I can make a full Thanksgiving meal on the spur of the moment from my pantry and freezer. Can't everyone?
Back when I was dancing, my life was hyper-organized. It had to be. I was working full-time and between training with Kurt and practicing on my own, I was dancing twenty hours a week. During my dancing career, each weekend day I prepared double-batches for dinner, measuring and freezing up the leftovers. Quickly I ended… Continue reading Do What Works
I was so excited to try my hand at making an aged cheese on January 2nd - my last day off before returning from the holidays. What a great way of starting the new year. I had already purchased all the remaining supplies I needed. I was raring to go. It was going well. I heated… Continue reading Trial Run
This past holiday season brought with it not only our new house, but I received some awesome kitchen implements. I've previously written about another culinary right tool for the job - which ended up being more of a miss ultimately. Hopefully these end up having more longevity. The gift I got from DH2U was the… Continue reading Right Tool
A little while back, there was a television commercial that portrays cable tv subscribers as settlers. My mind does not make the leap to where someone who has cable gives them a pioneer mentality – Yes, I know it is supposed to mean that they are completely behind the times, but self-sufficiency is not a negative… Continue reading Settling for Self Sufficiency
I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets: I've written about my sauerkraut maker (which has ultimately ended up molding more often than fermenting) and DH2U's grandma's food mill (a classic!). I thought I was over it ... until I saw an awesome price on something I'd been considering buying anyways - turning zucchini into "noodles". I… Continue reading Gadget Queen
In the play "Bake Off," there is a discussion between two competitors about recipe development. One baker talked about trying the exact same recipe over and over, adjusting the bake time by one minute each time to find the optimum process. I simultaneously admired her dedication and thought she was insane for all that tedium.… Continue reading Tedium
At the end of my cheese tasting post, I hinted at big news to come, and now it arrived: The reason I had the tasting party was to figure out which cheese to perfect ... to enter it at the Fair! During my cheese class, the instructor mentioned this cheese competition. I thought she was… Continue reading Fair Day