So I show up at the Summerhill Beer Store with my three bottles in my canvas bag. They have a separate returns area in the vestibule so you don’t have to go into the store proper. I plunk canvas bag down on counter. Beer Store guy: Just the wine bottles? Me: Yup. Beer Store guy:continue reading
http://www.crustastun.com/continuous.html and then it is shucked by pressure: http://www.secretlifeoflobsters.com/blog/2006/06/how-to-kill-lobster-redux.asp http://www.shucksmaine.com/ And there’s none of the waste, shrinkage, and mortality loss (you meaning killing?) that come with using live lobsters.
Some slow to comply with bottle deposit program toronto.ctv.ca A day after the province launched its new LCBO bottle recycling program, it appears some homeowners are slow to adjust to the initiative. Hmmm… one day… slow to adjust? These aren’t even bottles that a deposit has been paid on, unless these households have a verycontinue reading
Vintages was really pushing this wine last summer–Willm Reserve Riesling 2004, AOC Alsace, 12% at $15.95. We uncorked it to serve with a homemade Korean Jap Chae noodle dish (which worked out very well, better than it usually does when we try to cook Asian noodles). It ‘s a happy summer-y wine, honey-citrus-mineral on thecontinue reading
Enjoyable article in The New York Times about the theft of some very nice wine indeed. Apparently a thief made off with 450 bottles of wine, including a rare $11,000 1959 magnum from the Château Pétrus in Bordeaux, France. (Putting them at the top of my list of People I’d Like To Party With.) Predictably,continue reading
Consumer Reports has done the study and found that McDonald’s coffee is cheaper (shocking, I know) and tastes better than Starbucks’: “We compared the rivals with Starbucks, all in basic black — no flavors, milk, or sugar — and you know what? McDonald’s beat the rest,” Consumer Reports said in its March issue.
We uncorked a bottle of the 2005 Citra today. Not very interesting, but better than the 2005 Farnese. Sigh.
An article in the food section of today’s Star touches on a couple of issues, one of which is the deskilling of butchers. He says there’s no such thing as butcher’s “papers” nowadays. Butchers learn on the job – except they’re not learning as much as they used to. Since the 1960s, most meat processingcontinue reading
Spouse Paul drew this article by Michael Pollan in the New York Times to my attention yesterday: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/magazine/28nutritionism.t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin It’s a very lengthy, though well-written, essay on food, food labeling, nutrition, and the growing difficulty the average consumer has in wading through the trappings of “nutritionism” in search of a healthy diet. I like his bottomcontinue reading
…this is a real PITA. I count myself as one of the more anal-retentively environmentally friendly person I know. I derive secret pleasure from sorting my recyclables. I use flushable cat litter. I reuse paper towels and plastic wrap whenever I can. And I don’t mind returning empty bottles for recycling, deposit or no deposit.continue reading