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  • June 22, 2009

    Reading All Plaques Makes you Green

    My father is the ultimate plaque reader. As a child, we marked road trips not by miles but by plaques read. Those "off road" historical markers? The ones that you saw beat-up, kid-smeared green station wagons turning out for? The ones that you happily disregarded ? Yeah. We read 'em.

    No wonder then, that on Father's Day this year, I felt compelled to read a plaque. It was early evening...
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  • December 27, 2007

    Korean/Japanese Household Items as Molds

    I'm lucky to live a stone's throw from Oakland's Koreatown, and I always enjoy shopping there -- especially when on the hunt for soap molds. I found two possibilities in my last expedition I wanted to share with you.

    This first one is called a "Kimchi Cutter". Kimchi is spicy, pickled cabbage eaten in Korean cuisine. But for soapmakersthis cutter makes a smart little loaf mold. It measures about...
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