parmesan cheese oregano rosemary salt pepper Mix breadcrumbs with rosemary, oregano – add salt & pepper to taste. Layout flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in shallow dishes for dipping. Cut off ends of eggplant and slice into pieces 1/4″ to 1/2″ […]
The price of olive oil keeps going up as consumer demand rises. How to benefit from olive oil on a tight budget? Canola oil has many of the same beneficial qualities at a much lower cost, so blend 1 part olive oil to 3 parts canola oil – the taste is much the same as […]
But he was never overweight – partially because he was a chain smoker, but mostly he spent a lot of time outdoors supervising the digging of ditches for water mains. Smoking isn’t the best way to control your appetite – it’s probably one of the worst… Human beings evolved outdoors – some say the average […]