Eric's stove is out of a camper trailer. Why buy Farm Fresh Eggs? Buying discounted fruit and vegetables at the store. Knife sharpening: honing vs sharpening. Farmer's Markets: deals to be had . Freecycle and Dog Parks, and Oil Paint vs Latex paint.
And of course, Viewer Mail and the Real World Green Minute.
Links to legitimize Mike's Pinball obsession:
"Pinball at the Zoo" - Kalamazoo, Mi
Chicagoland Coinop Show
Taylor Erkkinen, co-owner of the Brooklyn Kitchen, demonstrates proper honing technique and describes how and why it makes a difference to your knife—and, by extension, to you.
A corn chowder recipe. When I made it, I modified some other soup recipes and just winged it. This gives you the general idea of how I did it:
I didn't use red peppers, but they look great!
The artist Mike met in Indiana was Matt Riesterer from Back Alley Creation http://backalleycreations.com/
To find a CSA or local food in your area, check out Local Harvest http://www.localharvest.org/
To learn more about Freecycle visit http://www.freecycle.org/
The AccuSharp Knife and Tool Sharpener www.accusharp.com/
On the knife thing. I was watching a friend cut up a cooked duck with a very sharp knife and she was mashing the heck out of the duck, When you cut, you slice. Works much better that way.
Eric, don't use dish soap to wash your fruit and veggies. I read somewhere doing that can add more chemicals to your food. Rick Bayless recommended using some white vinegar in a spray bottle.
I have a Lansky knife sharpening system that I really like. It contains 5 stones of increasingly finer grit with coarse used to establish the grind angle all the way up to ultra fine for polishing the edge. When you are done the edge has a mirror finish and you could shave with it. You can also vary the angle of the edge depending on the intended purpose of the knife - kitchen knife vs. a utility type knife. I highly recommend it.
Do you have a link to the ~$10 knife sharpener you were talking about on this episode?
Eric Gunnar Rochow
it is the AccuSharp Knife and Tool Sharpener http://www.accusharp.com/