The Vegetarian Low Iodine Diet and Strategies for Surviving Radioactive Iodine Treatment With The Aid of Consumer Electronics

I’ve written a bit about our adventures with the low-iodine diet, or as carnivorous Carrie calls it, “worse than vegan.” This post is for search engines and the vegetarian thyroid cancer patients who may use them in anticipation of radioactive iodine treatment, but of course you’re welcome to read on if you don’t fall in […]

There is actually a real food called chow-chow

Checking out alternative chili recipes we found a recipe calling for a chayote. Not knowing what it was, I went to wikipedia. The entry may have the best opening line of any wikipedia entry I’ve found: The chayote (Sechium edule), also known as sayote, tayota, choko, chocho, chow-chow, christophine or merliton, is an edible plant […]


A quick miscellaneous entry: — the Montréal list keeps expanding. We may need to supplement with a “top 10.” I am trying to convince Carrie to be the curator. — Yesterday I had an interesting discussion about why women finish their books later than men do. Future subject of an academe post, no doubt — […]

Tasty + Concrete

Sometimes it takes world news to learn about something cool on your own campus: A group of profs and students in the School of Architecture, along with a couple NGOs, took a 1000 square foot piece of concrete (there are lots of awful concrete plazas around) and <a href=”” target=”_blank”>turned it into a container garden […]

A Montréal List

I’ve never done the “hey, welcome to my 638th post” sort of thing on this blog, but this marks our fourth summer in Montreal. With increasing frequency (probably because this was a big year for conferences in town) we get asked about places to go and things to do. So I’ve started a “Montréal List” […]