Monthly Archives: June 2014

Other people’s recipes: Jeff’s Spicy Turkey Burgers (from Flour, too)

A few weeks ago, I went through Joanne Chang’s cookbook Flour, too marking recipes that sounded interesting. I’m not a huge fan of turkey burgers in general, and after doing the nutritional computation on these I became even less of … Continue reading

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Nutrition facts formatting

I made some changes to the blog’s CSS so that the nutrition information looks more like the FDA recommendation, and learned a bit about’s CSS setup in the process. Unfortunately, I can’t do much about the fonts: allows … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Serious Eats’ plum sorbet

A week ago, @SeriousEats tweeted: The article by Max Falkowitz included several tips and techniques for making a sorbet that’s neither too icy nor too sweet, and provided several fully-worked recipes, including one for plum sorbet. I had a quart … Continue reading

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A weird but coincidental connection

So @roboticwrestler tweeted this NPR story: I responded that I was only surprised by Arizona, Delaware, and Minnesota. (Arizona and Delaware because I thought that there would be more Jewish people than Hindus living there, and Minnesota because I had … Continue reading

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Joanne Chang’s brownies

Thinking back to the summer of 1987, when I was working as a service clerk in the local Martin’s supermarket (part of the Hannaford Brothers chain), I remember one day in the break room I asked the bakery manager why … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Mung ki dal

Some years ago, we did a pot-luck lunch at work, and my then-coworker Arthur (@hungryplanner) brought in a vegetarian lentil dish he called “mung ki dal”. I have no idea if it’s a real authentic Indian recipe, but it was … Continue reading

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Early-summer cleaning

I guess I kind of missed the usual deadline for spring cleaning. I spent a bit of time this evening going through some bags of 20- to 25-year-old clothing down in the basement. I’m not sure why I kept all … Continue reading

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A tour of the Hale Telescope

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My parents recently moved to San Diego, and I flew out for Mothers’ Day weekend. On Saturday, I suggested that we all go up Mt. Palomar, in the very northern part of San Diego County, to take the public tour … Continue reading

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