IQ test

A friend is working on her Ph.D. in psychology and needed a victimvolunteer to take an I.Q. test. It would be filmed, so her professor could review her testing technique. Most potential volunteers backed down when they found out she’s not allowed to reveal the results of the test (she’s not certified). Without revealing actual questions, which I think would […]

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C2 is a bust

Sneaky Pete wants you to buy this book. Six months ago, I noted Coca-Cola was going to be introducing a mid-calorie cola, which I referred to as a product for “low-carb dieters who have been marooned on the distant asteroid where Diet Coke is unavailable.” After some minor success during the marketing blitz of its debut, overall sales of C2 […]

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Rosemary, walnut and anchovy pasta

This is a quick pasta dish that also finishes up the can of anchovies opened for Pasta Puttanesca last week. Once everything’s chopped, mashed and sliced, the sauce takes about 8 minutes to make. Time it so the pasta is done al dente) and rinsed just as you’re finishing up the sauce. You can substitute pine nuts for walnuts. I […]

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Saturday meme

Since I haven’t done a meme in a while, here is one from Lisa What is your favorite beverage? Root beer. There is an incredible root beer at the local XXX. Chai iced tea would be my second choice. Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work. Bill, Mary, Enrico. Oh, sorry, I was taking […]

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Kitchen blunders

Tuesday’s rice pudding recipe reminded me of some of the kitchen blunders I’ve made. Generally these fall into three buckets: I got lazy and took a shortcut, forgot a key ingredient, or there were “wardrobe malfunctions.” The worst one this year was when I was making the kids’ pizza and olive oil dripped onto the burner, filling kitchen with acrid […]

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Three trails loop (2,253.7)

I worked on a customer proposal all weekend — even Columbus Day holiday — and needed a physical and mental break. We have a high pressure system moving through this week. (High pressure == good weather) It doesn’t make up for an icky September, but it is opportunity enough to spend all day biking I did a 57 mile, clockwise […]

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Puddings (rice redux, vanilla, chocolate)

Kozy Shack makes some excellent rice, vanilla, chocolate, and tapioca puddings. However, my kids’ consumption rate and the Kozy Shack price point ($3 – $4 for a 24 ounce tub) are such that I’m strongly motivated to come up with less-expensive, homemade alternatives. I’ve had success with the rice pudding recipe, even tapering back the on the cream (something I […]

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Pasta Puttanesca

This is a two-parter recipe. The first part is a general tomato sauce. It’ll keep in the fridge for a week, or you can freeze it if you make larger batches. The tomato sauce is used to make the puttanesca. Generic tomato sauce makes about 2 1/2 C — www.wt8p.com 1/4 C olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped finely 4 […]

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