Category: In the Kitchen

Ugly Drum Smoker
In the Kitchen

My Ugly Drum Smoker Follow-up

I did it. I have managed to finish building, seasoning, and now cooking meat in the Ugly Drum Smoker that I started building earlier this summer. Yes I did. I cooked a set of side ribs and a pile of sausages. The ribs and sausages turned out “okay”. Not great. My results may be more […]

Bighorn Sheep
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Cooking a Chicken Pot Pie Almazan Kitchen Style

My daughter and I love to watch the Almazan Kitchen YouTube videos and she came up with the idea of creating her own “Almazan Kitchen” video. And, she asked me to work on the video project with her. Perhaps the most gratifying thing I have ever heard say in a very long time was when […]

Sourdough Bread
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Sourdough Bread; We’re Back in Business

If you cast your mind back a couple weeks to mid to late June you may remember we had a little bit of a heat wave. And the combination of that little heat wave and the frenzy associated with the end of the school year made me forget to take care of my sourdough starter. […]

Smoked Bread
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Smoked Bread on the Grill

I put a ball of bread dough on the grill and “smoked” it! I put the dough on the one side of the grill with no direct heat and the foil packages of applewood chips on the other side with heat under them. The heat under the foil packets got them smoking hot – and […]

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Baking Bread at the Cabin

I spent time at the family cabin over the Easter weekend and I took advantage of my time there to try making a couple loaves of bread. The first one was a French-style, quick rise bread with yeast and no sourdough. I mixed together the ingredients: water, brown sugar, yeast, and unbleached white flour. I […]

baking bread
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Baking Bread at the Cabin

This weekend, the first weekend of spring break was a perfect opportunity to get out of town with my kids and do a little cabin cooking. More specifically – I was baking bread. The first loaf of bread in the video posted above is a full-on, quick rise, no muss yeast bread. In my mixing […]

Vitamix
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Snow Day and Vitamix Soup

Tuesday was a snow day. Virtually every school in Metro Vancouver was closed so I spent the day alternating between doing professional reading*, watching the kids sledding, stopping the kids from fighting about sledding, and shovelling snow. And making soup in my Vitamix. The snow day Vitamix lunch was a “fresh” pea and butternut squash […]

Christmas Gifts
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Christmas Gifts and Foggy Days

I love the foggy days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve … when so many of us do not have to report in to work … such bliss. I’ve been enjoying time with family and friends and my new kitchen tools! The first new “toy” I got was a completely unexpected purchase; a beautiful new […]

Instant Pot
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Instant Pot Makes A Perfect Egg

I saw a thing on Pinterest on how to use an Instant Pot to make perfect hard boiled eggs using the “5-5-5 method.” “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” I simply put the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot, added a cup of water, and then placed five eggs on […]