Devil Egg

lots of lemons

A couple of months ago I came home with a HUGE bag full of lemons from Hillary’s dad’s tree. I’d been dying to make preserved lemons, and Hillary came through with primary ingredient. I was a bit concerned about asking for 15-18 pieces of fruit – it sounded greedy. When Hillary relayed my request to her… Continue reading Devil Egg

There She Goes Again

Big Daddy Dial Thermometer

One of the items I purchased after my cheese class was a thermometer: The Big Daddy Dial Thermometer. It is super cool because it has a nice long stem, and it can be calibrated. My previous thermometer didn't register at low enough temperatures for some types of cheese. I put the instrument into rapidly boiling… Continue reading There She Goes Again

Cheese Fundamentals

Curds and Wine logo

This past weekend I finally spent my birthday money from Ma and Tom. I was looking for the perfect-for-me opportunity, and then my job loss delayed things even further. But finally I found exactly what I wanted, and I spent Saturday afternoon in a cheese making class. Gisela, the owner of Curds and Wine, taught the three-hour… Continue reading Cheese Fundamentals

Right Tool for the Job

FARMCurious Packaging

I learned many of my cooking skills from my grandmas. Having grown up during the Great Depression, they taught me to make do with what we had – I didn’t need a biscuit cutter, that’s what jam jars (or juice glasses) are for, and pastry cutters - Why buy that when there are forks on hand? To… Continue reading Right Tool for the Job