I created the Retro Sundays series to help newer readers easily navigate the very best of this blog's enormous back catalog of content. Each Retro Sundays column serves up a selection of the best articles from this week in history here at Casual Kitchen.
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This Week in History at Casual Kitchen:
Avoiding the "Yes, But" Vortex (August 2010)
Where I discuss an important complaint script that repeatedly shows up in reader comments--not just here at CK, but in almost all food blogs. I was extremely proud of this post, and writing helped me process and organize a lot of my own thinking about the psychology of excuse-making.
A Question of Food Quality (August 2009)
When I wrote my highly controversial post Guess What? We Spend Less Then Ever on Food, one reader suggested that the quality of food today is meaningfully worse than it was in our grandparents' era. What's your take?
Spreading the New Frugality: A Manifesto (August 2009)
If there was ever a time for the frugal lifestyle to go viral, with all of the financial and environmental side benefits that accrue with it, it's right now. This post is even more relevant today than when it first ran back in '09.
Sauteed Penne with Broccoli and Chickpeas (August 2008)
A quick, delicious and healthy meal, perfect for when you don't have time to cook. With a bit of practice you make it in under 20 minutes.
Doing Your Favorite Thing: How to Spend Exactly the Right Amount of Money For an Important Celebration (August 2008)
Have you ever noticed how there's often a shockingly low correlation between what you spend on celebrating something and the actual value you get from that celebration? One of my early efforts at exploring mindful consumption here at CK.
Cajun Meatloaf (August 2007)
Once you try this recipe, from my all-time favorite Cajun-Creole cookbook, you'll look at meatloaf in a whole new way. Possibly the single least healthy recipe in all of CK's Recipe Index, but also one of the most profoundly delicious.
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