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Study Session: Middle School Cell Bio

Study Session is a review of a test we presented to everyone at a party ages and ages ago. Follow along with the whole test here.

All right, question number one! Let's go:

1. You’re at a party in a cell hoping to impress the Golgi body. Apparently they recycle. Where do you toss your leftovers?

A. Ribosome

B. Vacuole

C. Endoplasmic reticulum

D. Lysosomes

Yep, vacuole is the right answer, but let's start off with one of the most...

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Cook your onions BETTER STRONGER FASTER: Speeding up the Maillard reaction

The Maillard reaction is the secret king of cookery, the little bit of magic that turns a slab of meat into a nicely browned steak or a raw onion into a caramelized delight. We call it "browning," and it's a reaction between proteins and sugars in the presence of heat that creates the tasty flavor compounds.

I'm equal parts lazy and impatient, and always give up before my onions are nice and browned. There are a few things you can do...

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Orcharding 101 for City Dwellers - Thursday, August 25th!

This Thursday, August 25 at 7pm, join us for a free, awesome event with Red Jacket Orchards

All the details! 

Joe and Emily Nicholson, Sr. purchased Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, NY in 1958. Now run by the second and third generation, the Nicholson family is committed to continuing Joe and Emily's tradition of delivering high quality products and excellent customer service, and strive to build a company that provides consumers...

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Let's Make: Hot Sauce

Making hot sauce is pretty much a Choose Your Own Adventure, but specifically one written for third graders because it's so easy. It's so easy. It's so damn easy why are you not doing it right now? I don't even think "making hot sauce" should even be a thing, it's about as simple as breathing or incorrectly cracking an egg. 

In keeping with my cooking nihilism, recipes are the devil's work, so we're going to talk you through a general...

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