"My homemade dressing doesn't try to emulate store-bought versions, because if that’s what you’re craving, then only the original will do. Instead, I've come up with a tangy rendition, packed with herbs and with enough body to coat greens and vegetables without overpowering them. Yogurt lightens up the mix, basil brings extra fragrance and sweetness, and paprika lends a smoky note. It has quickly become a household favorite for us -- give it a try, and you'll soon be putting it on everything. "
"Blue cheese dressing can, and should, be brash -- yet still refined. Gutsy with cheese, bright with vinegar, and mollified with a hint of sweetness that’s bolstered by the richness of the mayonnaise and sour cream. It should have body without unnecessary weight. "
"Chicken wings have got a bad reputation for hanging around sketchy bars. It's time to intervene. Because you can make chicken wings that are crispy and tender, that are doused in homemade hot sauce butter or your favorite spices, that are actually addictive and not at all dubious—and you can do it in under a half hour without any frying oil at all (unless you want to). There will be no bottled stuff—only fiery, fruity peppery flavor and dark meat cooked in its own fat (plus a bonus round of wing tips to chew on when nobody's looking)."
"The ethics around algorithms is a topic that lives only partly in a technical realm, of course. A data scientist doesn’t have to be an expert on the social impact of algorithms; instead, she should see herself as a facilitator of ethical conversations and a translator of the resulting ethical decisions into formal code. In other words, she wouldn’t make all the ethical choices herself, but rather raise the questions with a larger and hopefully receptive group."
"This is the quintessential beef stew. Jacques Pepin's mother served it at her restaurant, Le Pelican, where she made it with tougher cuts of meat. Jacques likes the flatiron--a long, narrow cut that's extremely lean but becomes tender and stays moist. He doesn't use stock, demiglace or even water in his stew, relying on robust red wine for the deep-flavored sauce."
"These twice-baked potatoes are so large and filling that some of Emeril Lagasse's customers order them as an entree. The reason Lagasse calls them overstuffed is that he adds an extra baked potato to the stuffing mixture, but if these seem too large for you, then bake and mash only four (instead of the five used here), or use smaller potatoes."
"Mars has committed to removing artificial colors from all of our human food products. As we make these changes we are dedicated to delivering the same great tasting products you love, and we will provide absolute transparency about our ingredients in our labeling."
"Lucky for you, we have all those great recipes right here -- including the classic, of course. Make them for game day, make them for friends, or make them just because they're so good. (Bonus: they're an easy, quick meal, too.) Either way, just try them all. "
"Cover crops are coming back in other areas of the country, too. The practice of seeding fields between harvests not only keeps topsoil in place, it also adds carbon to the soil and helps the beneficial microbes, fungus, bacteria and worms in it thrive."
"But I have a few tricks up my sleeve for getting great color on those chops without accidentally suffocating your guests."
"The study, which was funded by NASA, the Deep Carbon Observatory and a grant from the European Research Council, focused on comparing moon rocks to Earth matter. The findings led the research team to the conclusion that Earth and the moon are so similar because the moon was created at the same time that Theia impacted and altered Earth."
" The search for a new water source for the Star Lake Water District moved a step forward Monday when drilling began on the first test well."
"Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient table on Paul Coxon’s twitter account by mathematics tutor and blogger Larry Phillips that summarises the equations."
"When IBM announced the close of its acquisition of The Weather Company on Friday, it added another veteran CEO in Weather’s David Kenny to work under Big Blue boss Ginni Rometty. And IBM’s not wasting Kenny’s time on integrating his former company into the fold. So hours after the the announcement, the newly-appointed chief of the critical IBM Watson unit shared his top priority: to bring Watson together into a more cohesive product that will introduce ”artificial intelligence as a service.”"
"The 2014 vintage in Oregon was the vintage of a lifetime that delivered a record amount of exceptional, balanced fruit at higher than normal yields. With this abundance of excellent fruit Don Oman, co-founder of Slow Food Portland, Oregon, saw an opportunity for local wineries to share this great vintage with the community. He decided to create SLOW Pinot Noir 2014 to support Slow Food activities in Oregon."
"Minsky was a uniquely brilliant, creative, and charismatic person, and his intellect and imagination shone through in his work. His ideas helped shape the computer revolution that has transformed modern life over the past few decades, and they can still be felt in modern efforts to build intelligent machines—one of the most exciting and important endeavors of our age."
"The Adirondacks may be "new," but the rock is a billion years old, pushed up through the newer rock of the Champlain region. Mixed in, the remains of even older rock can be found in pockets and veins - blue calcite laid down by warm oceans before the evolution of coral. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager get geological."
"The town of Colton’s Winterfest Weekend kicks off on Friday, with a theme "Winter Quest." Weekend events include indoor and outdoor activities: pancakes, sled dogs, skiing, quilt exhibits, and a fry pan toss competition."
"Expect winter conditions with ice and snow at all elevations – in some places more than two feet (details below). Friday will see snow showers with accumulations of a dusting to 3 inches possible. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of light afternoon snow showers in the northern Adirondacks and some lake effect snows into Saturday night. Saturday will see temperatures rising into the 20s and 30s, possible into the 40s in the warmest locations in the south; overnight lows Saturday will be in the teens and lower 20s. Sunday will see continued cloudiness and warming, with snow or rain showers in the morning and highs mostly in the 30s and low 40s – 20s on summits. Winds will be mostly 5 to 10 mph, 15 to 30 on summits. Always expect high winds on summits.