May 2nd, 2009

food, Bascove peaches

last night's dinner — Eggs à la Lexi

Dinner last night was tossed together from what we had on hand, and turned out remarkably tasty.

Eggs à la Lexi (portioned for one):

Take a rock-hard slice of stale bread (I used a slice of a Semifreddi sour batard) and break into bite-sized pieces. Sauté over medium-high heat in a bit of butter, tossing regularly, until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

In a little more butter, sauté some sliced green onions. When they start to get tender, add some spinach. (Frozen would work fine; we had the tail end of a bag of baby spinach intended for salad, so that's what I used.) Cook, stirring, until spinach wilts a bit.

Add 2 eggs, lightly beaten with a splash of cream (optional). Cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are almost but not quite done. Remove from heat and mix in grated cheese to taste (I used Parmesan, or maybe it was Romano). Add fried croutons back to pan and mix together.

Serve with a generous amount of freshly-grated black pepper.
we have a problem with your brain being

What, is fact-checking no longer part of journalism training?

So I'm reading a story on xenophobic reactions to the H1N1 flu outbreak, and I come across this sentence:
In an interview, [talk radio host Michael] Savage, who says he has a Ph.D in epidemiology and human nutrition from the University of California-Berkeley, said his remarks were based on science.
I'm sorry, "who says he has a Ph.D."? Who says he has a Ph.D. from UCB?

Did nobody pick up the damn telephone to call the registrar at Cal to verify this?

Well, maybe they couldn't figure out how to reach the registrar. I mean, it is awfully difficult to find their contact information.

And to be pedantic, the name of the school is University of California, Berkeley or UC Berkeley or UCB or even Cal. Not "University of California-Berkeley". See page 14.