Macro photos: up close, personal. A macro lens exposes an entire world that the eye cannot see. And takes photos the iPhone can’t. Or can it? The problem with taking macro photos is that it requires a special lens which means carrying a special camera which means carrying a special case for that camera and […]
The pastry counter at Peet’s Coffee and Tea has almost as many shades of brown and beige as the Restoration Hardware in San Francisco’s design district. Golden brown croissants, molasses brown bran muffins, beige low fat cranberry lemon scones with white icing. And while a brown pastry may color coordinate well with a beige latte, […]
Saint Nicholas lived a life worth remembering. After all, he’s been dead nearly 1,700 years but still makes an appearance every Christmas season. Traditionally, children have celebrated the feast day of Saint Nicholas by putting their shoes out the night of December 5. In the morning they find a gift in it. Some German-American communities […]
Identify your pear with this simple visual guide.
The different flavors and aromas of pears make them useful for a variety of purposes. In fact, pears have so many different uses–appetizers, salads, pizzas, stuffing, chutneys, desserts–that an entire menu could revolve around them. The menu could simply be called yum. Since the different breeds of pears have very different flavors and aromas, make […]