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About lgaylord

Louisa believes in expanding horizons and learning - anything that broadens our minds beyond the here and now, allowing us to learn from the past and innovate for the future. She is particularly interested new and inventive methods of sustainability: city planning and green buildings, creating new objects from old trash, and ways that nature can provide examples for new materials and construction. She is also curious about new scientific breakthroughs, technology and discoveries, and how they will shape the future of consumerism and marketing. While science is important to advancing society, Louisa believes that music, education, art and culture are equally necessary, especially on a local community level.

July Bonus Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Crêpe Cake

“There’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.” – Fernando Pessoa I admit, I love watching cooking videos and gifs. Everything is already prepped and ready to assemble – it looks so easy and elegant! Although I’ve used the videos for … Continue reading

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July: White Wine Risotto with Mushrooms (New Food Fast)

“Wine is meant to be with food – that’s the point of it.” – Julia Child I love risotto, but I’ve never needed to make it because my roommate makes several incredible variations. My favorite kind that she makes is … Continue reading

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June Bonus Recipe: Carrot Cake Muffins

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” – Paul Cezanne Fresh, local ingredients make a world of difference in cooking. I’m fortunate enough to live in a place where I have access … Continue reading

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June: Homespun Pot Pie (Moosewood New Classics)

“The pie is an English institution which, planted on American soil, forthwith ran rampant.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe It can be tough to find vegetarian savory pies because meat has been the filling of choice for several thousand years. Pies … Continue reading

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May Bonus Recipe: Glazed Pineapple Cake

“Love is like a pineapple, sweet and undefinable.” – Piet Hein I love pineapple, I would put it in everything if I could. This delicious recipe is called a poke cake – “poke” meaning to jab, not “poke” like the … Continue reading

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May: Pescado al Mojo de Ajo (Authentic Mexican)

“Barriga llena, corazón contento.” – Mexican proverb Translation: “Full belly, happy heart.” I would estimate that over 90% of my diet is vegetarian, with the notable exception of the delicious, wild-caught seafood that is so abundant and accessible in the … Continue reading

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April Bonus Recipe: Key Lime Bars

“You know what they say: Why sit at a table that doesn’t have key lime pie on it if you don’t have to?” – Sloane Crosley Now that spring is on the way, I can’t wait to pack away my … Continue reading

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