Hi everyone! So, you might have noticed that I've been utterly silent for... ohhh.... five months? This despite the amount of cooking I did over the holidays. I think I even promised a tamales recipe at some point. Well, that clearly didn't happen. Thank goodness for Wyoming Blue, who has single-handedly kept this place alive … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! Turn and Face the Strange
I don't hunt, but I love wild game, and I'm lucky enough to live in a town with a highly functional barter economy, so every year I make a trade with a few of my hunting lady friends. Usually I give them homemade jam but lately the Chokecherry Delight Liqueur I made last summer has … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 4: Moroccan-Inspired Venison Chili
A few days ago I was at my parents' house around lunch time, and at their house lunch means soup. Usually canned, though mom makes homemade sometimes. That day was a canned day, and mom's soup was New England clam chowder. Damn, I used to love that stuff! But that was before I learned how … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 3: Chowder…ish?
I hate recipe sites that drown us in blather before getting to the recipe, so I'm trying to cut back on my own. I'll just say this isn't the soup I planned for this week, but I done fucked up the very first step on the recipe I'd planned for this week, and ruined the … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 2: Clean the Fridge Chorizo Chicken Soup
Welcome to my latest bout of insanity! A few days before the new year began, I tweeted: "52 weeks in a year, definitely more than 52 soup recipes in my cookbooks. Is this actionable intelligence?" I did it as a Twitter poll, and not a whole lot of people voted, but the answer from my … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 1: Tomatosoupa Avgolemono
(Skip to recipe) This year I will not be attending the family Thanksgiving because I have to watch the puppies (boarding is just too expensive), so I've been a little sad about the fact that I wouldn't be able to make my kids, my nieces, and my nephew, the dish that was always the most … Continue reading We’re the Cranberry Velvet Underground and We Have Come to Play (Cranberry Velvet)
(Skip to recipe) I wish I had taken more pictures of my glorious abundance of hot peppers this year. For mothers day, my husband and kids bought me two jalapeño pepper plants, because we use them often, and two Tabasco pepper plants, which was unexpected. Though I've never managed to properly grow a pepper before, … Continue reading Criss Cross Hot Sauce (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)