Never give me hot peppers to work with. Today, having just minced a jalapeno, I sat down to my computer to work while the carrot latkes were baking and the jalapeno-lime-apple salsa was waiting (one of Sydney’s best recipe finds)–and I immediately rubbed my nose. So now I’m working on my dissertation with a tingling nose (“Rudolph with your nose so bright . . .”). I’ll be scrubbing my hands thoroughly before Katherine wakes up.