Category Archives: holidays

Bon Hiver 2012

Hoping everyone gets to say hello to the flakes this winter. First Snow, Northern Exposure Season 5

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Chocolate – Peppermint Checkerboards

Here’s a project with some extra math, just because we know all kids love math. Obviously all recipes call for a little math: addition, proportions, fractions. But this one adds some geometry. This is a basic icebox sugar cookie, but … Continue reading

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Hope’s Busy Holiday Baking Season … so far

Big Sister has been flexing her whisking and stirring muscles. Take a peek here.

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How good is your pumpkin pie?

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How good is your pumpkin pie? Well … these guys can tell you, and with Nate Silveresque precision.   Our experiments reveal that recipe ratings can be well predicted with features derived from combinations of ingredient networks and nutrition information. … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth

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More Light

Goethe’s final words: “More light.” Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that’s been our unifying cry: “More light.” Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon. Incandescent. Lights that banish the darkness from our caves, to illuminate our roads, the insides … Continue reading

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Little Drummer Boy

The Bing Crosby / David Bowie version has been my favorite since the beginning of time … but this one ain’t too shabby.

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April 18th: National Animal Cracker Day

Pass the milk. And maybe take in a Marx Brothers movie.

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Pi(e) Day

Tomorrow is March 14 … 3/14 … So naturally it’s Pi Day. And to take it down to six significant figures, the tradition has become to take a break at 1: 59 for a slice of pie. So natch I … Continue reading

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