Tagged with Princeton University

Cent’Anni at Dorothea’s House – Celebrate 100 Years on October 5

Cent’Anni at Dorothea’s House – Celebrate 100 Years on October 5

Dorothea’s House surely represents the best of Princeton. It was founded as a living memorial to Dorothea van Dyke McLane, a volunteer social worker who assisted Princeton’s newly arrived Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. (They likely included my maternal grandparents; I still have the deed to their house on Pine St. which they bought for … Continue reading


These brownies, from the Genomics Café on campus at Princeton University turned out to be lighter in texture than most.  I liked the way that the peanuts appeared to be pressed into the top, there was a nice abstractness to the pattern created.  (Hmmm, like little cells swimming around?)  You don’t usually see peanuts on brownies, and while it might … Continue reading


Found this cute bit of “heaven in a cup,” at the Café at work today, and whipped out my cell phone for a shot. I always scoff at tiramisu, regarding it as one of those overdone not-really-Italian dishes created for American tastes, although the wiki information at the link above begs to differ.  But sometimes it’s … Continue reading

S’more please!

These disappeared so quickly, I barely had time to get out my cell phone to take the photo. A clever take on s’mores, they were offered in our Genomics Café on campus at Princeton University last week.  A graham cracker base was topped with chocolate cake (not too sweet, either, which was a relief), and … Continue reading

Rainbeau Ridge, Striving for Sustainability

Lest we forget, there is a Slow Food Convivia (chapter) on the campus at Princeton University.  They are hosting a talk about sustainable farming on Tuesday night (details below), and sent me the following information: Rainbeau Ridge Organic Farm in Bedford Hills, NY prides itself on helping people make the connection — to nature, food, … Continue reading


It’s just not fair.  I must resist temptation day and night it seems.  These beauties are in our little Cafe, the “Genomics Cafe,” on Princeton’s campus where I toil each weekday (I don’t work in the Cafe, but in an office nearby).  Anyway, I’m proud to say I’ve yet to have one.  Our little spot … Continue reading