February 2009

Cooking Great Food Starts with Great Kitchen Design

If you want to understand how food cooks, cook eggs. Several thousand. It really starts to make sense, however, the real key to flavor, the key to understanding savory foods, comes down to one thing: caramelization.

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Custom Tile Showers, What’s the Skinny?

Updated July, 2010 What do they cost? As with most things not made in Asia, more than you thought they would.   A properly constructed shower requires a lot of time to build.  As we all know, time is money, and a craftsman worth his salt knows what his time is worth.   Due to the endless […]

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Thinking Green

On a crisply frozen January evening I arrived at my home after a long day of building to be informed by my better half that my neighbor, who was tending to her dying father at the hospital, had an oil furnace that wouldn’t fire up. Grumbling under my breath I trudged through the snow to her house.  After trying […]

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Putting the "Custom" in Custom Tile

I bought my better half a toilet for Christmas. I know, that doesn’t sound like a particularly good idea in general and, as it turned out, it wasn’t.  She did, however, very much want the toilet replaced.  Of course when it came time to install the new toilet I couln’t reconcile myself to the idea […]

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