Best Anti-Wrinkle Creams

November 26, 2015
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The best anti-wrinkle face creams: what my dermatologist, Consumer Reports, the Mayo Clinic, and Lulu, the proprietor at Lulu’s Chinese Health Center have to say.

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Easy Basil Pesto Recipe

October 10, 2015
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Pesto is the magical synthesis of the Flavor of Green, the Curative Clean of Garlic, the Warmth of Nut, the Peace of Parmesan, and the Umami of Olive Oil. According to Cook’s Illustrated, blanching “tamed” the garlic while bludgeoning the basil boosted its herbaliciousness. Our version is way less precious, easier, and absolutely delicious, but then again, we like our garlic on the feisty side.

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Pasta Machines: Cooks Illustrated vs Amazon vs Good Housekeeping

September 15, 2015
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Where do Cook’s Illustrated, Amazon, Consumer Reports, and Good Housekeeping weigh in on pasta machines? The answer may surprise you, as will how easy, fun and delicious it is to make and cook your own homemade pasta dough.

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Sous Vide Machines: Cooks Illustrated vs Amazon vs Good Housekeeping

August 30, 2015
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Which sous vide machine is best for you? Here are the highlights of what Cooks Illustrated, Good Housekeeping, and the community at Amazon have to say. Proof of concept? Rick and Kathy happily sous vide their way into eye of round steak heaven and offer a summary of sous vide cooking times, cookbooks, and other helpful resources.

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Got My Eyes On You

August 9, 2015
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We’ve landed in a very friendly community where all the neighbors watch out for each other. And having fabulous Vortex binoculars and our cherished Nikon D5100 body and Nikkor 55-300mm zoom lens makes it a lot more fun!

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Fanny Bay Oysters

August 3, 2015
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Raw Fanny Bay oysters (of the species Crassostrea gigas, or Pacific oysters) have a smooth, clean, light cucumber, medium salt Fanny Bay-ness to them that is now permanently bolted to our definition of “home.”

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Why Did Goldilocks Move?

July 5, 2015
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Because she finally found a place to settle into that was just right.

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