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Tandoor-Style Grilled Chickens or Cornish Hens. San Joaquin Valley plants. Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies - Love to be in the Kitchen. Cookies are my favorite!

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies - Love to be in the Kitchen

My favorite thing to bake and eat. But let’s be honest a typical cookie isn’t the best thing to eat. The Chinese-American City. Culture, Politics, and the Rise of a Chinese-American Establishment A little over four years ago, on January 11, 2011, Edwin Mah Lee was appointed the first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco.

The Chinese-American City

The big surprise then wasn’t that the impossible had occurred; it was that the inevitable had taken its sweet time (162 years, to be exact) to come to fruition. Gulf Nations Defy Oil Rout to Top List of Best Emerging Markets - Bloomberg Business. By mid-December, it looked like 1998 all over again.

Gulf Nations Defy Oil Rout to Top List of Best Emerging Markets - Bloomberg Business

Stocks, bonds and currencies across the developing world were plummeting, as they had 16 years earlier when Russia surprised investors by defaulting on its debt. On Dec. 15, a Bloomberg index tracking 20 big emerging-markets currencies fell to its lowest level in a decade. The Russian ruble fell past 64 to the dollar for the first time ever, as the price of oil sank and international sanctions took hold. Bonds issued by Brazilian oil giant Petrobras Brasileiro SA nosedived amid a massive corruption probe. In December alone, investors pulled more than $4 billion from emerging-markets exchange-traded funds, erasing 48 percent of the inflow for the year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. As the tumult continued into 2015, discerning emerging-markets investors saw opportunity, Bloomberg Markets magazine will report in its March issue. Optimism about Korea is tempered by its competitive weakness against rival Japan.

Forget BRICS, here are the new 7 best emerging markets for business. Tempering White Chocolate Recipe. Chocolate Tempering: How To Temper Chocolate. How do you temper chocolate, and why do you do it?

Chocolate Tempering: How To Temper Chocolate

The short answer is that chemically, chocolate is composed of lots of different little crystals (six to be exact) but the desirable ones are called beta crystals. The development and formation of these beta crystals are what makes well-tempered chocolate. If the cocoa butter rises to the surface, some people commonly think their chocolate has gotten moldy and toss it out. The 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2014. "Why Asian Americans Might Not Talk About Ferguson" by Liz Lin - The Salt Collective. Two years ago, I found myself trying to break into my friends’ apartment.

"Why Asian Americans Might Not Talk About Ferguson" by Liz Lin - The Salt Collective

Conservative Christian Rewrites Harry Potter So Her Kids Won’t Turn Into Witches. While our friends in the world of right-wing politics and their allies on hillbilly television like Phil Robertson spend their time spouting off Jesus fan fiction, one woman has taken a different approach toward indoctrinating her children into a deluded, self-serving, hateful worldview: Harry F@#$ing Potter.

Conservative Christian Rewrites Harry Potter So Her Kids Won’t Turn Into Witches

“Grace Ann,” who has thus far completed six chapters of her own version of Harry Potter, explained her motivation: her children want to read Harry Potter, but she doesn’t want them “turning into witches.” “Hello, friends! Map-foods. UC STEREOTYPES EXPLAINED. UC STEREOTYPES EXPLAINED. The Secret to Baking the Best Chocolate Cookie? Science. When fighting erupted in Juba, South Sudan, last December between government forces and rebels loyal to an ousted vice president, it threatened to unravel everything the new country had built, both physically and culturally.

The Secret to Baking the Best Chocolate Cookie? Science

One such cultural touchstone was Juba’s emerging fashion industry, led by designers such as Akuja de Garang. Her annual Festival of Fashion & Arts for Peace has drawn the attention of international press, which hailed her as one of South Sudan’s enterprising repats helping define the new country’s cultural identity. Dogs of L.A. The Secret to Baking the Best Chocolate Cookie? Science. UC's Napolitano throws cold water on the online education craze - LA Times. University of California President Janet Napolitano struck a rare blow for rational education practice this week by pushing back strongly against the craze for online learning courses.

UC's Napolitano throws cold water on the online education craze - LA Times

Online education isn't a panacea, she said; it's not for everyone, it's not cheap, and if it's done right it may not even save money. To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society. Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much?

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Universities-try-a-cultural-bridge-to-lure-foreign-students. A look at the landscape of pathway programs for international students run in cooperation with for-profit partners @insidehighered. TAMPA, Fla. – The course: AMS 2270, 20th Century American Culture.

A look at the landscape of pathway programs for international students run in cooperation with for-profit partners @insidehighered

The day’s lecture: the Civil Rights movement. The composition of the class: one-third American students, two-thirds international. The international students are enrolled in a pathway program here at the University of South Florida, one of a growing number of such programs that permit international students to take a mix of credit-bearing academic and English as a second language courses despite lacking the English language test scores required for direct admission. How Chocolate Might Save The Planet : Krulwich Wonders... When you unwrap it, break off a piece and stick it in your mouth, it doesn't remind you of the pyramids, a suspension bridge or a skyscraper; but chocolate, says materials scientist Mark Miodownik, "is one of our greatest engineering creations. " True, it begins with a cocoa bean plucked from a tree. But no one would eat a raw cocoa bean. Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops - Eater Features.

There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cook in the microwave. Uki — who had come to Hawaii from Japan to make and sell fresh ramen noodles — wondered how he could ever be successful. Now, ramen shops have proliferated in cities from Los Angeles and New York to DC, Chicago, and even Milwaukee. Calling Me a Terrorist Is Not Flirting. The author. If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say. 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis. Could A 'Barbie' Get Real? What A Healthy Fashion Doll Looks Like : Shots - Health News. States Preaching Small Government Most Dependent On Federal Government. The map above is striking. How Dancers Think When They Dance ‹ TERP.

Could A 'Barbie' Get Real? What A Healthy Fashion Doll Looks Like : Shots - Health News. The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ... : Parallels. Hide captionRwandan President Paul Kagame takes part in a conference on the role of women at the nation's Parliament in the capital, Kigali, in 2010. Women in Rwanda account for 64 percent of the lower house of Parliament — a higher percentage than in any other country. Jason Straziuso/AP Rwandan President Paul Kagame takes part in a conference on the role of women at the nation's Parliament in the capital, Kigali, in 2010. Women in Rwanda account for 64 percent of the lower house of Parliament — a higher percentage than in any other country.

Slate, you’re doing it wrong. Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos : Shots - Health News. Hide captionA customer buys produce at the Euclid Market in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles in December. The market was reopened in 2013 as part of a project to promote healthy eating among the city's Hispanic population. Courtesy of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health A customer buys produce at the Euclid Market in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles in December.

The market was reopened in 2013 as part of a project to promote healthy eating among the city's Hispanic population.