Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review: recipes

If you believe the analytics, most of you come here for my recipe writeups, aside from one IT-related article that was enormously popular after being featured on both Hacker News and Reddit. So for my second 2014 year-in-review post, I’m … Continue reading

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2014 in review: new books

It seems to be a custom for bloggers, like journalists, to write end-of-the-year pieces. I’ve been writing this for more than a year now, so I figure that’s sufficient to consider it a real thing. I’m going to start, though, … Continue reading

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Three Great Holiday Pies

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Continuing my personal-record-breaking year of pie-making, I decided that for the family Christmas gatherings this year I would make three pies. I actually started out making only two — Joanne Chang’s “Ooey, Gooey Caramel-Nut Tart” and Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ … Continue reading

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Nutrition estimates for those pies

In my post about CSAIL Holiday Baking Fest, I neglected to provide any nutrition estimates for the pies I made. Since I’m about to start making more pies for Christmas, I was reminded that I had left this undone. I … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Atul Gawande on priorities

Everywhere I see the mistake of ignoring that people have priorities in their lives besides merely surviving another day. Even in severe illness or frailty, people desire connections to others and to purposes of their own choosing. I think we’ve … Continue reading

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CSAIL Holiday Baking Fest

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Last Monday, we held the first ever (so far as I can tell) CSAIL Holiday Baking Fest. It was not quite as well attended as I would have liked, but all the food did get eaten. (I ate rather too … Continue reading

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Something useful I learned at Whole Foods

I was looking for chocolate meeting particular specifications for some recipes I’ll be writing about soon. I went to the cheese specialty department at my local Whole Foods, where they sell broken blocks of chocolate, but the labeling is too … Continue reading

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