Veggie Garbage Stock

One of the items that often goes to waste in my house is vegetables. Mostly because I tend to over purchase and my spouse doesn’t like eating anything that is slightly off. I often feel really bad about this but haven’t really been able to consistently solve the problem.

This past weekend I was cleaning out …

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Blackberry Jam

The farm where I picked peaches also had blackberries and because I’m a big berry fan I picked a container of them to make something with. Initially I thought I’d make ice cream but I ran out of time to do that. So I decided to make some jam instead because my dad really likes …

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Recipe Cache

I’m the kind of cook who really likes to collect recipes. I’m extremely grateful I live in the modern era where I can do this digitally rather than physically clipping stuff and sticking scraps of paper into the cookbook like my grandmother. However, the process is still pretty imperfect. I have a recipe program that …

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Peach Extravaganza

Last weekend after discovering via an internet search a place close enough to pick peaches, the family and I went on a peach picking excursion. We came home with 2 pecks of peaches. 1 peck of yellow peach and 1 of white peaches. Knowing that they would only last so long and that I had …

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Oven fried chicken and vegetables

I really like fried breaded chicken breasts, zucchini and eggplant paired with pasta. But, I always feel kind of guilty when I pan fry these in oil. I keep trying to come up with alternatives. The typical approach would be to grill all of these things. However, in my opinion the finished texture just isn’t …

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Ramen Experiments

One of my husband and my food “addictions” is ramen. There is a local place we REALLY like to go to but it can get pricey going regularly. So I decided to do some investigating on how to make ramen from scratch.

The key to a good ramen is really the broth and noodles. In my …

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Pastitsio Friday

Pasta is always a favorite at my house. So tonight I decided to pull out a trusted recipe for Pastitsio. For those you who don’t know about this dish. It is a Greek dish which has layers of pasta in a modified morney sauce and a ground meat and tomato mixture. The recipe is quite …

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Kumquat Bundt Cake

I typically am not a cake baker because and entire cake really isn’t something I can easily make sure gets eaten at my house. I make cakes for birthdays but otherwise only for events with a large number of people. However, as I mentioned a previous post, I have more kumquats from my neighbor than …

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Spring Jam Making

One of the things I like most about spring is the chance to get fresh produce, especially fresh fruit and berries. Last year I was able to buy strawberries and apricots in bulk and make jam with them. This was really my first experience making jam and while some of the batches setup nicely, others …

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