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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.

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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April: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers (The Bold Vegetarian Chef)

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” – Julia Child I have been a vegetarian since 2005, with the exception of deliciously fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. When I go to a new restaurant that has a … Continue reading

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March Bonus Recipe: Pi Day π

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan Pi Day was first explained to me in my high school calculus class. My teacher Ms. Hall was the sweetest little … Continue reading

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Clark University: a History of Challenging Convention

Last Friday, Clark University was just one of many colleges across the United States to publicly announce that students who are involved in protests against gun violence will not be penalized for their actions, and it will not impact their … Continue reading

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March: Vegetarian Vindaloo (S.O.U.P.S.)

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but lately I’m more likely to be adventurous in the kitchen. And because I have a ridiculous number of cookbooks that I like to flip … Continue reading

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