Cutting Edge

Anyone with a fair bit of cooking experience knows the joy of working with sharp knives. With the proper technique, a sharp blade makes slicing, dicing, deboning a chicken or gutting a fish more efficient compared to a dull one. At its most rudimentary level, a knife’s edge is an inclined plane with a small…

Once Upon a Pitcher Plant

The first time it happened, Hems was greatly displeased. In fact, ‘greatly displeased’ might be an understatement of the reaction one would usually have to being pooped on.  However, Hems was, in fact, a plant, and thus there was not much he could do about the uninvited guest’s droppings. The perpetrator, a funny looking furball,…