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Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Expendables 2: Smart car

Here’s a YouTube clip from Expendables 2, a summer blockbuster with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It will be released August 17. Now everyone will be wanting a Smart car (I hope). Acorn Abbey — always on the leading edge of cool.

Peaches and cream

For years, fats have been so demonized that I avoided cream. Now I confess that I keep cream in the refrigerator all the time. Cream makes a great base for a quick sauce for fish or vegetables. And of course there’s peaches and cream. I buy organic cream from Whole Foods. Most of what is […]

A sacred summer ritual

For many years, I’ve wanted to get myself into a situation in which I could can tomatoes. If your situation permits the growing and canning of tomatoes, you’re all set. It’s a yardstick against which you can measure your lifestyle. But it took so long! Even after I bought the land, it was seven more […]

Tomatoes = hard work

Time for another day spent over boiling water and a steaming canner. The basket contains more than 30 pounds of tomatoes.