Cider 2016

It was an interesting year for apples. In my neighborhood, none of the wild apple trees produced any apples at all. Luckily at my friends A and H’s house, they […]

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NJ Surf Fishing 2016

It’s 3:30pm on Monday. I’m sitting on a foot-high piling along a jetty surrounded by total chaos: fishermen casting over each other, birds attacking the water, baitfish spraying out of […]

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Seven Sisters Trail Race

Today some friends and I ran the Seven Sisters Trail Race. It’s a really tough race over 7 peaks (and back again) in the Holyoke Range near Amherst, Massachusetts. It’s […]

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Homemade Salt

It all started after M tasted some of the naturally sparkling Saratoga Springs mineral water and mentioned how salty it tastes. I boiled down some of the sulphury water to […]

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Vinegar Mother

While I was pickling some excess Hen of the Woods mushroom, I poured vinegar into a measuring cup. Peering into the cup, I noticed a gag-reflex-inducing haze floating in the […]

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