Author Archive for mike

Lower-calorie cooking

One of my goals is to learn how to cook whatever I want without appreciably shortening my lifespan. It is about as close as I can literally get to having my cake and eating it too. (Disclosure: I prefer savory snacks to…

On cookouts

By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. URL: By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I recently hosted my first big cookout (20 people is big by my current standards).  If you’re considering hosting your own — and you should — and wonder what it’s like, here’s how I got through it.

Cold-brewed tea

Summer and cold drinks go together.  This year I got into cold-brewing tea.  It’s easy to do, the main ingredient being a tiny bit of forethought.  If you have a nalgene cold-brewing is especially worth doing because you can brew…