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Archive for July 2009

Best salads!

July 28, 2009

If you aren’t yet a fan of the Minimalist, this should turn you into a convert: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html?em. And there’s a blog! Advertisements

Last day of class

July 25, 2009

The poster session turned out very well, although I was (like most people) a little worried about it. Our brochures were done well in advance of the presentation, but Elizabeth had trouble getting the poster to print–which was a shame, because she was very dedicated to the particulars of its design. It was clear that […]

Pesto sandwiches

July 25, 2009

I make these sandwiches for parties (always a hit), for light summer dinners, and to pack in lunches. They take very few ingredients, but the combination is greater than the sum of the parts: 1 baguette, cut into 4-5″ inch long pieces (and sliced lengthwise) for little sandwiches 1 ball fresh mozzarella good pesto (homemade […]

Rights

July 24, 2009

Our discussion of rights and the library today had me riveted. I am really interested in the negotiation of rights, and I found our discussions stimulating and thought-provoking. I also found the speakers really interesting. One of the issues my school is currently dealing with involves the best use of space available, so I really […]

Angel hair pasta with feta and olives

July 23, 2009

My parents taught me this recipe years ago, which can be thrown together in the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta.  It’s delicious, and easy to modify. It’s a favorite with my kids. 1. Put the water on to boil. 2. While you wait, chop up a couple of tomatoes. Chop or […]

Special Collections

July 23, 2009

My favorite part of today’s experience was our trip to the library for the talk on rare books and the visit to the preservation room. I can’t believe I actually held a medieval text in my own hands, or that I was this close to a sumerian tablet (which was not imprisoned in a glass […]

Grilled Eggplant, a la mary

July 21, 2009

I make this when I need something fast and delicious: 1. Slice an eggplant into 1/2″ rounds. Salt lightly and let drain. 2. In the meantime, slice 1/4″ rounds of fresh mozzarella, one slice for each slice of eggplant. 3. Slice tomatoes into 1/4″ rounds, one for each slice of eggplant. 4. Pick some fresh […]

nativigating copyrights

July 21, 2009

Today’s discussion of copyright issues could not have been more relevant to me. I work as a writer and researcher for a company that creates customized curricula for school districts. I am currently working on a particularly challenging project, which involves writing a Global Humanities curriculum for District 79 in NYC. (This is the district […]

I’m tired!

July 21, 2009

I was really most interested in the discussion of searching that occurred in the last half of class today. I’ve developed a number of searching exercises for my writing students to get them to question and test the validity of various online sources, but I feel they really need help in basic searching skills. Although […]

my awesome group

July 20, 2009

Group projects can be challenging when there’s conflict, or when only a few members are willing to pull their weight. Thank goodness there was no such unpleasantness this weekend. I loved my amazing group for the 601 “Here’s my problem and I solved it” project. Carolyn, Mike, Penny, and Steve (listed alphabetically, in true librarian […]