For the silicone spatulas and spoontulas, I highly recommend the ones that a silicone end-to-end, rather than the ones with a wood handle. On the latter ones, the wooden handles tend to come out and the hole where the wood handle is inserted tends to be a breeding ground for nastiness. I use the Mastrad ones from… Read more
That probably works better with zested citrus, which leaves more oils on the rind. When you peel off the outer skin with a ceramic peeler, there’s nothing but pith left, so doubt you would get much out of it. She’s also probably pulling more juice out of the fruit itself with the process, but I’m going to guess my… Read more
I make a jug of lemon syrup every week in the summer—I like a couple tablespoons in a big glass of iced tea (kind of the best kind of Arnold Palmer) and my wife and child like a bit with soda water. I juice about a half dozen lemons and combined that with 2C ea sugar and water boiled for a few minutes with the peeled… Read more
I don’t think your view of HF is quite accurate. “Cheaper alternatives with less options” sounds like you are portraying their tools as buying a base model car instead of the LX. But that isn’t the case—a drill has very few options, but if you take apart a HF drill you will find it is constructed very differently… Read more
I feel like I’ve been virtually cashless for the last five years or so. It is very rare, if ever, that I have cash in my pockets. While my bank probably charges extortionate use fees for out-of-network ATMs, it has sort of been rendered irrelevant by technology. Makes me wonder how people like me are altering the… Read more
My experience with a rural member-owned credit union was a lot different--they were virtually the only financial institution I could find willing to do a construction loan, held almost all their loans in-house, and paid a substantial dividend every year. I would definitely and heartily recommend them to anyone.
Went to a Vietnamese restaurant once where they served iced coffee on a tray--a little jug of hot, dark coffee, a glass vial of sweetener (corn syrup?), a glass cup of milk/cream, and a tall glass of ice. DAMHIKT, but there is a definite correct order to mixing said ingredients if you don’t want chunks of sweetener… Read more
Guessing your sources would be horrified by the Japanese practice of mimikaki.
Think you for saying this. I’m reading all sorts of post-debate chatter claiming he held his own and shit like that. The emperor has no clothes. The performance I saw—esp. the response you cited—verged on senility. He needs to get out of the way.
Strange PSA regarding mise-en-place... I was looking at some Japanese Yakumi set up for MEP, but thought it was bizarrely expensive. I realized stainless steel 1/9 steam pans are about $2.50 each, so bought a boatload of those instead. I love those things.
Interesting. Long time lens wearer who is bothered zero by chopping onions.
Don’t get the croissant thing—it is a French word, so pronouncing it the way the word is supposed to sound seems appropriate. I’ll agree anyone putting on some exaggerated French accent while doing so is being a pretentious dick, but if you don’t want to pronounce croissant, use “crescent,” the English word. Trying to … Read more
I would take synergy off the list. But that is maybe because I spend a lot of time with economists.
As a wanna-be-economist, what bothers me about this is that you are mixing fixed and variable costs. You say “the one variable a restaurant owner can’t control is how many orders they will get in a given day,” but you have done that. By allocating fixed costs—overhead—on a per pizza basis, you have to assume you are… Read more
I should have said “good cause.” If memory serves, that usually means a personnel record with prior warnings for most entry level jobs.
If I’m recalling correctly, you don’t get benefits if you quit or were fired for cause. But I’m also recalling that a lot of employers don’t think about that and may try to be spiteful (the whole you are fired) thing—that spitefulness May turn more self-interested when their unemployment insurance goes up. That may… Read more
And none of the things you identify will, you claim, reduce the company’s net revenue yet will generate money that offsets fines and leaves shareholders whole? Amazing—why don’t they do these things now, given that you seem to think of them as both immoral and profit-maximizing? Ponder that. Here—I’ll put it in… Read more