March 14th is Pi Day! It’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein. In honor of Pi Day, today’s post highlights a pertinent book about mathematics. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that mathematics is difficult,” writes mathematics professor Eugenia Cheng, with as much tongue-in-cheek as Austen’s original statement. In How to Bake Pi, Cheng explains… Continue reading How to Bake Pi
“Hansel and Gretel” is a fairy tale about a brother and sister lost in the woods. They come across a witch’s cottage made entirely of sweets. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm included it in their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales) book. Gingerbread has a spicy history, and it was formed into the shape of… Continue reading Hansel, Gretel, and the Rise of Gingerbread
The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma. It’s “an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging… Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award!
It’s that time of year again! Brightly colored leaves, crisp weather, pumpkins, Cinderella—wait, Cinderella? Yes! Cinderella’s fairy godmother turns a big orange pumpkin into a beautiful coach, so the story must occur in autumn… Or does it? And does she wear glass slippers or are they gold? It all depends on which version you’re referencing.… Continue reading Introducing Cinderella
Summer has ended, although it doesn’t always feel over yet. Are you wondering what to do with the last of the summer fruit? Have a chocolate fondue party! This mess-free chocolate fondue will add a touch of fun to your next gathering, and just watch the fruit disappear with this extra-sweet coating. You’re not limited… Continue reading Chocolate Fondue with Fruit