Cleaning out the freezer, I found a few frozen plums. I immediately thought about making one of my favorite crumbles adapted from the 38th issue of Donna Hay Magazine.
You are officially gone from school now (except for five juniors and one freshman). I don’t need to prepare lesson plans for you or correct your quizzes and tests – instead, I can reflect on our year together. You definitely will not be forgotten!
Walking in May in Seattle presents an abundance of greenery and the color of a wide variety of amazing flowers. If you like flowers as much as I do, you will certainly appreciate the beauty I tried to capture.
A collection of international cake recipes from all over the world offering fascinating insights into their origins; this could be a short description of my newest cookbook, World’s Best Cakes by London chef Roger Pizey. The book has two extra perks for me: 1) the food photography was done by the talented Czech photographer Šárka Babická 2) it was a present from my son.
Sharing information about happenings in the classroom with parents is always a positive experience. I’ve found this to be true in my Honors Precalculus, Intermediate Algebra, and Math Topics classes at Seattle Preparatory School, when I involved them in providing feedback to portfolios.
Nothing speaks stronger about my students’ progress in mathematics and personal growth than their own words. Over the course of a few years, students reflected deeply on their experiences in my Honors Precalculus, Intermediate Algebra, and Math Topics classes. The reflections were a requirement of the portfolio assessment.
It all started accidentally, with reading an article. It was 1998, my first year of teaching in the USA. That memorable year taught me many lessons. Among those was the realization that along with my extensive experiences of teaching in Europe, I needed to explore and integrate new methods that were available in America.
Do you have a favorite dish from your childhood? I’m sure, you do. This simple dish is one of my favorites from when I was a kid.
Tulip Festival! What a concept! Americans like to call a variety of events a festival. For example, they plant fields and fields of tulips for getting tulip bulbs for the following year’s season, and they invite the public to view the magnificent fields of colorful flowers – this is called a festival.
Liptauer is a unique, piquant cheese spread made with paprika and caraway. It originates from Central-Europe, more precisely from the region known until 1918 as the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In these days, in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Northern-Italy, or Serbia – just to name a few geographic locations – there are many variations of this spread, but no authentic recipe leaves out the sheep cheese known as bryndza.
“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” — Albert Szent-Györgyi
It’s time again for another simple bean salad! This time the idea for it comes from Donna Hay’s book The Instant Cook. You can really assemble this salad in an instant if you have all of the ingredients at home.