Extra Credit

| November 29, 2009

Or “Non-traditional Comestibles Suitable for Holiday-specific Ingestion” .: Before Thanksgiving break, my plant systematics professor told us that if we handed her a list of the scientific names of every plant species we consumed over the holidays we would get extra credit. I toyed with the idea of simply rewriting a recipe to include the […]

Old Headlines

| November 20, 2009

.: My brother sent me this article he found from 1958. He thought it was appropriate for me, considering my blog and vocation: “Folklore About Medical Drugs from Plants 90 Percent True”

Science and Qi

| November 13, 2009

Or “Cody Finds A New Coffeeshop” .: On Wednesday I visited the George Street Co-op with Sam who was there to post some of his artwork. As I approached the barista in the upstairs café, he listed the standard categories of offerings along with choice descriptions. Everything they sell – tea, coffee, wraps – is […]

Plastid Engineering

| November 3, 2009

Or “Guest Post at Biofortified” .: Karl Haro von Mogel and Anastasia Bodnar, the fine folks at the even finer blog Biofortified, have graciously hosted a guest post of mine on the genetic engineering of plastids. Check it out: Long ago – before you or anyone in your family photo albums were born – a […]