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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Radio in the age of Twitter?

The map shows the locations of the stations whose beacons I heard (or who heard mine) Friday afternoon. National Public Radio had a story this week on how ham radio is growing in the age of Twitter. Not only is ham radio very much alive, hams are always figuring out new things to do with […]

Here comes the green

Every day, the woods get a little greener and the leaves denser. The rain has been regular. There’s nothing like spring in the Carolina woodlands.

Google recipe books

Coconut custard pie More and more, when I Google for recipes, I get recipes from published cookbooks on Google Books. I’ve had it in my head for a while to make a coconut custard pie. My usual reference for standard recipes is the 1943 edition of Irma Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking, but Rombauer’s recipe didn’t […]

Banana nutmeg smoothie

The temperature here yesterday got up to 85F. So it’s out with the hot drinks, in with the cold. I have become addicted to banana nutmeg smoothies. I make them in a blender with soy milk and cashew nuts. Cashew pieces were the cheapest nuts yesterday in the Whole Foods bulk department, at $4.69 a […]