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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.

September Bonus Recipe: Tolkien Lembas Bread

“The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings.” – J.R.R. Tolkien The best part about fantasy and science fiction writing is that the details don’t have to be tethered to … Continue reading

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September: Barley Soup and Brussels Sprouts with Béchamel (Harry Potter Cookbook)

“Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he liked to eat at one table.” – J.K. Rowling It’s 11 AM on the morning of September … Continue reading

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August Bonus Recipe: Tofu Pad Thai

“Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish.” – David Thompson This pad thai doesn’t come from a proper cookbook, but it comes from my notebook where I keep recipes that … Continue reading

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August: Chai-Spiced Yam Bruschetta with Crunchy Kale (Plum)

“A woman who can eat a real bruschetta is a woman you can love and who can love you.” – Nick Harkaway I first encountered Plum when I was volunteering at KEXP 90.3 FM: before the radio station’s new home … Continue reading

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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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