Semi-digestive biscuits, square ones on a white background.

Semi-Sweet Biscuits

December 5, 2011 smitsa 1

One of the staples of the grocery list is the biscuit and possibly rivalling cookies would be  hard, semi-sweet or sweet biscuits. The emphasis however […]

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Tansy

November 30, 2011 smitsa 0

Plant Description Tansy is an erect, rhizomatous, weedy perennial plant that grows about 7 feet (2 m) tall.  The plant is found growing in vacant […]

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Suo Yang (Cynomorium songaricum)

November 14, 2011 smitsa 0

Cynomorium songaricum Rupt. Known in China as Suo Yang (Family: Cynomoriaceae) is an achlorophyllous parasitic herb found in the northwest of China. Parasitic plants and […]

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Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate

October 21, 2011 smitsa 1

Ethyl lauroyl arginate (ELA) is a preservative used in a range of products including non-alcoholic beverages, fish, meat products and salads. It may be worth […]

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Pervaporation

October 14, 2011 smitsa 0

When I first used membranes in my Ph.D., pervaporation was a method seen as an adjunct to gas separation methods being explored at the time. […]