Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter and Other Blockbusters

Who cares if you don’t have a say in this year’s Oscar race for Best Picture? You can exercise your voting muscle in the 2009 Bookseller/Diagram Prize awards for the most bizarre book title of the year.

This annual contest kicked off in 1978, when the winner was Proceedings of the Second International [...]

How to Slice Citrus Fruit for Marmalade

In recent months, I’ve logged an alarming number of hours making marmalade. Many kinds of marmalade. I’ve learned that lots of recipes tell you to cut the peel into thin slices, but leave you alone to figure out the particulars. Other recipes require arguably unnecessary work to separate peel from pulp. We need some help here! [...]

Speedy, Spicy Pickled Carrots

There’s pressure canning, and then there’s canning under pressure. Today, I learned about the latter. I’m one of those weird folk who likes deadlines, but I’ve really been busting my butt the past few days to catch up with the Tigress’s Can Jam. Tomorrow’s the cut off for a post about carrots, so I ran out and grabbed a bag of organic Bunny Luvs, and here I am. [...]

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