Someday, in the far, far future, all food and beverages will be available with either a push of a button or a pull of a tap. Instead of pushing buttons on the phone (or speed dial for some of us) to order a pizza for delivery, some sort of integrated kitchen appliance will provide us with a freshly baked pie. The kitchen scene in Back to the Future had some such contrivance, but for the rest of us, we'll just have to wait. The food-on-demand system may not be available quite yet, but at least when it comes to … Read more
It may not seem like it now, but soon there will come a day when the sun is shining, and outside activities are but a picnic basket away. When it comes to serving certain wines, temperature makes all the difference, but it can be difficult to mix a fun day spent outdoors with a perfectly chilled wine. Advanced planning is usually essential, involving the forethought to place equipment in the freezer, such as gel packs or even bulky contrivances.
Making decisions can be difficult. Even when the choices presented offer a win/win result. I happen to like cheese. So, if I am faced with a simple choice, say cheddar or Swiss, it can be hard to decide between the two--or the myriad of other possibilities that exist. As you can imagine, grocery shopping for me can sometimes be quite an ordeal. Luckily, I am comfortable and aware of my indecision while in the supermarket. My solution? Purchase one of each.
But what of those times that making a choice leads to a commitment? No, I'm not talking … Read more