Grass

Could someone tell me how this works?

Last night I was mowing the lawn for the first time this spring. I as made the first pass down the edge of our property, I caught that smell, that unmistakable fresh cut grass aroma that says winter is over, and it told me I will be doing this chore on a more regular basis now.

But it also triggered a memory. It transported me to an experience that I know can be scientifically explained, but it seems like magic.

I can’t recall the exact year, but it was in August, because a … more »

Carbs

I can’t tell you how glad I am that the carb obsession is over. It had me a bit worried a couple of years ago when we were launching into creating this business. The fact that we had the word bread in the name made certain people cringe with contempt. You’d think we were calling ourselves evilfoodofdeath&cup, based on the reaction.

But hysteria has leveled off and we are back to putting bread and other such carbohydrates in their rightful place. Allow me to give my take on the whole carb paranoia.

There are three basic sources of food from … more »

The Pursuit of Happyness

One of our partners gave me a homework assignment a few months ago and told me I needed to go see the film, The Pursuit of Happyness. Schedule prohibited me seeing it in the theatre, so I had to wait to rent it. I did so this weekend.

There are lots of “pursue your dream” types of stories out there, and I’ve seen my share of them over the years. Field of Dreams comes to mind as one of them. We all remember the popular line, If you build it, they will come. You’ve probably used that line … more »

Beer

It was only a matter of time.

Before my dad passed away, we occasionally talked about the process of making beer. Both of us being fairly curious people, I knew one of us would eventually make beer from scratch. I considered buying him a brew kit for Christmas a few years ago. He later told me that he had the same thought.

When I found out his intention, I guess I took that as a nod of permission that I should go ahead and learn how, so $49 on eBay was my winning bid on a complete homebrew kit. When … more »

Peeps

Peeps?

Yes, peeps. That spongy, grainy, yellow, styrofoam-ish baby chick shaped concoction of sugar and who knows what else that appears in plain view in every grocery or discount store in America somewhere around the time of the vernal equinox.

This is your subject?

But peeps aren’t even food!?!

I agree.

But peeps are something I remember stuffing in my face by the handful as a kid around Easter time. Some memory trigger of a simpler day gets pulled when I squish the air out of another sugar bird between my teeth. Granted, they aren’t that great as far as … more »