Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Venial Vegetarian: With Apologies to Asians

It was back in the eighties and the young Chinese waiter must have stepped off the boat just as I had, with a hope for material or mental advancement in the promised land of America. I chose my favorite noodle … Continue reading

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From Protein Folding to Punjabi Pea Paneer

Making fresh Indian cheese, or paneer, used to be a bit of a production in my home. My mother would start with not-so-fresh milk (why “waste” good milk, was her reasoning), bring it to a boil and then add lemon … Continue reading

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The Guilty Baker: Orange-Cranberry Mini Muffins

Just as procrastination inspires industrious bouts of housecleaning, guilt brings out the baker in me. I had been flying solo all week, while my husband basked in Florida on some pretext of simulating NASA satellite software (why couldn’t the tests … Continue reading

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