As usual, in no order.
  • chicken paprikás
  • spicy asian greens with baked tofu
  • macaroni and cheese with garlic sausage
  • beans and tomatoes
  • tofu marsala and mashed purple potatoes

Recipe: Mouhamara

Mouhamara is a persian sauce of red peppers, ground walnuts, and pomegranate molasses. At restaurants, I've had a couple variations on it, including a thinner one in which a chicken breast was cooked. Scott and I learned of it from our friend Rania in undergrad; her mother made far and away the best persian food I've ever had including baked and raw kibbe. I make tabbouleh by her recipe quite often (heavy on both mint and lemon).



All amounts are quite variable, these are just a rough guide.
  • 2–4 red peppers, raw or roasted/peeled
  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup pomegranate molasses
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of at least half a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper paste (mix powder with water before adding)


Combine everything in a bowl and mix well. Add some water for a thinner consistency.


Gizmodo - The Toy

Gizmodo - The Toy: "a Bluetooth vibrator called The Toy that, incidentally, is linked to your cellphone and controlled by SMS messages. "


I should menu so I don't forget what to make

  • Still have the makings of butternut squash ravioli
  • Risotto with chicken and summer squashes
  • Chorizo and red pepper quiche
  • Figs and bacon and salad and bread
  • Teriyaki chicken and bok choy

the pathetic fun that can be had with game theory...

an excerpt from my homework:

Here ε denotes the proportion of mutants with a better strategy – that is, one that will yield the Pareto-EES-u* payoff of (3,3). Consider, in turn, each possible matchings of these mutants in the population:

  1. σ* : σ. A σ*-playing sender meets an attractive receiving σ player at a bar. Still, σ* (sending m1 or m2 depending on type) is no worse than being a σ and sending m3.
  2. σ : σ*. A σ sender picks up a cute σ*. Back at the σ*'s place, σ says, ``So do you wanna m3?" The σ* receiver happily takes action C. Neither is worse off than if they'd both been σs.
  3. σ* : σ*. A σ* catches another σ*'s glance across the dance floor. The sender signals his type, and the receiver follows the appropriate σ* action. They end up with (3,3).


NPR : After the Miers Nomination: What Next?

NPR : After the Miers Nomination: What Next?: "Lee Epstein, author of Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments, discusses the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers with Renee Montagne. Epstein says that the next few days will bring a lot of digging into the background of this relatively unknown nominee."