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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Tasting soy milks

I admit it, I find soy milk suspicious. Sure, it works nicely as a creamy substitute in soups; and the occasional soy cheese I’ve had at izakaya restaurants has been tasty. I’ve even had a couple soy-based ice cream sandwiches which nearly fooled me, taste and texture-wise. But soy milk. As a drink, especially a […]

Mostly smooth WP 2.2 upgrade

Upgrading this site to WordPress 2.2 went rather smoothly, a lot quicker than the WP 2.1 upgrade. Not too surprising, as the differences between 2.0 and 2.1 were much greater than the ones between 2.1 and 2.2. The change that might make a difference to you, dear readers, is that this site now has an […]

Upgrading to WordPress 2.2

WordPress 2.2 came out this week. I did a local test, and at first glance it looks like it’d go quickly. So far the only tweaks needed will be updating vars.php (or the appropriate file in WP 2.2) for my smiley customizations (oh so critical, tee hee), and a weird theme thingie in the entry-meta […]

Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life project was announced (1). Wow, this sounds very exciting! Timewarp… When I was a little kid, I used to have a subscription to Safari Animal Wildlife Cards —a mail order service suspiciously similar to those recipe card subscriptions from the 1970s. Nice, easy to read, tabular descriptions, color-coded habitats and maps, […]


Kedgeree, kitchiri, khichdi, or simply “kedge” in our household, is a great way to use up leftover fish, rice and vegetables. We usually make it for supper, but sometimes we’ll eat it for lunch. We cooked this yesterday, and late that night I saw Anita’s post about A Taste of Yellow’s blog cook-off for the […]

Tea with mint & cardamom

I love tea, but am just not a fan of flavored tea, with its clashing fruity or cloying, perfumy permutations. There are, however, big exceptions: chai, and tea with mint and cardamom. The latter is quite refreshing, whether it’s served hot or cold. Excellent as an accompaniment for lunch or dinner, especially with Mediterranean or […]