Lu Rou Fan

I am currently in a hospital near my parents’ place due to a family medical emergency, so I have some time on my hands to polish a post that’s been languishing in the drafts bin for months.  Working on this has allowed me to while away an hour in the ICU doing something other than worry.  It’s been a lot more pleasant than how I spent some other hours (wringing my hands whilst feeling dreadfully helpless in the face of the health crisis of a loved one, inventing the maladies that brought the other patients in, playing “what’s that smell?”, judging the other visitors – I am really quite a terrible person when I’m upset . . . and also in general).


Lu rou fan translates to “braised pork over rice” but I prefer to think of it as “flavorful bowl of fatty joy”.  This isn’t very nerdy.  It’s just fabulously delicious.  Sorry to those wanting more science baking.  This has a little pickling in it, which is sort of related to biology.

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Pseudomonad cake


We had two high school interning with us this summer, A and B. In the month they were here these two young ladies screened ~3500 transposon mutants and identified several with the phenotype of interest. Needless to say, we’ve been very happy to have them with us and to thank them for their time, I made a cake. WOOO CAKE! Continue reading

It’s my blog and I can rant if I want to (Warning: does not include food or science!)

There is no food in this post and there are no pictures of food.  There will be very soon!  I promise!  I wrote it up, I just need to put the pictures in!  Within a week I will have that post published!

Edit #1: I felt so much better after finishing this post that I put the pictures in and published it.

Edit #2: I published the incomplete version of my rant earlier, which I have now completed.

I’m writing this to blow off some steam.

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