Recipe Boxes

Something came up today that made me think about recipe boxes. You know those heirloom collections of handwritten recipes on index cards? I didn’t inherit my grandmother’s cooking skills, but I did wind up with her recipe boxes. And I’m fairly sure that at least a few of the recipes go back to my great

The View From My Kitchen

It’s Wednesday evening, and I’m boiling a pair of shoes. Street shoes. One at a time, because I don’t actually have a pot that’s big enough to boil both shoes at once. Don’t ask questions. Well, the goal is to make the shoes mold to a particularly tricky set of feet. Essentially, I’m hoping to

How to Build a Garden Lantern

You learn something new every day, and for today’s new trick, I’m learning to put “privacy film” on glass. You know the stuff. It’s what makes windows look like mirrors on the outside, but still be see-through, if you’re inside looking out. Why, exactly, am I doing this? Well, I’m making garden decorations. I have

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