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Mongolian beef – this maybe doesn’t look particularly appetizing but trust me, it’s just the picture not doing it justice because it was delish! I tried out a couple of new recipes this week, both utilizing that wonderful tool of … Continue reading
I wasn’t expecting to like this soup. Which, I know. Why would you make a soup you weren’t expecting to like? But it was one of those things… I wanted soup, I wanted pork and vegetables in it, but I … Continue reading
(alternately titled, “Reasons my mother thinks I may have been an alien baby”) (subtitled “wherein I use a lot of italicized comments in parentheses”) Me: I made mayonnaise today! My Mom: Why? Conversations like these are not altogether rare around … Continue reading
a.k.a. “Winging it when you don’t have a recipe!” I love this time of year. Our brief moment of down time has arrived. (Well, as “down” as it ever gets around here.) We’re done with volleyball season, and basketball & … Continue reading
Seeing as how it’s St. Patrick’s Day (for one more hour), it seems a fitting time to tell you about a new product we have: dried beef! To be honest, I almost decided to just stash all of it in … Continue reading
I really can’t believe, out of all the recipe posts I’ve done, that I’ve never done pizza! It’s an almost-weekly meal at our house during the fall, winter & spring months. (And I’m working on mastering pizza on the grill … Continue reading
I mentioned earlier that we had another batch of chickens butchered last week. Usually I just get them all as whole birds. But our processor does do cut-ups, so I decided to try that out this time and got about … Continue reading
Once upon a time, a long time ago…I turned 30. And one of my best friends from high school did, too, just 7 days before me. So I flew out to San Francisco to celebrate with her. Me, left, Susan, … Continue reading
What is it about peeling and dicing potatoes that calms me, soothes me, centers me? What is it about making something so simple as soup? Some humble vegetables, some chicken bones boiled in water to make broth, some salty ham… … Continue reading