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All the cooking related stuff we do.

Refrigerator Pickles
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Refrigerator Pickles

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately – I just haven’t felt like writing or sharing anything here nor on my Instagram account. No real reason other than asking myself what’s the point if any of this “sharing”. Anyway, I posted awhile ago about the refrigerator pickles I made. And, well, they’re excellent. […]

Refrigerator Pickles
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Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

I got a bag of cucumbers from my Mom’s garden this week and I decided to try to make refrigerator pickles. It was super easy. First thing I did was thinly slice the cucumbers and an onion before putting them into a large stainless bowl. I gave a generous shake of salt onto the cukes […]

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese
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Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

The kids and I quite enjoy watching Chef Jamie Oliver create dishes like this cauliflower Mac n cheese – meals that are so simple, accessible to kids, and yet nutritious and delicious. And after watching him make it, we decided we could also make it. Unfortunately I did not get any pics of us actually […]

Easy No Knead Bread
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No-Nonsense Sourdough Bread

I have been baking bread for my family for the last couple of years and I have gone through countless bread making tips, techniques, and recipes. I have settled now settled on my own recipe for No-Nonsense Sourdough Bread. It just simply WORKS. Tip – I usually start the bread making process in the evening […]

Puff Pastry Ratatouille
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Jamie Oliver Puff Pastry Ratatouille

Okay, I have to admit – I am running on fumes and I am struggling to find the energy to write anything these days. I have taken to calling every day Blursday because honestly, all the days seems the same. One of the positives from being in this “stay home” situation is that the kids […]

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Baking Bread

It seems that baking bread is the thing to do during this current “shelter in place” caused by the Corona virus. Funny thing is, I started baking bread a couple of years ago simply out of curiosity and I’ve been baking two or three loaves a week ever since. Also, I got tired of buying […]

Bread Baking
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Vitamix Cream of Asparagus Soup

I am teaching my kids the importance of “waste not, want not” and honestly, is there any kitchen device that exemplifies that more so than the Vitamix? The Vitamix will turn virtually anything you have in the kitchen into an ultra-smooth smoothie. Or into soup. Like a Vitamix Cream of Asparagus soup. So that is […]

Bread Baking
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Apple Juice in the Vitamix

I’ve had a Vitamix “whole food processor” for about 20 years now and while I don’t use it all that often anymore, when I do use it, the results are usually pretty much 100% tasty. This weekend just gone, I was watching Let it Mix on Instagram make apple juice on with her Vitamix and […]

Baking Bread
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Baking Bread on an Open Fire

While out of town on the Family Day weekend, my daughter and I filmed a short video of us baking a loaf of bread in a cast iron Dutch oven, over an open fire. My daughter loves being the camera operator and directing how the video “unfolds”. I quite enjoy her directorial skills! And the […]