Author Archives: theotheraverett

River Cottage Meat Book

As you may or may not have noticed, there’s a new book in the “Must Reads” sidebar. That’s because I bought Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Meat Book, and I am obsessed. I’d heard rumblings of the existence of this book from a variety of sources, and decided to take a look at it. I couldn’t […]

Feelin’ Blue

I WENT BLUEBERRY PICKING, AND YOU SHOULD TOO! Ok, sorry, let me try again, but with a wee bit less enthusiasm. You need to drive about 20 miles north of Chapel Hill, 10 miles past Hillsborough on the incredibly scenic old 86, where there are several pick-yer-own blueberry patches (or find a patch near you). […]


I have a confession. I don’t really like pesto. I probably just feel that way because I’ve never been able to successfully make a good pesto myself – it always gets overwhelmed by the garlic. Maybe that makes me a little immature (like a kid who’s picked last at dodgeball – “Dodgeball’s stupid. I’ve never […]

Pie Are Square

I credit our parents with the development of Maia and my math-y minds (she’s getting her PhD in math, I’m in physics). They refused to let us buy into the mysticism and stigma associated with math, introducing us to the basic geometry and algebra concepts at very young ages. I remember many dinnertime jokes involving […]

Eat Local Triangle

Maia and I both have the great luck of living in a place where good local food is easily available. California is a standout in produce production, and you can’t go 5 miles on a Saturday in San Diego county without stumbling upon a farmer’s market. Stalls there are lined with ‘seasonal’ veggies (quotation marks […]