- Date: Friday, September 7, 2007 -- 8pm
- Location: Bloomington, IN
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Dining Companion: Teri
- Recipe Rating: B-
This one came off the list generated by the random number generator. Although the picture may be a little deceptive in this respect, the recipe was just for a dressing. I wasn't particularly a fan of said dressing. I like every ingredient quite a bit, so I was optimistic. But the cumin was completely overpowering. Even the strong citrus flavors of orange juice and lime juice couldn't stand up to the flavor of the toasted cumin seeds. I like cumin, but I didn't want every bite of my salad to taste of nothing other than it. This recipe definitely had potential. With about half as much cumin I do think it would be good. But as written, it was just too aggressive.
Anecdote from math 212 yesterday: The room my second class is in is pretty big -- it probably seats more than a hundred, and it has tiered seating. Yesterday I am slowly going through an example on the board, explaining in great detail how to solve some trigonometric integral. I have my back to my class when suddenly I hear someone whisper (quite loudly!) "I think she's crazy." I couldn't help but laugh. So there I am, in front of my class, laughing (which may actually be evidence in support of my student's claim). I turned to where I knew the whisper had come from and said, "You know I can hear you." Then the whole class laughed, as most of them had also heard his not-too-whispery whisper.
After class the student, deeply blushing, came up to me and offered his sincerest apology. He had some excuse about not understanding why I was writing down something in such detail, etc, etc... I told him it was fine. He made me laugh and that's not such a bad thing.
So it's confirmed. My students do think I am crazy. It makes me feel very professional in a way. I have officially become that crazy calculus professor!