This weekend I taught an Intro to Python class on behalf of the Philadelphia Python Users Group (PhillyPUG). I’ve taught this kind of workshop before but a few things made this one different.read more
Ceci is Italian for chick peas. This is a really simple dish with pasta and chick peas as the main ingredients. I never thought that would be a good combination, but it is surprisingly good. The pasta and chick peas together create almost a gnocchi like texture in your mouth …read more
This is just the recipe for the marinade. Someday I'll be better and post instructions on how to grill it -- or as I sometimes do, cook in a super hot cast iron pan.
1/2 c olive oil
1/3 soy sauce
4 scallions, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic …
- 1 cup peanut oil
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
- 1 ham hock
- 10 cups water
- 3 lbs assorted hearty greens (kale, spinach, etc.)
- 1 lb …
Based on Cooks Illustrated recipe for French Pork and White Beans Casserole (Cassoulet).
1 lb dried canellini beans
1 bay leaf
4 sprigs thyme
5 tb vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs garlic sausage, cut in 1 inch pieces.
4 oz salt pork, bacon, or pancetta, chopped finely
One of my favorite things to eat is a runny egg. It’s actually the only “banned food” that I couldn’t bring myself to give up when I was pregnant. So it’s no surprise that I find pasta carbonara delicious. I’ve found the perfect recipe by combining …read more
My husband and I have developed a tradition over the past few years. When I get sick with a cold, he makes me chicken noodle soup. He makes chicken stock in large batches every few months and freezes it. He uses that as base for a chicken noodle soup recipe …read more
When you work in python, you’ll see this if
__name__ = '__main__'all over the place. It took me forever to really understand what it means. Actually, I still often have to think through each time I see or use it (but I don’t really use it myself).
I …read more