Archive for August, 2009

Rules of Thumb

Rules of Thumb

| August 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

There was a time, before Pyrex and Oxo, calculators and even cookbooks, when rules of thumb ruled the kitchen. My mother taught me my first one when I was six and still standing on a barstool to reach the kitchen faucet, the infamous and eerily accurate “one-knuckle” rule for cooking rice. Like all good R.O.T., the measures were flexible. It didn’t matter how much rice or what size pot or what kind of stove. It worked.

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Urban Farming: Getting Dirty, Eating Local

Urban Farming: Getting Dirty, Eating Local

Farms…in Berkeley? Well, dairy cows may not be drinking lattes on Shattuck Avenue, but there are working urban farms in the Bay Area. Here are a few opportunities to learn, get your hands dirty and come away with some truly local produce.

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