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I'm sitting in the Manhattan surgical center waiting for my husband and so I have a lot of thinking time. I've been reading through my Feedly consuming articles on education, art, technology, and current news. I started a search for instructional technology jobs and it suddenly hit me that maybe it's a better use of … Continue reading Perhaps
2 Tbsp unsalted or salted butter (really soft or melted) 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast 1/2 cup tepid water (around skin temp, 80º-90ºF) pinch of sugar 1/3 cup honey 1 stick unsalted butter 1 cup whole milk 2 1/2 tsp salt 4 large eggs 6 -7 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (I prefer King Arthur because … Continue reading Challah (adapted from Baking with Julia)
I'm pretty sure that ultimately, at some point in my life, I'm going to go through grad school again and get an MFA. It's the degree I wanted in the first place, I just couldn't justify the expense and the huge risk of not being able to find a job while my husband was really … Continue reading Thinking About an MFA
Currant & Lemon Zest Cream Scones To ensure proper rising and flakiness, be sure the butter is cold. You might need to chill the flour and butter mixture after cutting the butter in, but before you pour in the cream. You can substitute dried cranberries and orange zest or dried cherries and sliced almonds for the … Continue reading Currant & Lemon Zest Cream Scones
Basic Galette Dough (for sweet or savory) Each disc will make one galette large enough to serve 4 to 6 3 tablespoons sour cream or full fat greek yogurt 1/3 cup cold water 1/4 cup yellow corn meal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces Sweet Berry Filling 1-1.5 cups fresh … Continue reading Berry Galette (adapted from Baking with Julia)
Rationale The organization of secondary education builds upon the specialization introduced in elementary school: instead of one teacher teaching many topics, students move from class to class, taking mandatory and elective courses. This structure reflects how our society views topics of knowledge. We think of math as being very different from music, even though many … Continue reading Digital Wunderkammern