Co-op question. We contributed $400 (fully vested!) to a food co-op that may never happen. It hasn't been able to secure funding through a USDA loan, or by any other method. It's been about four years. Can I take an income tax deduction?
What did we eat? We went for banh mi (Vietnamese hoagies) and they had other goodies in a deli case. We bought some kind of small squares, about one inch per side, and maybe 3/8" thick. Each was topped with a slice of onion and a slice of jalapeño. Inside each was a whole peppercorn. It was weirdly pink - at first we thought it was some kind of sweet bean dessert. Ground, pickled(?) pork. What are they called?
Big Green Egg. Worth it? [more inside]
What sort of fuel should I use for long-distance cycling events? Yes, there is [more inside]
If I'm out riding my bike and I eat an apple or banana and dispose of the core or peel by tossing it in the woods or on the edge of a farm field, am I littering? [more inside]
My wife is a district manager for a corporate food service company. They provide cafeteria service for law firms, insurance companies, etc. One of her accounts was recently reviewed by a restaurant reviewer for a major metropolitan newspaper. She feels he used this opportunity to take a backhanded swipe at her company, which also provides food service at the major metropolitan newspaper, but under different terms and conditions. [more inside]