Sauerkraut for Thanksgiving: A Baltimore Tradition

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. For those of us who are Baltimore natives preparing a Thanksgiving table means getting a Turkey, and most likely a ham as well, along with stuffing and corn and yams and all, and of course, the pièce de résistance of the true Maryland Thanksgiving repast, Polish sausage and sauerkraut. Most […]

Bike Maintenance 101

A while back we lamented that a lot of simple household tasks go uncompleted around here because we have only a few very basic tools and lack a good workbench. We still don’t own a workbench, and so far we’re 0-for-2 on DIY carpentry projects, but we decided that when it came to the bike, […]

How to Pull Off Wearing a Soccer Jersey

The work we do in our non-blogging life takes us all over the world. We’ve been to some very exotic places and had some incredible experiences, and everywhere we go we like to pick up something in the way of a souvenir. The only problem is; we hate souvenirs. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in […]

Fresh Flowers: Cheap and Easy Decor

Years ago the Chop spent a couple of months out in Seattle, and perhaps the biggest point of culture shock in the Emerald City was the near-universal habit of buying fresh flowers regularly. Maybe it’s a direct result of the mostly dreary weather there, but Seattleites go around buying flowers like Parisians buy baguettes. As […]