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Grilled, Crispy Tofu

on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 00:52

Finally!

As someone who grills a lot, but has a vegetarian in the family, I've been trying to nail down the best way to grill tofu. I'm convinced that negative reactions about tofu are largely based on texture, so that's part of the battle. I've tried various hints and suggestions, but it was always missing something, which I think we've found: a light coating of cornstarch.

Don't say that you dislike tofu until you've tried the following steps. All are suggested elsewhere on the web, but the combination is essential for the best texture and taste.

• Freeze the (firm or extra firm) tofu in the

S?

on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 02:51

S., by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

Lovers of books, mysteries and/or design will appreciate “S.” by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. That’s Abrams from television and movie fame, and his storytelling skills both through dialogue and visual interest are put to work, via the writing of three-time Jeopardy winner and author Dorst. But calling this a book doesn’t do it justice.

I read about this venture and shared it with a few folks, one of whom gave me a glimpse. After seeing it, picking up a copy was a no-brainer.



The layered mystery begins with a hard back book written in 1949 by (fictional

Offended?

on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 02:06

Offended?

I’ve been thinking about that word this week after some online reading, and a Seth Godin post nailed it.

It doesn’t take much time on Facebook, blogs, the internet in general or just listening to folks talking to hear about some item that disgusts us, or even offended by. (And I’m certainly guilty of this, myself.)

Is it necessary?

When we take a deep breath and give the topic some time, perhaps offense is something we could dismiss. As one of many examples, every December we must retread the “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays” debate.

Hershey Gardens Gallery Online

on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 03:32

What started in 1937 as a request by Milton Hershey for “a nice garden of roses” has grown over the years to a 23 acre public garden: the Hershey Gardens. The original 3 ½ acres opened in 1937, but grew to its approximate current size by 1942. Current summer displays include roughly 5,000 roses.

A gallery of floral scenes from Hershey Gardens can be viewed by clicking here.


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Butterflies at Hershey Gardens

on Sat, 12/28/2013 - 23:22

The Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens (Hershey, PA) runs through the warmer months and typically houses approximately 300 North American butterflies. Milton S. Hershey opened the scenic spot as a 3½ acre rose garden in 1937 and expanded it to a 23 acre botanical garden by 1942.

Click here to view a gallery of butterfly photographs from the Hershey Gardens Butterfly House


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Hodgepodge or Hotchpotch?

on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 12:14

After all else is sorted, there are some that remain. 2013 is wrapping up and a few photographs seek a home in a gallery, unable to find one of their own.

Click here to find nine photographs gathered throughout 2013.


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