Picking oranges. While visiting home in San Jose, California. February 2016
At with my apron, tea, and plants.
Feeling at home by repotting new plants.
Technique for temporary mounting of 10 mirrors
I had this set of mirrors I wanted to hang in my hallway. But I needed a way to hang them temporarily to test configuration and placement.
Each mirror hangs by 3 vertical pieces of white artists tape. Each strip is several inches long to have plenty of length to stick to the wall given the weight of the mirror. The strips are reinforced on each mirror with a horizontal piece.
Over the course of two days I could move each mirror around easily without worrying they’d fall down. Once I settled on a configuration I used a special museum putty to secure the mirrors in their final position.
After five years my Wüsthof knives continue to cut everything with ease, thanks to good care and solid, balanced construction.
I expect these knives, with proper care, will last a lifetime. My parents have had the same set of Chicago Cutlery knives, with wooden handles, for about 30 years.
Knives I’d still consider:
- Tomato knife: to provide more consistent slices when innards are soft or the skin is tough.
- Cheese knife set: but these knives must have handles that are comfortable and give you the right leverage. The handles on most cheese knives I’ve experienced are too decorative and dysfunctional.