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Best & Cheapest Eats of 2015

Two of this year's big revelations in my kitchen were: sauces. Sauces that are deeply delicious and highly aromatic. Sauces that elevate simple ingredients to super satisfying main courses. One's cheap and easy. The other's free and easy. Here's to a tasty 2016 in your kitchen.
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Your Monday#52: Better Slower Cheapskate

I'm delighted to use the year's final Monday to pass on a great idea from a BCS subscriber, the self-described Better Slower Cheapskate. That person who came up with what might be the Better Cheaper Way for you to keep a New Year's resolution in 2016.
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Slower Sunday: All down here now

All of them. Nothing up there. At all. Doesn't matter that the weather's crazy warm for this time of year. Press Play. I think you'll get a kick out of this.
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Slower Sunday: For You

Take a minute to take a break from ... you. It's refreshing. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. Really. Just a minute. Just Press Play.
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The Gift of the Future

Totally free, totally clean, totally cool energy. The Little LED Lantern That Could. And the D.Light: a tiny, bright emergency backup system that charges your phone. Both spend the day sunbathing, converting and storing sunlight.
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Resources: Thought For Food

Eating's better than reading about eating. But you'll always eat good stuff - and never eat bad stuff - if you read and think about what these folks have been writing. My holiday guide to Michael Pollan, M.F.K. Fisher and Wendell Berry.
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Better Cheaper Warmer Gifts

Here's a little yarn about a real breakthrough in ... yarn. Merino wool garments that are just Better than the stuff I've always been happy to wear in cold weather. Cheaper, too. Thin, fine, stretchy and light. Unusually smooth and supple. Really comfy. Amazingly warm.
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