A variety of heirloom tomatoes

Lacklustre American Produce Matters

Hi there Labbers! While some of you network regulars may recognise me from School of Doubt, I’m very pleased to say that from now on I’ll be contributing to MAL as well. I thought for my first post I’d talk about something that is (literally) very close to my heart: food. …


Watercolor Watermelon

Ok, so I like watermelon a lot in theory. It’s the quintessential summer food, right? It’s by far the most superior melon in both appearance (color! Stripes!) and taste (anything is better than cantaloupe, why is it in every single fruit salad), right? It’s even healthy–look at all that Vitamin …


What Scientists Eat: Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Scientists are smart. So smart that sometimes they tell you something and you think to yourself, “No freakin’ way.” Which is exactly what I thought to myself when astronomer, Dr Nicole Gugliucci said that mixing together strawberries and avocados with peppers and onions would be a good idea. But HOOOOO …


Friday Food Lab: Artichokes are Flowers

Over here at the lab we love us some good eating. And we have decided that Fridays are a great day to celebrate the art of cooking. In related news, fellow Skepchick and Mad Art Lab contributor, Courtney Caldwell has joined me in starting up a new food blog. The …


Mad Quickies 5.3

Insect Snacks and Sustainable Cocktails. I am a food nerd, a design nerd and a sustainability nerd. So this tickles all of my fancies. Some Pinterest Entomophagy boards (I wish Pinterest had been around when I was running a bug-eating event!): Bug Girl’s Entomophagy board; FDLSeeker’s Entomophagy board; Entomovore’s Edible …

Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 3.18

An Indiegogo campaign to restore Lowell Observatory’s Clark Telescope. Who invented zero? Feynmann’s double slit experiment actually works. 7 Raspberry Pi tutorials. Sponsored superheros. Henrietta Lacks’ “HeLa” cell line sequenced. DIY Lucky Charms marshmallows. Somebody thought it would be a good idea to give a flying robot talons. Pulsars, Joy …


Coconuts: Paradise Lost

Hey, have you heard about coconuts? They’re delicious! Now they’re nutritious, too, right? Today I will share my journey from a tropical coconut-laden paradise to the thick undergrowth of a dangerous jungle filled with misinformation. I was aware of the fact that coconut was the new fad du jour; a …

Chocolate chipotle cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkles

Kitchen Lab, Valentine’s Day edition: Get spicy (and boozy)!

I’ll be honest, I’m not so into Valentine’s Day. I’m more into the half-price candy on February 15th, but I understand that a lot of folks like to fancy things up for the holiday. So to get in the spirit of things, I thought I’d try cooking with booze! I …