Category: food

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First Nectarine

For at least six years I’ve had a dwarf nectarine in the front garden. Every year it is covered in flowers that the bees love, like this. And every year when the little green...

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Strawberry (rhubarb) Shortcake Day

Mike discovered that today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day, so obviously I had to make strawberry shortcakes today. We also had some rhubarb sauce I’d made earlier in the week with rhubarb from Wilson’s....

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Molasses Ginger Cookies

Last weekend we had the annual neighborhood holiday cookie swap. As usual I was trying to decide what kind of cookies to make, and for so reason molasses cookies really appealed to me. This...

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Hackathon/Bogrács Gulyás

At work this weekend, we had a hackathon. Everyone was making cool stuff and trying out crazy ideas. Of course, even when you’re hacking, you need to do things right. And that includes safety...

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Pastry (and Blueberry Peach Pie)

Tom has been saying for a while that he wanted a reminder of how to make pastry for pies. Summer is not the best time to make pastry, especially when it’s hot and muggy....

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Chorizo, Egg, and Onion Sandwiches

A few weeks ago I had to make dinner for myself and Peter, and wanted to do sausages, but the store didn’t have any sausage rolls, so I decided to make more of a...

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Pot Roast Goulash

This is inspired by the Goulash recipe from the Loaf & Ladle Cookbook. It has been my goto goulash recipe for many, many years. Today I wanted something that would work in the slow-cooker,...

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Pecan Pie

It’s Thanksgiving. In addition to pumpkin pie we usually have a pecan pie. I’ve been using the same recipe since I was in college. It comes from an old notebook where I used to...

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Searzall

You may remember that last Christmas I got the Anova immersion heater circulator, and I’ve used it for cooking fish. One of the jobs that it’s supposed to be really good at is cooking steaks...

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Sourdough Crumpets

I keep looking for different ways to use my sourdough starter. Particularly the “unfed” starter that is discarded when you feed the sourdough after it’s been in the fridge. Today I tried the Sourdough...