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Posted by Hilary on April 19, 2010


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Word of the Moment: Treacle

Posted by Hilary on August 31, 2009

I admit it, I kind of thought treacle only existed at Hogwarts. Apparently it appears in muggle recipes too, which is copacetic, as I not so secretly wish graduate school was more like Hogwarts. Here begins my culinary edification via vocabulary words.

Courtesy of

“Technically treacle is a generic word in Britain for any syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane, and it can range from very light to very dark. In practice, the lighter syrup which is produced when the sugar cane juice is first boiled, is called light treacle or golden syrup.

The second boiling produces a much darker syrup, which British cooks call treacle (or dark treacle) and we callmolasses (or dark molasses). The third boiling produces what we both apparently call blackstrap molasses, which is very dark and somewhat bitter, and which health-food advocates think is heaven on earth, although it is more often used to feed cattle.

If you don’t want to track down the real British thing, supermarket-available dark molasses is what you want for your recipes.”


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Congratulations America!

Posted by Hilary on November 4, 2008

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

-Henry David Thoreau

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Word of the moment: Nomadology

Posted by Hilary on August 17, 2008

Also, how I justify living in Idaho. Thank you Wikipedia.


“Somewhere between the 1950’s ideal of the suburban home (sedentary lifestyle) and a dedicated itinerant or world traveler (migrant lifestyle) lies the notion of modern nomadism. Although mobile, the modern nomad has location specific purpose (lifestyle or business related). Nomadic mobility thus refers to purposeful movement between nodes rather than continuous and random floating. In the context of ‘no.D’, mobility is measured in terms of lifestyle vectors (direction and intensity of personal or business pursuits) rather than instantaneous velocity (travel or movement without a larger goal) .”


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Food Baby Quote of the Day

Posted by kathleenerindavis on July 23, 2008

“We don’t want a piece of the pie, we want control of the kitchen!”

-Dead Prez

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