Category Archives: cooking

A New Thanksgiving Tradition

We certainly have some Thanksgiving traditions in our family.  I always make these pumpkin orange rolls, of course we eat cranbrosia, and we (for three years running now) braise our turkey for the most incredibly delicious and moist turkey you’ve … Continue reading

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A Pre-Thanksgiving Blessing For You

May your turkey be flavorful and delicious. May your conversation be peaceful and fun. May your travel be safe and easy. And may your almost-two year old not be left unattended with the pumpkin pie. That was a squirrel eating … Continue reading

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The Bossy Edition: Peel Your Eggplant! Make This Salad! Cook These Recipes!

In an effort to keep this blog from being dominated by cooking, this is a three-part post, full of bossiness.  If you follow all of my instructions, your life will be transformed.  Seriously, it will be. 1. Peel your eggplant! … Continue reading

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When Canning Goes Bad (literally)

Last week, Nik went downstairs for another jar of strawberry jam and came up with this: That’s right, that’s a jar of strawberry jam, being consumed by mold.  Evidently, I didn’t notice that one of the jars hadn’t sealed when … Continue reading

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More About Food Preservation (including how we did this last winter)

Near the end of last fall, I posted a tally of all that we had preserved (i.e. canned and frozen).  At that time, I promised to write another post about food preservation with lots more information about how/why we do … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Mark’s Career as a Baker

After the last bread post, I realized that by this age, Ellie was already helping me make bread.  So this week, I let Mark in on the rolling pin action and he had so much fun! This might be my … Continue reading

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First Bread

Ellie has been quite happily helping me make our sandwich bread (rather, form the loaves) for almost two years now.  We have our routine – I roll it out the first time and fold it up, she rolls it flat … Continue reading

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