Category: In the Kitchen

Vitamix
In the Kitchen

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 […]

In the Kitchen

Updated; No-Knead Rolled Oats Bread

I promise this isn’t turning into a bread-blog, but my goodness, did we ever make a beauty of a loaf of bread yesterday! This is our No-Knead Rolled Oats Bread. I checked out Steve’s Kitchen on YouTube and followed his super simple instructions and wow, what a beautiful loaf! It rose up almost to the lid […]

In the Kitchen

Making Sourdough Bread Update

I finally did it! I baked a loaf of bread from my sourdough starter that WE CAN eat!! The truth is that this was my second loaf. The first loaf turned out to be so dense and hard that I just tossed it in the green bin. It would’ve more of a blunt force The […]

In the Kitchen

Making Sourdough Bread

I’m going way out to the wilderness of baking bread. I’ve created my own sourdough starter! I’ll tell more about the sourdough starter later but for now, here’s my first attempt at making bread with my starter. I used a half cup of my starter, 3 cups of unbleached flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt […]

In the Kitchen

No Knead Bread – Super Simple Recipe

I have been making bread at home every other day and I am really quite enjoying the experience – as well as eating the bread! I make a super simple bread that requires VERY little effort. All I do is scoop 3 cups of flour, a half cup of rolled oats, 1 1/2 teaspoons of […]

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Stuffed Peppers with Campbell’s Soup

Yesterday after school the kids and I saw a video of “how to make stuffed peppers” on the Facebook and we decided to try making them in our test kitchen. They turned out pretty good – but not perfect. But…we’ll get to that. .We started out by prepping the peppers – we cut the tops off […]

In the Kitchen

Let’s Break Bread

What a couple of weeks of chaos! I’ve had no time to write a single thing. Ugh. So here’s a random pic of a loaf of French bread I baked while I was away at the cabin. It was a good loaf of bread. Please follow and like us:

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Butter Chicken with House of Knives

Last weekend I had a few quiet moments at home so I took the opportunity to test out the chef’s knife and vegetable peeler that the folks from House of Knives gave me – yes, this is a sponsored post because the knives were given to me by HOK. I decided to try making Butter […]