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Cloudberries

From the folks that brought you surstr√∂mming, a kind of fermented herring, comes something a bit different to entice your palate! When I first heard “cloudberry,” I thought it a playful term for flatulence. Turns out, it’s an indescribable fruit found in northern latitudes. It’s rare, and rather difficult to…Continue Reading

Tastey Nuts

I’m a fan of the seed and nut family, as many can attest. I maintain a supply of them at my desk at work for the occasion of snacking, which comes regularly. There are also infinite jokes to be told that never get old: Hello everybody. I have brought my…Continue Reading

Pandora’s Jukebox

The name Pandora means “all gifted” in Greek. In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora received many gifts from the Gods, including the gift of music, from Apollo. She was also, as we all know, insatiably curious. Unlike those Gods of old, however, we celebrate that virtue and have made it our…Continue Reading

Drunken Goat Cheese

In what could very well be a new *thing*, I’ve indulged in a new cheese never before known to my palate. It was Isi’s (soon to have a linkable blog) inspiration that got me to do this. That is, Isi talked about a “Tour de Cheese” to have a chance…Continue Reading

Medieval Punishments

My mom, out on the farm, has resurrected an ancient form of punishment to present to her dogs. One of her dogs, a young Great Pyrenees, has learned to kill the chickens. This is generally an unforgivable act, but one that she feels is accounted for by her rambunctious youth.…Continue Reading

How I Work

The longest amount of time spent, and time I am unable to account for, is research. Depending on the topic, I may spend a week pouring through as many references I can find on a particular subject to get a real good feel for the information. If I don’t require reference material as I write, it goes much quicker.

Yogurt, You Deceptive Wench

Why does my yogurt come with a clear-plastic, hard cover? Is there anyone out there that can’t actually finish their yogurt in one sitting? Is that the conspiracy behind the “yogurt is healthy” ad-campaigns? Yogurt is healthy if you finish it in two sittings. No one can actually eat the…Continue Reading

The Future Belongs to Chimeras

Folks are crossing animal and human genes to produce chimeras now. The goal is twofold. One; to develop stem cells for human organs without the illegal practice of stem cell harvesting in humans. Two; to monitor human development without dissecting people on the streets. From those perspectives, it seems like…Continue Reading