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)
If there's anyone who needs to be on the Meal Prep Bandwagon, it's Your Humble Blogger in Blue Wyoming. I'll explain why some other time; it's mostly medical and I'm sick of talking about it. Suffice it to say, cooking a lot on just one or two days for all week's eating makes ALL THE … Continue reading Do You Know the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man, the (Chorizo Egg Taco) Muffin Man…?
(Note : This is a results post for a process begun a few days ago. Link HERE) So it's bottling day here in Blue Wyoming. Strictly speaking, it could have been yesterday, but I decided my soda was still too sweet (and I had a mother of a flare up, so my hands were useless … Continue reading Mixed Berry Fields Forever!
So it's time to talk about my favorite everyday fermentation project, homemade soda pops. And no, this does not involve that ridiculous kitchen cluttering gadget they flog in infomercials, which I'm not going to name here less we mislead lazy search engine users (it rhymes with Coda Cream). It uses what's called a Ginger Bug. … Continue reading I Found my Thrill… on Mixed Berry Hill
I've been having a fairly difficult time in the last week. As much as I am really enjoying our cool fall temperatures, including our first snowfall of the season, the things that are happening in Washington these days have me increasingly tending towards the prepper side of things than the plain ole homesteader side. I'm … Continue reading Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow?
(Skip to recipe) Today I'm at risk of falling down a rabbit hole that will take me all day to crawl out of. Actually, I'm pretty sure I've already fallen down it, but it somehow reminded me that I owe you my super amazing bagel recipe! It must be the whole "hole" part. That rabbit … Continue reading If They Flew Over the Bay, They’d be… (Bagels)