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Tres Quiche

Quiche, as it’s most often served in American diners, seems to be a dish consisting primarily of eggs and cheese, with the occasional strand of vegetable crying for attention. That is a different kind of quiche from the one I have made up. Mine may not be the more traditional kind but, since I rarely use real recipes, I wouldn’t know that, so I will pretend that all quiches are stuffed to the [crust] brim with veggies. On the other hand, maybe that means it’s good for you! Furthermore, the yoghurt makes it really fluffy and nice. I highly recommend… my recipe. Surprise, surprise.

Put these things into the oven, and out comes a delicious quiche!

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My lab has one of those fancy-schmancy Keurig machines, and it is gold in the mornings. Probably wastes a lot of natural resources, which I do occasionally think about, but the coffee quality is solid, and it only takes one minute to make!

When we acquired said glorious elixir-of-life distributor, my boss purchased the initial boxes of K-cups so everyone could try it out. Only a couple of my labmates drink coffee, but since we live in Michigan, everyone needs hot something to drink in the winter. So he bought dark and light coffee, hot chocolate, earl grey tea, and “Donut House Decaf.” Let’s review: no one in our lab drinks decaf. The lab has had meetings at coffee shops. We hang out all the time, and see each other every morning (when coffee is generally consumed in my experience, unless you’re a grad student). There are only six of us! And none of us has ever expressed even the tiniest desire for decaf.

This is what I shall henceforth refer to as “accommodating the invisible.” The invisible is an imaginary guest with needs that someone would feel guilty not providing for. In this instance, it is the nonexistent decaf drinker.

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