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Whittlin'

Last week in Traditional Wood Crafts it was observed that old people don't whittle, people get old whittling. What you think is a simple exercise of a stick versus a knife becomes much more than that, and our unpracticed hands had to take their time with it. Let's take a look at some of the stuff we covered:

Wood selection for whittling is a battle between ease of carving versus timelessness. Softer woods are easier to carve - you can whip...

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Making Things and Breaking Things

Rachelle's "Fill Yourself With Wonder" class finished up this week, and thanks to it I now know what the inside of a video camera looks like (shiny, with a really cool eye piece).

One of the first big projects was a group memory map of New York City, with drawings and magazine pages, photos from home and some stuff gathered from around the city.  It was cool to see everyone's collective experiences, frightfully weighted toward Lower...

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Seasonal Cooking Wrapup

Emily's Seasonal Cooking class wraps up this Wednesday, but we're already missing her expertise about local produce and cooking (not to mention her amazing snacks).

So what'd we eat?

Asparagus! The first real sign of spring, asparagus is basically awesome.  And how should you cook it? Use the bigger, thicker stalks for roasting, and save the smaller ones to steam or sautee.

Fact: White asparagus is grown in the dark but doesn't taste any...

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Grilling and Smoking Workshop

On June 27th we're hosting a Grilling and Smoking Workshop as part of Homemade: Brooklyn, featuring the grilling expertise of Emily Beebe of The Wooden Spoonful. It's going on at Metropolitan Green in Williamsburg, over at 439 Metropolitan Ave.

Learn the mysteries of marinades and unravel the intricacies of your grill! Steaks, fish, veggies, kebabs - we'll fill you in on the method to the madness beyond "put it onto the...

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Irrational Decisions wrapup

Kyle's How To Make Irrational Decisions wrapped up on Monday. I took plenty of notes, so let's go through the things that complicate the choices we make, then look at what we can do to make our decisions easier!

Why Making Decisions Is So Hard

Every time we make a decision, we're looking at two different parts of the result, what we get and when we get it. Sometimes deciding between the two is easy. Do I want $50 or $80? I'll take...

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