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He means really from scratch: he wanted to grow the wheat, raise the cows, etc. The money quote: “The cheeseburger couldn’t have existed until nearly a century ago as, indeed, it did not.”

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Chalk this one up to my ignorance, but the green from Mexican verda salsa comes from using Tomatillos instead of tomatoes. Source of the photo (and recipe) is Closet Cooking.

Chalk this one up to my ignorance, but the green from Mexican verda salsa comes from using Tomatillos instead of tomatoes. Source of the photo (and recipe) is Closet Cooking.

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insearchofdinner:

Chocolate and coconut. And very cute.

insearchofdinner:

Chocolate and coconut. And very cute.

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Ninja Bento Box, from the overly cute cutestfood.com

Ninja Bento Box, from the overly cute cutestfood.com

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Melons have never been so beautiful.

Melons have never been so beautiful.

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bionicbites:

Went to Bang’s Family Restaurant, or simply Bangane (방가네) in Korean, this weekend for black goat stew. According to my mom, black goat improves circulation in the body and is helpful for those who get cold very easily. I’m not sure if it was the goat or the hot, bubbling soup, but I do know I was sweating big time when I was done. As for the flavor, it was good, but I remember years back it used to be more herbal and medicinal in taste. I kind of miss that.

I have never tried making Korean food, so I really want to save this for when my arm gets better and I can cook properly again…

bionicbites:

Went to Bang’s Family Restaurant, or simply Bangane (방가네) in Korean, this weekend for black goat stew. According to my mom, black goat improves circulation in the body and is helpful for those who get cold very easily. I’m not sure if it was the goat or the hot, bubbling soup, but I do know I was sweating big time when I was done. As for the flavor, it was good, but I remember years back it used to be more herbal and medicinal in taste. I kind of miss that.

I have never tried making Korean food, so I really want to save this for when my arm gets better and I can cook properly again…

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mothernaturenetwork:

The Easiest, Healthiest, Most Scrumptious Fudge EverWith nourishing ingredients and true-to-tradition taste and texture, this fudge recipe is a crowd-pleaser among adults and children.

You’re kidding me, healthy fudge?  Bring it on!  (Well, if it is one-third fat and one third sugar, I guess it can’t be THAT healthy).

mothernaturenetwork:

The Easiest, Healthiest, Most Scrumptious Fudge Ever
With nourishing ingredients and true-to-tradition taste and texture, this fudge recipe is a crowd-pleaser among adults and children.

You’re kidding me, healthy fudge?  Bring it on!  (Well, if it is one-third fat and one third sugar, I guess it can’t be THAT healthy).

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Another non-food post.  This time the topic is personalisation. The image above is from Something About Maps blog, talking about an online mapping service called MapBlast which didn’t return driving directions with a highlighted-lines-on-an-atlas map, but made a custom map, like you were drawing out a set of directions for your own personal use. That’s the picture you see on top.It was interesting stumbling on that link as just minutes earlier I’d come across a post by Google search guru Amit Singhal, talking about personalisation in Google search, in particular, a number of ways they attempt to make search results more relevant by taking your characteristics into account. This is as banal as what language they think you want results in, going up to “social search” - return similar results to people you’re connected to.
It seems like personalised search has a lot of room to grow (even MapBlast’s personalised maps no longer exist), I wonder what they’ll think of next?

Another non-food post.  This time the topic is personalisation. The image above is from Something About Maps blog, talking about an online mapping service called MapBlast which didn’t return driving directions with a highlighted-lines-on-an-atlas map, but made a custom map, like you were drawing out a set of directions for your own personal use. That’s the picture you see on top.

It was interesting stumbling on that link as just minutes earlier I’d come across a post by Google search guru Amit Singhal, talking about personalisation in Google search, in particular, a number of ways they attempt to make search results more relevant by taking your characteristics into account. This is as banal as what language they think you want results in, going up to “social search” - return similar results to people you’re connected to.

It seems like personalised search has a lot of room to grow (even MapBlast’s personalised maps no longer exist), I wonder what they’ll think of next?

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This looks delicious, but I think my eyes are seeing a rich creamy dressing instead of Greek yoghurt.

This looks delicious, but I think my eyes are seeing a rich creamy dressing instead of Greek yoghurt.

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This is slightly off-topic, but extremely interesting, if only because it is a great example of “correlation is not causality”, but Frances Woolley at Worthwhile Canadian Initiative has a blog post showing a correlation between shipping traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway and support for Québec Separatism.

This is slightly off-topic, but extremely interesting, if only because it is a great example of “correlation is not causality”, but Frances Woolley at Worthwhile Canadian Initiative has a blog post showing a correlation between shipping traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway and support for Québec Separatism.