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I don’t have a lemon tree in the backyard, and springtime has only just reached the frigid northlands, but I do have a bit of Seattle summer tucked away in the back of my freezer. Pick some slightly underripe blackberries for this one, so it’s as tart as a good lemon meringue.

Beer Meringue Pie

I have had many terrible ideas for pie in my life – durian pie, anyone? And I expected this to be one of the worst. Then again, I’ve also had some Guinness ice cream that was absolutely fantastic; it should be possible to replicate that experience in a pie. American food shies away from bitterness…

Guinness Lamb Pie

This one’s for Wilkins; it’s a Pi Day / St. Patrick’s Day twofer. Ingredients 1 lb. stew lamb 1 onion A few tbsp diced tomatoes (whatever was left in the can you used for pasta the other night) 1 clove garlic 6-8 ice cubes of broth – I make broth from whatever bones and scraps…

As Lab Lemming pointed out, the graham cracker crust I made for my pie last weekend cannot be represented on the ternary phase diagram for traditional pie crust. But that doesn’t mean it is somehow illegitimate or unsciencey! See, look at all this science: In addition to being simpler to prepare, the graham cracker crust…

Flavor factor analyses of nutmeg distributions show systematic deviations from Poisson behavior despite homogeneous squash. We recorded spice-triggered covariance profiles from the filling layer at sites along inferior lateral and medial custard horizons (Rombauer areas 14 and 25). Each covariance matrix showed 6 to 8 significant eigenslices. To investigate this behavior, we solved the Child…

Delicious Internet Noms

Thoughts on Tuli v. Brigham & Women?s Hospital, Inc., et al. « Feminist Law Professors — On the rewards of a sexual harassment lawsuit: “So, the bonus payoff here is, she gets to work in an environment where she is ostracized, despised, feared, and hated – barred from any leadership position – and will never…

The mojito is quite possibly a perfect cocktail. Fussing with it never seems to generate significant improvements, but driven by the need to seem unique and creative, bars keep offering variations with pomegranate, green tea, lychee, or whatever else the flavor of the month happens to be. After impulse-purchasing some kiwis and throwing them into…

Recent Results in Seismology

Once again it is time to acknowledge that I will never read all of the papers I’ve flagged in my RSS reader… but I can at least go through the abstracts. While my summaries here may be slightly in error due to the fact that I haven’t actually read the papers in question, here is…

The consensus piece of apologetics for Jindal’s anti-USGS remarks appears to be to claim that even though volcano monitoring is, of course, a worthwhile investment, it is not economically stimulating, and therefore does not belong in the stimulus bill. To claim that this is what Jindal was actually trying to say requires a phenomenally over-generous…

I turned on Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s campaign speech pre-campaign campaign insinuation pre-campaign dogwhistle fundraiser rebuttal to Obama’s speech while cooking my pancakes this evening. I have two questions. Do Republicans (or moderates who don’t have a kneejerk anti-Republican reflex) also feel like he’s talking to the nation as though we were all kindergarteners? I…