Daily Archives: December 8, 2017

New Worlds: Third Cousin Twice Removed

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) What kinds of relatives do you have? This seems like a simple question. But that’s because we take our words and concepts so much for granted that we don’t even … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Beef stew with dried guajillo chiles

When dried guajillos have been stewed, the outer membrane stays stiff, almost like hard plastic, but the inner flesh softens and disintegrates, acting as a sweet, smoky, peppery thickening agent to your stew. Continue reading

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