Dairy-Free No-Fail Biscuits

Ingredients 453g all-purpose flour (this precision is not 100% necessary, you may need to add more when folding in the wet ingredients) 30-37g sugar (I’d err on the lower side for the first run) 28g baking powder 7g salt 151g butter-flavored shortening (cold!) 76g eggs (I kinda just use 2 jumbo and add a teensy… Continue reading

New Package — {cdccovidview} — To Work with the U.S. CDC’s New COVID-19 Trackers: COVIDView and COVID-NET

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC from now on) has setup two new public surveillance resources for COVID-19. Together, COVIDView and COVID-NET provide similar weekly surveillance data as FluView does for influenza-like illnesses (ILI). The COVIDView resources are HTML tables (O_O) and, while the COVID-NET interface provides a “download” button, there is no… Continue reading

Adzuki & Andouille Soup

Ingredients 2 cups adzuki (not dried) 2 cups (4-6 links) andouille sliced 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 garlic cloves, coarse chopped 0-2 dry hot peppers to taste 1-2 fresh sprigs thyme 4 cups stock (chicken or veg) salt & pepper to taste dash of vinegar TODO Brown sausage… Continue reading

The Waffle House Index

Waffle House announced it was closing hundreds of stores this week due to SARS-Cov-2 (a.k.a COVID-19). This move garnered quite a bit of media attention since former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate used the restaurant chain as both an indicator of the immediate and overall severity of a natural disaster. [He’s not the only one](https://www.ehstoday.com/emergency-management/article/21906815/what-do-waffles-have-to-do-with-risk-management. The… Continue reading