Anyone who is a fan of HGTV has noticed over the last few years the network has continued to increase its number of flagship home renovation shows. Each and every day you can simply flip on the switch and as a home and gardening fanatic watch an endless amount of shows that are guaranteed to spark the Tim the Tool Man Taylor spirit into your heart.
There may be no tool in the kitchen that gets as much of a workout as a wood cutting board. It can often serve a decorative function, too, adding warmth and artisanal beauty to the room. Buying a wood cutting board is a worthy investment, but it's also a commitment--they need a little more TLC than other items.
Ribs--crusty with spices, fragrant with wood smoke, sizzling with fat and caramelized sauce--invoke the spirit of barbecue like no other meat. Plus, they are unabashedly fun to eat, channeling through our DNA the same hand-to-mouth pleasure our cave-dwelling ancestors experienced after they embraced the power of live-fire cooking.
There has never been a more important time to consider your consumption of stuff, and how you live in your home. Home is not the same thing to everyone yet we all have the same basic need for home, for shelter and a place in the world that we call ours. Home should not be dictated by popular culture or driven by consumption or competition. Home should be based around love.