Monday, November 27, 2006

How to Save Your Summer Bounty

Whenever I get around to growing an edible garden, I might need this book.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Jack's Wish List

For Christmas, Jack wants the dog-friendly CD, "Songs to Make Dogs Happy," created for and approved by dogs. He'd really like the puppy pedometer too, but "Santa" got him a new coat from Land's End instead. Good thing he can't read (yet).

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Steal Their Style

You probably already have a favorite concert tee from your favorite band or singer. What could be better? : This.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Betta Get ta Plantin'

Now's the time to plant bulbs if you want spring flowers. Better Homes and Gardens has nice guide to planting bulbs, and here are a few of their favorites:

Earliest to Bloom
Winter Aconite
Snow Crocus

Best Colonizers
Dutch Crocus
Grape Hyacinth

Most Flamboyant
Parrot Tulips
Globemaster Allium
Crown Imperial

Most Fragrant
Tazetta Daffodis
Spring Starflower

Best for Shade
Dog's-Tooth Violet
Winter Aconite

Thursday, November 09, 2006

No Note Left Behind

Instrumental Assistance provides kids the chance to learn music, regardless of their economic situation, by supporting local school districts with creative options and instruments to build a music presence within the schools.

Bombs That "Do Not Do Lasting Harm"

British Aerospace is now producing green weapons. “This is laughable,” said Symon Hill of Campaign Against Arms Trade. “BAE is determined to try to make itself look ethical, but they make weapons to kill people and it’s utterly ridiculous to suggest they are environmentally friendly.”

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Lunch in Jerusalem

From The Washington Post - ISRAEL
Plenty to Put in a Pita
Friday, November 3, 2006; Page A24

On Ben Yehuda Street in West Jerusalem, the sandwich of choice is the sabih: a pita filled with hummus, chopped boiled egg and deep-fried eggplant slices. You can request a sprinkle of chopped parsley, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and pickles. Then choose a sauce: spicy green, hot red, tangy tahini or spicy mango-pickle sauce. Brought to Israel by Iraqi Jews, the sabih costs about $3.50.

Or pick up a kebab in East Jerusalem. Ground beef patties seasoned with parsley, garlic, spices and lamb fat (for extra flavor) are threaded on skewers between cubes of onion and tomato and cooked over a small charcoal fire. Then the whole skewer is emptied into a pita, topped with fresh tomato and cucumber salad and hot red sauce. In front of the Damascus Gate, a kebab sells for just over $2.

-- Samuel Sockol

Sunday, November 05, 2006

What Cows and Junk Mail Have in Common

The average person gets 41 pounds of junk mail each year. Make it stop for only $1 a pound. In an effort to prevent unwanted junk mail from entering your home, the organization is also helping the environment by reducing consumption and the waste that it takes to produce bulk mailings.

In related environmental news, for every 41 pounds of milk produced, cows create 32 pounds of manure. Vegans are up in arms about all this waste and would like you to switch to soy.