Category Archives: in the kitchen

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thoughts on baking bread, part 2

part 1 { bread made for our thanksgiving dinner a few weeks ago } i have gotten into a rhythm of making bread, and seem to be coming to a basic recipe that works well for our needs as a … Continue reading

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home baked bread: 3 methods compared

i’ve been making bread for a number of years now. but it has never really felt like “homemade” because i’ve been using a bread maker. it’s a lovely little basic machine, which has done a good job for many, many … Continue reading

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“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Lewis Grizzard (writer & humourist)  we’ve been enjoying the bounty. gives a whole new meaning to “eat local.”

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homemade granola bars

the title makes me think i should dig out this old pic… i’m really not that crunchy :) as for the granola bars…sometimes, when i finally try something new (a recipe, a technique or project), i wonder why i didn’t … Continue reading

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homemade veggie stock

a friend and i were talking, and she mentioned how terrible she feels about throwing out food that has gone bad in the fridge. we have local green-bin composting and i have a composter in the yard as well, but … Continue reading

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