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This was supposed to be my research blog, but then became my anti-research blog, and now it is my inanity outlet. That's what I should change the name to, if I ever figure that out.




Black bean Chilaquiles from the Moosewood.

I intended to make this for my lunches at work this week, but I ended up eating a good bit of it right away (as you can see in my terrible picture - not even every filter/edit/feature in Instagram could save it). Really tasty. Doctored with a tiny bit more oil, a bit of cilantro, and a bit less cheese. A little hippie tasting, which is why I can’t make things from this cookbook one after the other, as I get tired of it. But these chilaquiles are a stand out.

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Ingredients

1 c chopped onions
1 tbsp olive oil
1 c chopped tomatoes
1½ c corn kernels
1½ c cooked black beans (15 oz can, drained)
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
2 c rinsed, stemmed, chopped Swiss chard or spinach
2 c crushed tortilla chips
8 oz grated cheese
2 c prepared red salsa
handful chopped cilantro (my addition)
Method

Preheat oven to 350º.
Sauté onions in the oil for about 8 minutes, until translucent.
Stir in tomatoes, corn, black beans, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper and continue to sauté for another 5-10 minutes, until just heated through.
In another saucepan, blanch the greens in boiling water to cover for 1-3 minutes until wilted, but still bright green.  Drain immediately.
Lightly coat baking dish with oil or cooking spray.
Layer casserole, from bottom to top:
a. Half of the crushed chips.
b. Sautéed vegetables.
c. Two-thirds of the cheese.
d. Greens.
e. Half of the salsa.
f. Rest of chips.
g. Rest of cheese.  
Bake for 35-40 minutes until cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown.
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Black bean Chilaquiles from the Moosewood.

I intended to make this for my lunches at work this week, but I ended up eating a good bit of it right away (as you can see in my terrible picture - not even every filter/edit/feature in Instagram could save it). Really tasty. Doctored with a tiny bit more oil, a bit of cilantro, and a bit less cheese. A little hippie tasting, which is why I can’t make things from this cookbook one after the other, as I get tired of it. But these chilaquiles are a stand out.

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Yogurt


Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • starter

Method

  1. Microwave uncovered until skin forms on top.
  2. Let milk cool. Can remove skin on top.
  3. When lukewarm, add starter, and mix.
  4. Cover, and put in oven for at least 8 hours.

Apple Cake


My dad’s old secretary made amazing desserts - sort of half scratch/half box sometimes with more of a down home appeal that is missing from cookbook cake recipes. Her apple cake, though, was quite elegant, even if it was very simple.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4-6 peeled, cored, chopped apples (2-3 varieties)
  • confectioners sugar
  • Optional: 1/4 cup raisins and/or 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

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Our ASM poster on identifying MRSA.
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Our ASM poster on identifying MRSA.

Boiled Egg Dish


One of my favorite things to make; everyone loved it at brunch yesterday. One of my mom’s recipes (which I need to do a better job of documenting).

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, boiled, shelled
  • 11/2 medium onion sliced long and thin
  • 2- 3 tomatoes sliced long also
  • 1 tsp chili powder, (½ tsp cumin powder optional)
  • enough salt, may be a teaspoon level
  • cinnamon sticks 2-3
  • cloves 3-4
  • fennel seeds ¼ tsp
  • ginger chopped 1 tablespoon
  • garlic chopped 1 Tablespoon
  • turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • 3 tablespoon any veg oil
  • cilantro to garnish

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SOAPdenovo2-r240 undefined reference to `call_pregraph_sparse': FIX - Google Groups


Where would we be without smart people fixing other people’s mistakes?

“At this point in his speech, Steinberg suggested that the ever-widening gender gap in crosswords might be explained (or “boysplained,” as one puzzle blogger snarked) by the field’s shift to software-facilitated constructions.”

Puzzle Trouble: Women and Crosswords in the Age of Autofill | The American Reader

Really fascinating read. We can’t have this kind of discussion about research scientists because it’s too loaded. But, crosswords are low enough stakes that we can be somewhat frank — there’s still some Larry Summers comparisons being made, though.

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