Food is meant to be shared. Especially when it's a delicious creation of your own making. But food sharing being what it is, even if your famous homemade chili stew isn't the hit of the potluck, it will still be appreciated. Regardless of if your recipes are smashes or stashes, a way to actually get the food to where it's going is always helpful.
The kitchen is a great place to learn about tradition and culture while picking up little life lessons in general. Anecdotes abound regarding how some particular kitchen task can relate to the big picture. But these being highly advanced technological times, something new can come along and throw something else into the mix. Sometimes literally. For example, a watched pot may never boil, but now, the darn thing can at least stir itself.
With its Super Bowl ads, Groupon attempted to show its heartfelt social consciousness.
Now there's a new site that tries to use Groupon-style principles to help you veer socially toward unconsciousness.
mmjDailyDeals.com tries to give you more bong for your buck. It promises discounts of between 50 percent to 80 percent. And there is one sweet deal a day on an array of products that the company describes as "medical marijuana, hydroponics, edibles, and apparel."
Cooking is an activity that is richly steeped in tradition. From recipes that have been handed down for generations to that old cast-iron skillet that has been kicking about the family for as long as anyone can remember, the kitchen is like a living historical artifact in action.
The Ardenté Gourmet Automatic Stirrer is an odd looking contrivance designed to automate one of the most tedious of cooking chores. Fastening directly over the top of pots with openings from 9 inches to 16 inches, the battery-operated kitchen gadget stirs cooking ingredients automatically. The stirring blades adjust to fit most … Read more
The modern world has one immutable law: where the founders of Facebook go, so does the rest of society.
Recently, Dustin Moskovitz and Sean Parker, just two of the characters from "The Social Network," donated $170,000 to assist Proposition 19, a California idea aimed at legalizing pot.
And now I read in The New York Times that, sensing a turning of the tides, or merely a cloud of smoke about to emerge from an important chimney, many people are anticipating pot legalization by buying up pot-related domains.
The Times tells of Kevin Faler, who was once a … Read more
Facebook is a company with some very personal--if public--quirks.
While allowing ads that support pot legalization, the company forbids pictures of the evil, coma-inducing plant.
Many will be delighted, then, to discover that two of Facebook's co-founders have not foundered when it comes to their own personal views about marijuana.
According to Proposition 19 campaign filings, reported by ABC News, Sean Parker, he of the nasal infractions in "The Social Network," has donated $100,000 to this California ballot measure that seeks to legalize pot in the state.
He is following the lead of his fellow Facebook … Read more
It is hard--living in Northern California--to bump into someone under the age of 82 who doesn't smoke pot.
It seems as if it is, in all but lawyer's paperwork, legal.
It seems, though, that making advertisements to encourage the completion of that paperwork is causing something of a smoky atmosphere to develop between lobbying groups and Facebook.
According to the Huffington Post, Facebook first approved ads created by lobbying organization Just Say Now and the Libertarian Party, then removed them.
In the case of Just Say Now, Facebook reportedly said it didn't allow pictures of drugs in … Read more
It's always so galling when high enterprise is stifled by regulations.
So who could not feel a deep inhalation of sympathy for Jacob Walker? The 20-year-old from Gilbert, Ariz., stands accused, together with his friend of the same age, Joseph Velarde, of (gosh, no) trafficking marijuana on the Web.
Before you leap up on a large donkey, might I offer a few details to appeal to the better part of your judgment? According to AzFamily.com, Walker allegedly placed an ad on Craigslist in which he offered a trade which, to the objective eye, seems more than fair.
He … Read more
It goes without saying that the best kitchen appliances are the ones that can do a little bit of everything. When faced with a cornucopia of ingredients and indecision about what to do with them all, the decision is often made based upon convenience. However, convenience doesn't have to mean tossing everything in the microwave and hoping for the best. (Although it's hard to understate the convenience of a microwave.) With the right multitasking appliances on hand, convenience and versatility can be always at the ready.
The Sunpentown Shabu Shabu 3-quart Grill and Multi-Cooker is a convenient countertop … Read more
Crock-Pot is at it again; the iconic kitchen appliance is getting a makeover. Available in March, Crock-Pot will be launching the Designer Series with three new slow-cooker designs, each available at three different price levels. All three configurations will be available in the sleek new styles they are calling Squond, Rectangular, and Oblong.
Kicking off the launch will be the affordable Manual Plus line which feature a physical knob-shaped control with high, low, and warm settings. A digital timer counts up the cook time in one-minute increments. They are priced with MSRP of $49.99 each.
Next up in the … Read more