I had an eventful 2018 and also I am not super active online, so I thought I’d share things that happened this past year.
Nidya and I got engaged! 🎉 Fancy engagement photo
Sri Lanka 2018
Nidya and I visited Sri Lanka! Here are some photos from our trip.
Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Here’s my grandma’s chocolate fudge recipe transcribed from her original recipe card.
Ingredients 4 cups sugar 1⁄4 pound butter 1 large can pet milk (condensed milk) Two packages of chocolate chips One jar of marshmallow fluff Instructions Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a boil, and boil for 7 or 8 minutes.
Personal Notes on Setting Up Debian on my Laptop
I’ve been running Debian 9 on my laptop for the past few days and it works great! This was my first time booting Linux onto a laptop and it was not too bad.
Getting off of Twitter
I’m getting off of Twitter, a place I love (!), but am finding too easy to obsess over. I have like five legitimate followers so this shouldn’t be a big deal, but it feels like one.
Pico de Gallo Recipe
Nidya and I make this easy recipe for pico de gallo and it is really good! From Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors:
Ingredients 12 ounces large tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1⁄2 inch dice 2 tablespoons finley chopped red onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped 1 teaspoon soy sauce Kosher salt Instructions Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
Grandma King's Banana Bread
My grandma used to keep a box of note cards of her recipes, written in neat cursive and parceled together with a rubber band. I used to eat this banana bread for breakfast when visiting.
Nonprofits I've supported in 2017
These are some places I think are worth pitching in money if you are able. I’d love to learn about other ones doing good work!