Context

Putting on my marketing hat for a few minutes, can I just say I’m sick of Facebook and its obsessive focus on making conversations as public as possible? As weird and unusable as Google+ is, it’s got one thing over Facebook: Google+ understands context. It...

Home improvement fails

I’m writing up a story for Better Homes & Gardens on what might possibly be the most beautiful home, ever. If you think looking at these eye-candy pictures is a feast for the homemaker, try seeing it all in person, in several angles and in three dimensions...
Better on paper

Better on paper

Beer cheese soup I tried a new recipe tonight, for beer cheese soup made with roasted garlic, IPA, white cheddar cheese, and a hint of spice. It sounded amazing, and it smelled even better. But the verdict? Yuck. Too salty, too much earthy garlic, too thin (although...
Sante!

Sante!

A pretty cool package arrived by FedEx yesterday: the new Cooking Light anniversary cookbook, for which I did all the wine and beer pairings. I don’t actually ever make Cooking Light recipes, with the exception of this amazing Thai pork (sorry Jan, I know...