Category Archives: Adventures in the green kitchen

A new obsession

You guys, I have a new obsession. I really, really want to find out what is underneath the ugly vinyl on my kitchen floor.  The vinyl is this weird off white color that never really looks clean, even when it’s … Continue reading

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Perfect coleslaw

Growing up in Southern California I don’t remember coleslaw being a thing.  My mother never made it, and while it was often available at picnics and potlucks, it was always the gloopy, white, mayo-coated variety, probably picked up from a grocery store … Continue reading

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Calm before

For awhile there the garden just didn’t need much attention.  The cool season crops where all in the ground, but mostly not yet ready for harvest. It was too early to plant the warm season crops and even the grass … Continue reading

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No work, no kneading, what’s not to like?

Flour, salt, yeast, water, and time perseverance My third attempt at “No Knead Bread” yielded this beautiful, rustic boule. I’m in my third week of attempting to make good bread.  I’ve always enjoyed crusty bread, but I’ve never found the … Continue reading

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Adventures in hot dog buns?

Hot dog buns on the cooling rack made from The Bread Machine Book by Marjie Lambert Last night I grilled up some hot dogs for dinner.  Not necessarily the most exciting dinner entrée, I grant you, although Nathans Famous are … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Perfect Bread

Light wheat bread from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and featured on Smitten Kitchen Adventures in Bread Over the past couple of weeks I’ve developed a new interest: making dough for rolls, pizza crust, and now bread in the West Bend … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Pancetta over Squid Ink Pasta

Back story So a few weeks back, I found a package of black spaghetti (infused with squid ink) at Target under their “Archer Farms” brand.  Two thoughts went through my head: “I haven’t had squid ink pasta in years!” and … Continue reading

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