Starting on 19 December 2013, according to my journal, I’ve been keeping track of all the books I read for fun (i.e. no assigned reading). This was immediately following a couple of long lists entitled, “Books to Read” and “Comic Books & Graphic Novels to Read;” the general idea I had was that I didn’t […]Read more "My 2014 resolution reading list"
I bought an entire pound of fresh (!) dates at the market square to use in my Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad. The salad only calls for 1/3 cup of dried dates, which I elected to interpret as 1/2 cup fresh dates because of the reduced sweetness, but that left me with a few extras (even […]Read more "Recipe: Roman stuffed dates"
I came across this in the archives of Little Spice Jar, which I stumbled up on in the quest for a healthy carrot cake muffin. Though the muffins I made didn’t turn out so well, I found a lot of recipes on the blog that sounded good. One of those was this Moroccan-spiced carrot and […]Read more "Recipe: Moroccan carrot and chickpea kale salad"
So titled because the week before this last one was really busy and the upcoming week will be even busier, but last week felt like a bit of a breather (until I found out that I have to do a set of measurements that took me 2 weeks the last time around in the next […]Read more "Eye of the storm"
I was really culinarily spoiled living at home over the summer, with access to a nice kitchen full of gadgets (chocolate buckwheat cake would not be as good without an electric mixer to beat the eggs until they’re nice and fluffy), a well-stocked pantry (I miss spelt flour and black beans), and more fresh produce […]Read more "Recipe: Simpler banana pancakes"
This is mostly a note to myself, but maybe other readers of the blog can find some cooking inspiration here as well. I basically was trying to think of things that require ingredients or equipment that I don’t have in Cambridge, are seasonally appropriate, and/or would be good for a family or party but I […]Read more "Recipes to make/try while home"
If you’re not interested in a little social justice-y rant, I invite you to otherwise educate yourself by watching MinutePhysics on Youtube. Here’s a good video explaining antimatter. Actually, no. If you’re not interested in social justice, you should read this, because I’m going to try to explain why you should be. Guys, gals, students (particularly […]Read more "Dusting off the ol’ soapbox"