Soylent Coffiest Review

Soylent Coffiest Review

Soylent (Rosa Labs) released a new product last week: Coffiest. I bought a case a few hours after the announcement and I made it my breakfast the past few mornings. This is the fourth, and best, type of Soylent I've tried. Here are my notes on the other ones I've tried: 1.4 (powder, no longer available) was thick, clumpy, and tasted like pancake batter. I added a lot of cocoa powder to it. 1.5 (also powder, different formula, no longer available) was thinner and had a more neutral taste. Not…

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Rethinking Cheese On Tacos

Rethinking Cheese on Tacos

Cheese on tacos is usually boring and bland, but it doesn't have to be that way. Cheese has some pretty cool properties: It can be melted and crisped. I regularly tweak my taco meat recipe, so last week I was searching for inspiration while I probably should have been working. I stumbled across an article from Serious Eats where Josh Bousel argues that we are going about cheese on our tacos all wrong. Instead of  just sprinkling cheese on our tacos like n00bs, we ought to melt our cheese directly to…

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Cutting Up Watermelon

Cutting Up Watermelon

Summer is watermelon time. Since cutting up watermelons can be a pain if you don't know what you are doing, here is how to do it: I just tried this method and went from having a whole watermelon to cleaning the juice off the countertop in under 5 minutes.   I prefer gorging myself with watermelon for breakfast and dessert, but if you want something different, try adding feta, mint, lemon zest, and olive oil for a fantastic salad.

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Negroni Week On Snack Time

Negroni Week on Snack Time

I do a podcast with Sean Nelson called Snack Time. In Episode 3 Sean and I celebrate Negroni Week on the air. We discuss recipes, bitters, art, hipsters, and glassware. I get a little tipsy and say "incredible" too much, and I have minor recording issues that I'll fix on the next episode. Listen to it over at SnackTime.fm, iTunes, or Overcast.

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Tipple Tuesday: It’s Negroni Week!

Tipple Tuesday: It’s Negroni Week!

Let's get right to business: Equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Make it even better with orange bitters and an orange peel. If the bitterness of the classic Negroni isn't your thing, use Lillet Blanc instead of Campari to make a French Negroni. June 6-12 is Negroni Week, a time to sip one of the best cocktails we can imagine and support some great charities. Save these recipe cards to your iPhone and import them into the free Highball app.   The simple recipe is easy to remember, easy to…

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